Department Regional Oncology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital


Additional Locations

Regional Oncology

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
View all 6 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Fox Chase Cancer Center
Medical Oncology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Fellowship - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - The Christ Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Internship - The Christ Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Combined Sciences
Youngstown, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in internal medicine
  • Board-certified in hematology/oncology


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Hematology, medical oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2008


  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

226 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017

I have been Dr. Makkar's patient over 10 years. He is an amazing doctor - attentive and caring throughout my breast cancer treatment. He was highly recommended by a family member who is also a Cleveland Clinic physician. I truly appreciate the fact that Dr. Makkar has made the experience comfortable. It is obvious that he cares about his patients. Dr. Makkar

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

All loving help!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2017

Dr Makkar is exactly the kind of hematologist I've been searching for. He's a great listener, a wonderful teacher, and is totally willing to partner with me in difficult decisions I need to make. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2017

I was very happy and impressed with Dr. Makkar. He did not rush me and listened to me and answered my questions. I would go back to him and recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

My husband and I have had multiple conversations about how much we appreciate Dr. Makkar and the consideration he gives to my follow up care. Dr. Makkar takes his time to carefully consider what the next steps are in my care, he listens to my input, and answers questions/provides information in a clear manner. I never feel rushed with Dr. Makkar, and that is something that is very important to me. He's an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

Dr. Makkar is an Awesome doctor! best I've ever had. He's very knowledgeable and always researching newer treatment options. explains everything and answers every question! Never feel rushed. I feel he really cares about you and your treatment. He's the Best and I do refer him as often as I can!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

instuctions are always provided

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

Dr Makkar has (earned) my utmost confidence.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017

can't imagine anyone doing better!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017

Have never had a bad experience; always a good experience.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2017

Dr. Makkar filled in for the regular Doctor I was to see. I was very comfortable with him. I have full confidence In him.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2017

Dr. Makkar is always very kind, thoughtful and reassuring. He is good at listening and does not rush through the appointment, making the patient feel as if there is sufficient time to address concerns. His thorough and knowledgeable approach encourages the patient that one's health concerns are under very watchful care, a boon for the cancer patient especially.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2017

Dr. Makkar is absolutely one of the things the Cleveland Clinic has gotten right!!! He is unparalleled in his care, compassion, clarity, kindness...everything I need in a physician in charge of helping me survive cancer.

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

always professional

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