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 12/8/2018, 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

151 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

32 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

My experience with Dr. Inkster was unlike any previous medical experience. She was very knowledgeable, and ask questions most doctors don't. She showed sincerity as she listened and with her desire to want to help me. She has a treatment plan and a alternative plan if needed. She even inquired if I was alright with her suggestions, which no other doctor has ever done. Her professionalism and compassion was unlike anything I have experienced. I felt like I mattered and she listened, for the first time in my life I was not a number or experiment.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

I have already recommended the facility and Dr. Inkster to friends, family members and my primary care doctor's office.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

excellent Doctor, the best

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Inkster is the best Dr. I have ever seen

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Inkster is one of your 'gems'. A colleague of hers described her as 'brilliant'. This was, for me, a one-time visit, a follow-up to testing, and she had good news for me, that I am OK. It was a gall-stone!. I'm certain that doctors love to be able to give good news, especially at the end of a long day. She is gentle, kind, sincere, positive. If I should need a Dr. in her speciality, she'd be the one.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Inkster was very good at explaining everything. Great bedside manner. my daughter in law and I both were very impressed

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Caring physician but not much messaging.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

This was the first time in all the years I have been having colonoscopies that I felt so comfortable with the staff and the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

the dr was phenomenal couldn't ask for anything more. one of my best experiences with any dr ever!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr Inkster was excellent in her care and follow-up. she called me the next day work results of my CT SCAN, gave me results and discussed follow up getting me in with Dr. Hull at main campus suspecting that I needed surgery. Everything was seamless excellent care. I am glad I choose The Cleveland Clinic for my care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr Inkster was exceptional, she spent alot of time with me and was very thourogh she really listened to me and gave me a treatment plan

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Everyone I spoke to and met were very courteous and helpful. Dr. Inkster listened to my concerns, helped to calm my fears and pledged to oversee my numerous lab work to monitor my case. I have full confidence in her advice.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Inkster is a very compassionate doctor - listens to your questions and concerns and is a very down to earth provider.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I arrived early, so OI wasn't concerned about having to wait. Even so, I was called into the exam room in a timely manner and literally no waiting in exam room to see Dr. Inkster. Very easy, pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Very pleasant and notified Dr. Inkster of my presence very quickly.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Thank you dr. Inkster

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Quick efficient staff, all receptionists and nurses were fantastic. Dr. is reassuring and trustworthy.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Inkster who was taking a pap test explained clearly each step of the procedure and what results would entail. She is a concerned and caring physician. I feel fortunate to be under her care.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

switched from another doctor to dr inkster and very happy I did

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Dr Inkster was amazing . This was my first appointment with her and Instantly felt I could trust her with my care . She was caring and detail orientated . I am so grateful to have her as my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Lefr feeling well taken care of and I fully understood what I needed to do to improve my symptoms and which doctors I would need to see in the future .

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