Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Locations 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 Education - 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 1/22/2020, 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

212 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Makar to anybody and everybody. I think he is a great Doctor Who spends time with you and listens to you, he explains your treatment options to you to help you decide what's the best treatment I should try. His bedside manor is great! Best thing about Dr. Makkar is he really shows that he cares! He's kind and considerate and above all smart. He doesn't hesitate to explain things to you, step by step, if I need it. Best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Makaar is a wonderful and caring person anddoctor. He cares about his patients; and it shows.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Excellent care from Dr. Makaar and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I was blessed to have referred to Dr. Makkah, he was compassionate and thorough with my care the past 5 years I am thankful for all his help!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Absolutely excellent care and concern by Dr. Makkar

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

He listened, answered my questions and messaged another doctor about my situation before my appointment with her. I consider him to be very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

I would and do tell everyone howexcellent my doctor is through my whole cancer process he was on pointhe care and listen to my pain and concerns and took time to solve anyproblem to make me feel better I always felt his compassion and whenyou think you are dying that meansso much to keeping fighting to beatthis!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Very good provider

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Makkar is excellent and goes far beyond expectations in his care!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

No problems with Dr. Makkar's care

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

dr. makkar is a mensch! he explains things in a way that anyone can understand what's going on. he doesn't rush you like some doctors do.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

when i had to transfer over to dr. makkar, i was a little scared since i had never heard of him. when i first met him i truly felt comfortable with him and that he would be the new doctor for me.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr maakar is extremely thorough and really seems to care for me his patient

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. V. Makkar is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Makkar is the BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Makkar is always thoughtful, thorough, respectful, kind and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Makkar is a treasure. His expertise, compassion, and ability (and willingness) to explain medical situations in terms which are easily understandable to the patient are exceptional.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

It, my experience with Doctor Makkar has been a Blessing to me. He is patient , kind, and understanding. He explains everything well .

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Makkar is not only a good doctor. he is kind and caring...I am happy to be under his vare!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Absolutely love Dr Makkar...very caring, patient,answers all questions... blessed to have him as Dr

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I think Dr Makkar is one of the best doctors and human being I've ever been lucky enough to have

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Makkar, he's amazing

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Makar is a very good doctor, he listens to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Makkar worked with me to find a new primary care physician.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Doctor gave me a sense of confidence and was caring to any concerns I had .

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr Makkar is a very good listener which helps make him a very good doctor. He also noticed my tests showing low iron levels which my primary care doctor did not mention to me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

it's always a pleasure dealing with Dr. Makkar's stsff'.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Makkar always very detailed in explaining my treatment. His professionalism and caring attitude in making sure the patient has a clear understanding of expectations and desired outcomes.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

my experience is always a positive one with Dr. Makkar

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Excellent Provider. One of the best at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Makkar explains options very well, what will be expected and includes my concerns when suggestiong therapy. Never rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr Makkar is the best!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

dr Makkar is very caring and has excellent bedside manners. he takes the time to make sure you understand everything

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Doc Makkar is the most caring, humble, intelligent, gentle, great listener, human being on the planet earth. He is truly in the right job!! He has empathy. He is thorough. It is an honor to be his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Makkar is the best!!'

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Makkar is very concerned about his patients and takes a great deal of time answering questions and giving information.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

A very thoughtful physician. Took all issues into consideration.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Makkar was attentive, thorough, kind and informative. I left my appointment with an understanding of my medical situation and am very grateful to Dr.Makkah for helping me process with my numerous questions. Dr. Makkah is a 10 on a 1-5 scale.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

dr makkar is fabulous, kind, thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Makkar is the best doctor that I've ever had. He is so kind and compassionate. He explains things so that I understand them and makes me feel like a patient that he truly cares about.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

aside from being and excellent Dr. , Dr. Makkar is a very caring human being.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I feel blessed to have Dr. Makkar. He is brilliant and compassionate with outstanding people skills that trickles down through the entire department.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I feel very confident that Dr. Makar takes very good care of me

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

dr makkar is an excellent engaging listener who never makes the patient feel rushed

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr was so patient with my father. He listened intently and patiently and responded kindly.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Makkar is straight forward and thorough. Kind.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Makkar is very thorough, patient, knowledgeable and kind. I am so thankful he is my doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Makkar is the best of the best. Every support staff member I encounter at the Beachwood Oncology/Hematology office is knowledgeable, efficient, comforting, kind, friendly, and cheerful. I couldn't hope for better care than what the Clinic is providing me in my battle with cancer.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Makkar has been my oncologist for 15 years when I had chemotherapy. He's the best.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Makkar is an extremely conscientious physician who clearly and thoroughly explains health issues, medical procedures and treatment options. I believe Dr. Makkar genuinely cares for his patients; he is kind and sensitive to his patient's medical issues. I trust Dr. Makkar's professional medical guidance for my oncological care.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Dr. Makkar is caring, professional doctor who takes time with his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Dr. Makkar is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Makkar LISTENS

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

my experience with Dr. Makkar has been very positive. He takes his time with me, answers all my questions, and is very compassionate

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I was seen by both, Dr.Makkar & his intern (Ian). They were both very professional, explained my test results and answered my questions so that it was easily understood by me.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Makkar takes the time to answer questions. He is makes me feel comfortable with my decisions and care plan.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Makkar is an outstanding communicator and he thoroughly explained my condition and was extremely sensitive to my feelings and opinion. I am sure he will help with my future. I?m sure he is the right person to help me!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

dr. makkar is an excellent physician. he cares about you and listens to all of your concern.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Makkar was very courteous, understanding and sympathetic. He was very thorough in his examination and helped me remember problems that I had 30-40 years ago. I was very impressed with his caring and gentlemess.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Makkar is absolutely wonderful, caring, kind, and a fabulous physician.

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