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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 1/4/2022, 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

140 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

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr Makkar always takes his time and listens to any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Makaar is a very compassionate Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr Makkar is an excellent doctor. He listens and explains everything very well.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Makkar is an excellent physician. He was clear with his explanations and showed a great deal of empathy during my appointment. I felt very comfortable asking questions and know that can do so during my future visits. I am very fortunate that Dr. Makkar is helping me on this journey.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

I am truly grateful and thankful for Dr. Makkar and the entire oncology staff both the ones I interact with and the ones that are behind the scenes because they are all working to make me healed and healthy! They all truly care about me and each patient!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

I love Dr. Makkar! He's kind, caring, listens to you. I wish all my doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr Makar is a 10/5

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Physician listened to all my questions and spoke in terms I could understand. He did not rush me.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr.Makkar was wonderful very caring and understanding

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr. Makkar is kind and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

He is very busy Dr because he very good at what he does!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Makkah is caring and efficient and great in explaining your situationNice personality- never feel rushed

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Makkar always goes above and beyond!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Makkar is a very caring and attentive person

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

I love Dr Makkar and his staff. They are efficient, kind and extremely good at what they do.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr mallard takes his time and listens to my concern. Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Makkar went above and beyond to make sure I had all of my follow ups scheduled with 2 other doctors. He is very thorough, kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Vinit Makkar is a best in class doctor. He is both knowledgably and caring. I am 58 years old and he is one of the top 2 doctors I have ever worked with. I feel that I can count on him which is a major factor in driving the customer experience. He gets my absolute top rating.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Makkar is a gem in a situation that is not what any patient wants to have to go through. Calm and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Doctor's degree to putting you at ease is topnotch. Facing my health challenges, Dr. Makkar presented the facts on medical breakthroughs and increased my awareness on what to expect during my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

All of my appointments with Dr Makkar have been and continue to be at a rating of "very good".

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Makkar is "the best"!!!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Makkar is wonderful and informative

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Makkar is outstanding!! Not only did he explain the possible procedures and possible side effects he also was very much concerned about other Issues which I am dealing with.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr Makkar takes the time to listen. He has been a terrific Doctor going through this difficult time.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

I tell everyone facing cancer that I meet of Dr Makkar and how excellent he is

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Makkar always provides excellent, compassionate care.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Makkar was very professional in his care, but also very easy to talk to. He has a calming voice that lends itself to a feeling of confidence and trust in the care he gives to the patient. Considerate when it comes to the patient's time spent in the office. Plans future appointments and what to expect on the next visit.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Makkar has a phenomenal patient focused way. He inspires professional confidence and takes an extra measure establishing a sincere doctor/patent rapport.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Best provider at the clinic. Very knowledgeable and experienced.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Makkar is an excellent doctor. He listens and explains everything in terms that are easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

He has been a wonderful doctor to me and has explained everything to my family as needed

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