Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anemia
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Michelle Inkster, MD, PhD

Michelle Dawn Inkster, MA, MBA, PhD, MD, is a Staff Gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Inkster was born in Adelaide, Australia.

One of my interests is anal dysplasia. Anal dysplasia and anal cancer have traditionally been something that is just not discussed by the population at largas if it is something shameful. This disease is associated with the human papilloma virus. The majority of people have been exposed to this virus at some time in their life but not everyone is at risk for anal cancer. Those who are at risk are women who have had cervical cancer, persons who have had liver and kidney transplants and others who are immuno suppressed such as patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, for example. Patients who have HIV are at the greatest risk. In collaboration with one of my Colorectal colleagues we have established an anal dysplasia clinic in our Infectious Disease department. My personal professional goal is to work to have screening for anal dysplasia accepted as a routine part of health care for those who are at risk.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Graduate School - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA

Specialty Interests

Anal dysplasia, colonoscopy, Liver Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/13/2019, Dr. Inkster 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

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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

fantastic doctors. wouldn't go anywhere else!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

It was a very pleasant appointment she answered every question I have for her and I enjoy my appointment with her if I have any problems in her department I would like her to be my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

She was very pleasant and make me feel right at home in her care she answered all questions that I have and if I ever have to come back to that department I would like her to be my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

She was exceptional. She thoroughly explained everything, answered all my questions and assured me that everything would work out. She summmarized was discussed and checked for my understanding of the next steps. Dr. Inkster is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr Inkster has the best bedside manner. She listened to my issues and was able to help me.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Inkster even though this was my first visit with her. She engages as I believe all doctors should making one feel relaxed and comfortable as medical issues are addressed. She reminds me of the old house doctor. I absolutely respect her and found her to be the most professional and knowledgeable doctor I've seen in many many years.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

The doctor made me feel very comfortable in talking through my medical questions and concerns. I was very pleased with my care!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr inkster offered information in a clear manner

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Inkster listened very carefully to what I was saying, engaged me in her understanding of what I was saying. I was made involved in the process of treatment. I felt very comfortable and confident in my appointments with Dr Inkster.'s

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

there was dialogue between the nurses, assistants and doctors. it was a good team working with a single purpose that is accomplishing the task ahead

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Love Dr. Inester!!! She makes me feel very comfortable and I have great confidence in her knowledge of how to treat my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I have been to numerous doctors for the same problems for fifteen years and Inkster was the best I have ever seen, in intellect and kindness. I can't give her enough praise.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Inkster is the best! She's a true professional, extremely knowlegeable, very personable, and able to inspire trust and confidence even in situations that may require major surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr.Inkster was amazing! Very compassionate, very attentive,and knowledgeable!!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Doctor Inkster was thorough and listened to my concerns and we both decided on a further plan of care. Would highly recommend Dr. Inkster.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr Inkster was incredible. Her knowledge just poured out of her. Her kindness and concern was refreshing while explaining her ideas about my diagnosis. Obviously she is an extremely intelligent physician and I thank her for spending so much time with me. I never at any time felt like she was just rushing through this appointment. She took the time to learn my history before she ever entered the room, something i haven't experienced lately.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I highly recommend *Dr. Inkster. *Dr. Inkster.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Inkster is wonderful. Just the right combination of friendly chit-chat and dealing with the medical issue at hand. Cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Inkster.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I had confidence in Dr.Inkster's care right from the start. Very professional, with the added comfort of taking a personal interest.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I felt that my questions were not answered and Dr was in a hurry I felt as tho once she decided what her diagnosis was she wouldn't hear me out- I now have to get a second opinion because I'm just not convinced her diagnosis is the whole story

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr Inkster is a very caring, extremely competent doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

This was my first visit to Dr. Inkster. She was very thorough, answered my questions. I definitely would return if I needed further assistance.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

I had an excellent customer service experience, and Dr. Inkster is an excellent doctor. She's awesome! One of the best doctors I've ever had, and I've had quite a few.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

I couldn't have been referred to a better doctor. complete professionalism an unwavering knowledge about my medical condition. I am so glad that I chose to get a second opinion about my condition and that I have chosen to have my treatment at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

I honestly have to say, Dr. Inkser is the best doctor I have ever met with in my life. She was able to figure out things about my condition that no one else ever has. The way she goes above and beyond in providing the best possible care does not go unnoticed, and it has truly made such a huge difference in my personal life! I understand myself so much better after meeting with her. That appointment was worth gold. After implementing her suggestions it is rare for me to have abdominal pain, and my BMs are already becoming more normal. I cannot thank her enough and am amazed at how much progress we made!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Inkster was outstanding!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Wonderful, caring doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

visit with dr was good she said she would call the next day with an answer for our next move. she never called I asked a question through portal no answer then I called the next morning and left a message and I was told it would be delivered urgent. I am still waiting to hear backI'm a severely suffering and I need answers NOW.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Most patient doctor I have ever met. She spent 1 hour with me and answered every questions I had.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

dr Inkster was the best dr I meet in the 9 years I have been coming to the clinic. she was funny, compassionate, knowledgeable and was kind. she's the best.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I was there for a second opinion. Although I brought all my information & test results with me, the provider needed to run more tests, before giving an exact diagnosis. I felt she was sincerely compassionate & showed a lot of concern for my health & well-being.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Inkster is a great physician. Very professional and patient. Explains thing very well

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

The doctor was very attentive and supportive during my visit. She asked many questions and was definitely concerned about my condition and my welfare. She took the time to discuss my concerns.

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