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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA USA
Fellowship - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Internship - The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH USA
- Board-certified in internal medicine
- Board-certified in hematology/oncology
- Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Hematology, medical oncology
Awards & Honors
- Top Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2008
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Hematology
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
Research & Publications
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As of 1/24/2017, Dr. Makkar 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.
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196 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
20 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2017
Dr. Makkar is an excellent doctor.
Reviewed on May 24, 2017
Dr. Makkar offered a medication to address a symptom caused by my primary medication in his usual manner: kind and clear, without pressure to take the optional medication, so that I felt free to make the choice. Since cancer patients experience a loss of control over events, the measure of autonomy offered in medication choice is encouraging.
Reviewed on May 8, 2017
Dr. Makkar always allows plenty of time for questions and discussions about care.
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017
Dr. Makkar is excellent. He takes the time to explain things to me, listens to my questions and has great bedside manner. All of the staff in the office are always friendly and caring. Visiting the cancer center at Hillcrest Hospital is always a good experience.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2017
Always a good experience with Dr Makkar - an excellent physician with a warm bedside manner!!
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017
Dr Makkar takes time out of his busy day to check on me after my treatments.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016
I have seen Dr. Makkar for almost 20 yrs. He says my wife & I are like family to him.
Reviewed on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Makkar explained things in a way that made them clear, but he was not condescending at all. I felt respected as a patient and a person.
Reviewed on Sep 29, 2016
I NEVER leave Dr. Makkar's office with unanswered questions.
Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016
Always very informative with clear instructions.
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2016
Dr. Makkar has persued every avenue to treat my cancer.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016
care provider was incredibly receptive and responsive to my questions, he explained complex problems i had with my condition in a manner that was completely understandable...on top of that his demeaner was exceptional
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2016
Dr. Makkar is always very kind and professional taking personal interest in me.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016
Dr.. M. is very patient and non judgemental.
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016
My experience as Dr. Makkar's patient confirms the reputation he has among my fellow healthcare professionals as a superb oncologist. He is very courteous, soft-spoken, extremely knowledgeable and adept at explaining medical information. His kindly manner and expertise put one at ease and engender confidence, a boon for a cancer patient during an uncertain time. He called me at home when I had questions before my mastectomy and again with the results of my cancer gene activity testing. He also expedited a prescription to the proper pharmacy when my own incorrect assumption about filling the prescription created a rush situation before a vacation. As a medical technologist I assisted during his performing a bone marrow and was extremely impressed by the care, respect and compassion he exhibited toward the patient at all times. I feel blessed that my cancer treatment is in Dr. Makkar's capable hands.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016
provider included me in discussion of my future care plans
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016
Very informative and takes everything into consideration.
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