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 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 1/26/2018, 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

193 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

As always Dr. Mkkair and his staff were beyond welcoming, kind, professional and knowledgeable. Going to the oncologist could be frightening to most, but the office staff and the physician make the patient confident that all options are being perused as well as the care is up to date. Excellent experience!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Makkar's guidance and care is wonderful. He understands how to assist me with very difficult decisions. Most of all he listens.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Excellent provider. Discussed and reviewed all tests, risks, benefits and treatment. Very courteous and knowledgeable as well as respectful. One of the best providers I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

my oncologist was a very honest and informed doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

had an extremely good check up with dr. makkar. we discussed future possibilities, and he helped me with some personal issues. very kind and gentle person!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr Makkar for several years now and he regularly follows up on all my numerous medical issues, not just his specialty. I highly recommend him to any one who asks.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Makkar is the BEST! His compassion, expertise, and thoughtfulness in explaining my treatment options so I can fully understand why a particular treatment has been chosen for me are such a comfort. I have been seen by two other oncologists over the years during my cancer battle, so I know that Dr. Makkar's personality and manner of relating to patients is truly exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

staff not giving test results was rated never, as I am able to access through mychart. Dr Makkar and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Makkar is a very professional and courteous doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Very good experience with Dr. Makkar and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

I always see dr makkar very quickly when I have an appointment with him . this time I had to wait because of an emergency with one of his patients .they had a problem while they were getting a blood transfusion and of course we had to be understanding of his need to take care of the other patient.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I love Dr Mikkar he has a wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Excellent physician communication and bedside manner. I use MyChart so he only contacts me about test results to discuss anything unusual.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

latest appointment is 3:20 pm for this doctor-I work downtown and have to take a half day off without pay to get back from downtown to see this doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

Dr. Makkar is very informative about your care and medications. He always spends the extra time to explain

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

The Doctor and the staff have ALWAYS been first. Would never leave Dr. Makkar. Very caring man.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

I live about an hour from the office but would travel that distance to visit Dr Makkar. also every visit, every 6 months , my medications are reviewwd by the doctor and reviaed or updated My family and I are sincerely grateful to have a top notch professional as our doctor . i would not be here today if it weren't for Dr Makkar and the quality of care I received during a most difficult cancer treatment I received at Hillcrest. Dr Makkar without a doubt goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the patient's health and needs.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr Makkar'a team couldn't have been more caring and professional. after 7 years they are like family It's nice to know you are not a number but a person

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

outstanding physician. highest regard for Vinit Makkar

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Excellent care is always given to me by Dr. Makkar.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Makkar is very reassuring and professional; you feel comfortable with under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr Makkar and the staff of the Cancer Center at Hillcrest are the best of any other offices I have been to. I am there every 3-4 months and they know me and my family.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

dr. Makkar is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

Dr. Makkar is a very caring individual with an excellent bedside manner that is second to none!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2018

Can't imagine having any other care provider do a better job!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

Dr. Makkar takes a great deal of time to explain what is going on and how he plans to move forward with my care!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018

Dr. Makkar is an excellent physician. My family and I are very impressed with his care and consideration in treatment for my cancer.

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

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