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Department Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

Additional Locations

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Pulmonary / Critical Care
Chicago, IL USA
2002

Fellowship - University of Illinois
Pulmonary & Critical Care

2002

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Chicago, IL USA
2002

Residency - Summa Health System Family Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
1999

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
1999

Internship - Summa Health System
Akron, OH USA
1997

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
M.D.
Rootstown, OH USA
1996

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1992

Medical Education - University of Akron

1992

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Akron, OH USA

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/10/2020, Dr. Kakarala has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

56 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Phone visit was very good and looking forward to working with Dr kakarala. Very kind and ease of visit was excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Kalaraha and his staff are very kind and scheduling appointments with Him his scheduling team is very good about getting me in for an appointment whether it just a check up and especially when my asthma flares up at any point !!! My asthma is so severe he and his staff ensure I get a appointment !!! And if I message Dr. Kalaraha on my chart he himself messages me back to tell me what I need too do and has sure I have the meds I need to go feel better!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Kalaraha is an awesome lung Dr. He does his job excellently He is the best lung Dr. In Ohio that I have seen for my severe asthma and sleep apena !!! He really listens to what you have to say and how you feel !!! He wants his patients to have a good quality of life !!! I love Dr. Kalaraha He is the first Dr. Who made me feel that I wasn't lying about how severe my asthma really is and he is working with me to help me get some relief !!! I would recommend Dr. Kalaraha to anyone who needs a lung doctor because He ireally is the best lung Dr. In Akron Ohio !!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

really appreciated the time spent by the doctor explaining the different options available to me.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I love the fact that the Dr. takes the time to explain the plan of treatment and listens to my concerns without rushing. His staff is very courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

nice staff and and doctor was concerned about Judi getting her equipment in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

just a very good doctor and really explains everything.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Kakarala is one of the best Dr's I have every had. Over the years I have seen many, many Dr's and he is by far one of the very best. He was thoughtful and compassionate. He took time to explain my treatment plan and the reasons for the various testing I would be completing. I felt very safe and well cared for.

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