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

Hillcrest Hospital

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

See publications for Vinit Makkar, MD.

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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 1/11/2021, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

202 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Makkar was very professional, he listened and answered all my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Makkar is thorough, kind, and he goes the extra mile. A friend recommended him, and I am most grateful to her. Again, his day is non stop, but he never lets that get in the way of excellent care. Cancer is unpredictable, but the care at Hillcrest is dependable. The medical oncology team and the surgical oncology team are excellent. I wouldn't go anywhere else, and frequently recommend these caregivers.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Makkar is the most genuine professional I have ever met. He is so caring and takes time to not only listen but hears what any questions or concerns you may have

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Makkar is excellent.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

a very thoughtful and helpful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Doctor Makkar is a wonderful person

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr Makkar and anyone I have dealt with on his behalf has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Makkar, continues to be the best doctor I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Everyone is always very helpful and courteous so is Dr Makkar he answered all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Makkar is the best oncologist on planet earth. He LISTENS. He CARES. He is GENTLE. He is an EXPERT. He is truly a grand human being with a special gift to truly heal humans. I am honored to have him as my oncologist. He really has a special gift as a doctor. So fortunate to have him as my oncologist. His staff is the best too!! Very professional and caring. Sincere. Sincere. Sincere.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Makkar is the best! His office staff and nurses are great!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I have had nothing but the very best care from the cleveland clinic, and Dr makkar is outstanding. I drive 3 hours one way to continue being seen by him and the hospital. all people have been gracious and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr Mikkar is probably the best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Great to meet the doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

The doctor was getting to know me! Previous doctor had passed away! He was wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

all in all I have very good experience with the nurses. Katie and Dr. Makkar. Try to get appointment.that is convenient is it so easy.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Maakkar is the best

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Makkar is ALWAYS professional, caring and responsive to questions. He ca't always do what I want him to do but tI never doubt that he is doing the best for me

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

dr makkar is knowledgeable, patient, kind, calm and approachable.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Maakar extremely patient and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Makar is the best oncologist, he's been with me through years of being a breast cancer survivor!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Makkar has been a fantastic health care professional, he is clearly a leader in his field and leads with data but also exhibits a wonderful bed side manner.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

too early but Dr. Makaar is the best doctor ever, so it makes up for it. I think he's one of the few doctors who really cared enough about me to keep "digging" for answers. I thank the lord for him, so yes it's been a very good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Vinit Makkar is superior in every aspect!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

best doctor at the clinic. extremely knowledgeable and takes time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

excellent provider

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

The doctors and nursing staff have met my expectations in the utmost fashion.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

once a year appointment it was very good, but I did miss checking my area where I had cancer although I saw and was checked by my primary care in October and my medical oncology Dr in June. so this visit was not an issue. very good visit

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr Makkar has been my oncologist from the start of my chemo almost 16 years ago. He is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I can never say enough about Dr. Makkar's rare combination of professional excellence and compassionate manner. Both inspire the confidence and hope a cancer patient needs. On this occasion he gave full attention to concerns I had, adapted a test order to a preference I indicated and offered a cutting-edge test that will help map out my future treatment. Dr. Makkah sees beyond the disease to the patient as a person, a great boon to the cancer patient who, despite how the disease upends one's life, resists it becoming one's identity.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Makkar is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Makkar holds a special place in my heart. I truly believe his medical expertise and compassion helped save my life and he continues to care for me with the same commitment years after my initial cancer diagnosis. Also, his nursing staff are some of the best I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Excellent Staff. Dr. Makkar is the BEST.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Makkar is great, and is second to none!!

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!

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