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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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Fox Chase Cancer Center
Medical Oncology
Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Residency - The Christ Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Internship - The Christ Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Combined Sciences
Youngstown, OH

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 4/6/2024, Dr. Makkar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

* 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

252 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Highly recommend dr Makkar

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Makkar was very reassuring on how to treat illness and took the time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

The care is fine. Getting an appointment is hard. For a M.D. I see twice a year I make an appointment before I leave. However recently I've come up against needing to see a new doctor, I have to wait 7 weeks for an appointment, and I feel lucky I don't have to wait longer. The wait for an appointment is usually to long.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Best doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Makkar always makes me feel well informed. He is thorough and cares about his patient. I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Makkar was a very good answering and relating to me and my wife about my needs. I was also impressed by him remembering my wife from him treating her over 30 years ago.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

I feel that I am very fortunate to have Dr. Makkar as my hematologist. It is obvious that he really cares about his patients. He takes time with me to discuss my condition and asks all the questions required to get the full picture. Dr. Makkar has the expertise, intelligence, and experience for me to be confident in in his recommendations going forward.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Makkar is the greatest human being I have EVER encountered

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Love Dr.Makkar

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Makkar is the most thorough and caring Dr. That you could ever ask for

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Best doctor there is!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Makkar was not feeling well but he wanted to see me because he hadn't seen me for a couple of months. I thought that was over and above what we think of doctors today!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr makkar is excellent!!! He explains everything and is very current with treatment suggestions!!! I would not have made it through my cancer journey without him!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr Makar is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Makkar is THE BEST!! And he certainly has my care and concerns at the center of his attention at each visit.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Makkar is caring and listens to all my concerns. He takes time and is never rushed. The best doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Makkar is great

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I love Dr. Makkar! He always goes above and beyond to provide excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Maakar is the best! He took time and answered all my questions...discussing each one...very helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Have already recommended Dr Maakar to several friends

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Makkar is wonderful. Very thorough and clear explanations. Very considerate and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Exceptional Provider! Explains well and is one of the best providers at the clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr Makkar is a wonderful Dr. He is compassionate, explains completely, and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Makkar is great!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Being a cancer patient is always full of anxiety. Dr. Makkar always helps me through it with his compassionate personality.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Makkar has a wonderful staff of people who make me feel special.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

He's the best doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

I have come to appreciate the expertise, Intelligence, and professionalism the I experience every time I visit Dr. Vinit K Makkar. He really listens and thoroughly evaluates my medical conditions. I feel like I am in great hands and getting great care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

He is a wonderful Dr. He saved my husbands life!!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Makkar has taken excellent care of me and recommended treatment since 2017 when I was first diagnosed with cancer.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Makkar is an excellent doctor and person. I feel very fortunate to be his patient

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

The doctor listens & understand my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Makkar is always attentive and listening to any of my concerns and making me feel confident in the treatments he chooses

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Maakar is a true asset to CCF. He has gone above & beyond to coordinate care & keep me updated on treatment & options

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Makkar is wonderful!, kind, respectful, knowledgeable and compassionate. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

He's the best!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Many years ago (30?)my wife had cancer and Dr. Makkar took care of her with chemo therapy she is with me today and told me which doctor to have, she was right.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Great Dr that cares and will listen

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Great Dr he listens and saved my life

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Wonderful - Dr. Makkar and I am best of friends!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Makkar took an extravagant amount of time with me. He really drilled down into my case and any underlying causes. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and personable. I feel very confident that I am getting the best care going forward.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Vint Makkar truly is an angel he shows how much he cares. Always greet with a smile, he listens to me asked do we have questions I'm so grateful to God for Dr. Makkar very professional, knowledgeable, he understands may God continue to bless him (family). Give Dr. Vint Makkar the physician of the year award.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Makkar is the most caring doctor I have

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Have always received superb treatment from Doctor Makkar, the nursing staff, etc.. I feel fortunate to have a knowledgeable, caring, and compassate staff.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr.Makar always sets me at ease and answers any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Makkar is wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Makkar is the best doctor. I am so lucky he is my oncologist.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Makkar is one of THE best doctors at the clinic. He is great doctor and a warm and kind person. I love him!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Makkar explains complicated medical information in a professional but easily understandable way.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Makkar is profesional, thorough and very kind.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Makkar is a very compassionate doctor who takes his time. He answers all questions, and I feel he cares for my well being.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Makkar is the phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Makkar is handling this case with the utmost respect for my health.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Thank You, Dr. Makkar..

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Makkar is very good at his job, I felt very comfortable asking him questions and working with him

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

It's always a great experience. The entire staff is friendly, courteous and professional. Dr. Makkar is extremely knowledgable, and professional. I am blessed to be his patient.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Makkar is excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I always recommend Dr Makkar to anyone in need of breast cancer physicians he has my complete trust

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Makkar is the best!

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