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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Wilson Disease
View all 12 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 large as if it is something shameful. This disease is associated with the human papillomavirus. 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
Cellular and Molecular Biology
St. Louis, MO USA

Graduate School - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA

Specialty Interests

Anal dysplasia, colonoscopy, Liver Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michelle Inkster, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/25/2022, 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

68 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Inkster is EXCELLENT!!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Physician was great!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

As long as Dr. Inkster is still with Cleveland Clinic, she will be the only doctor I will trust to do any colorectal procedures or exams that can not be done by my GP.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Excellent doctor in all respects

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Inkster is an experienced senior physician- wonderful in every respect! Inspires confidence and respect!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr inkster was absolutely great

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Inkster was very friendly and explained things very thoroughly. I did not feel rushed as I often do with Doctors. Would definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Inkster was very professional and took the time to answer all the questions I had for her prior to my procedure. She did not make me feel rushed at all and gave me thorough answers to all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Nurses & Dr. Inkster very pleasant and friendly to talk with. I felt comfortable as a patient

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Inkster is just wonderful and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Inkster always makes visits with her very professional as well as personal l. She is caring and concerned.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Great Doctor. Dr. Inkster explained everything very well. It was my pleasure to speak with her.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Ease of contact was a little unsure due to the prescription not being on my insurance formulary. Clear and complete information was delivered on MyChart well in advance and telephone contact became excellent during the preceeding week. Dr. M. Inkster and the procedure staff provided great communication and care. The entire experience was excellent and I am doing well and reassured now.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Inkster has a great sense of humor!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr was one of the best physicians I have encountered in a long time very personable allowed questions and discussed plan for future. Very pleasant mind relieving visit.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Inkster was very nice and helpful, but we had to wait months for our appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr Inkster made me feel so comfortable like I had known her forever great empathy

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I couldn't have asked for or expected a better provider

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

True professional! Never met her before my surgery was a great lady

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Inkster was gentle, but firm. She had a super "bedside manner".

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Staff was extremely friendly & everyone there including the doctor made my experience very comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I wish all my providers were as good as Dr. Inkster

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Doctor Inkster is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

I feel extremely fortunate to be Dr. Inkster's patient. She is honest. She listens. She cares about the patient as an individual. She explains well the pros and cons of possible treatments. She is reassuring and conveys complete knowledge of the current research in the field.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022


Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr Inkster, assistants & nurses were great!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I truly wish Dr. Inkster had office hours at the Twinsburg Cleveland Clinic. I really liked her and her mannerisms and she made me feel very reassured and relaxed.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

This was my first colonoscopy, and Dr. Inkster was very kind and helpful by explaining the procedure and what to expect. She was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Doctor gave me a better understanding of the side effects I am having and of the autoimmune disease itself .Very, very helpful. It was a very good experience in the office.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Inkster was wonderful she made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr Inkster was outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr Inkster took her time and I felt realty comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I really like Dr Inkster...she knows her medicine

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. Inkster explained what to expect clearly and considered my concerns. She is reassuring.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr.Michelle Inkster is a very caring, kind and wonderful doctor. I am so lucky to have her as my physician for so long. I am very confident in her care.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Inkster save my life with early diagnosis and quick surgery referral to Dr Wu. I absolutely feel that she provides the best care!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Originally I wanted Dr Weber, he was booked so I scheduled with Dr Inkster.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Inkster was very professional and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

The entire service was very good, Dr. Inkster and her staff were very mindful of me as a patient and a person. I knew Dr. Inkster from previous time and help that she provided so I wanted to have her as my doctor for this procedure. I off course had a bit of time to wait for the appointment but I do understand that she is very busy and other patients might want to have her services as well.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Inkster was very kind and very thorough in discussing my treatment options and tests

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Inkster is the best. She is professional, concerned and empathetic.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Love this doctor she knowledgeable , caring, and she really listen to you, I'm so bless to have her as my doctor and Cleveland Clinic bless to her part of their staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Inkster listened to my medical concerns.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr Inkster is the best Doctor, she is thorough and knows her stuff. And very personable

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

She was thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Inkster in my experience is an awesome Dr. Who takes whatever time needed to thoroughly explain all aspects of your visit, questions, and concerns. Would highly recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

Dr. Inkster was wonderful. She was reassuring and communicative. She explained things well both before and after the procedure. I really appreciated her caring and thoughtfulness.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Inkster was very thorough I have been dealing with the same issue for 20 years or more with the new issues arising and she addressed all where other doubt doctors flailed. Very satisfied

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