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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Lakewood Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Lakewood Medical Building
Primary Location

Lakewood Medical Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Breast Exam
  • Cervical Polypectomy
  • Contraception
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Female Sterilization
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Hydrotherapy in Labor
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Mirena
  • Myomectomy
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Pap Test
  • Pessaries
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prepregnancy Consultation
  • Screening and Testing
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy
  • Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amenorrhea
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Fibroid Tumor
  • Fibroids
  • Fibroids and Leiomyoma
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Miscarriage
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Healthcare Providers
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Warts
View all 30 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA

Undergraduate - Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

Pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, menorrhagia, HPV, ovarian cysts, miscarriage, menstrual irregularities, abnormal pap smears, bartholin’s cyst, amenorrhea

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kristen Ekman, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 6/22/2023, Dr. Ekman 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

167 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Love Dr Ekman. She is thorough and friendly. She always has a positive attitude and is very intelligent... I trust her and I have been her patient for a long time

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Ekman is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Ekman is the best doctor I've ever had! She's thorough and makes sure I know all of my options! I would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Ekman great as always.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Ekman listened to all my concerns and took the time to go over any topics my husband and I wanted to discuss. This is our first pregnancy and Dr. Ekman has made this a great experience where we actually enjoy going to our appointments!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I am very lucky to have Dr. Eckman as my doctor. As usual, she was kind, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Ekman is always wonderful to me. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and supportive. I'm so thankful for her. She has made my high risk pregnancy manageable and I'll be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Ekman has been my doctor for a long time. She is always kind and listens to everything.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Ekman is compassionate and helpful. I always feel better after speaking with her.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Ekman is the best! Hands down. Always directing us to the best health options for us! A+++++

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Ekman is exceptional. Always friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, kind.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Ekman always gives me all the information I need to make informed decisions about my own health care. I appreciate her candor and willingness to share all of my available options.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Just love Dr. Ekman - I've been with her for 18 years!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

I'm so happy to have Dr. Ekman as my physician. Knowing that I had a retained placenta and hemorrhage with my previous birth she was ready, she had a team in place with all necessary equipment. She went above and beyond to do all that she could during delivery to remove my placenta, but made quick decisions to move to surgery when it didn't work. She also brought me in the office next day when she had no appointments available to assess my mastitis. I really appreciate her and her team!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Excellent doctor who makes sure to connect with her patients and listens to any and all concerns

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Ekman is a kind, professional, and understanding doctor who has provided me with high-quality care.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Ekman = best

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Ekman is one of my favorite providers and the Clinic is fortunate to have her. She always explains everything to me in a way I can understand and I also like that she tells me what the literature and evidenced based practice suggests.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Ekman is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Ekman is my favorite doctor. I'm probably one of the only people who actually looks forward to going to their OB/GYN appointments, which would normally be awkward and unpleasant, but Dr. Ekman always makes the experience great with her kindness, compassion, and wonderful bedside manner! She always takes the time to answer any questions I may have thoroughly and never makes me feel rushed. I also like how she explains everything she's going to do before she does it for the physical exam. She's extremely smart and accomplished, but I love how she still has a very down to earth personality and is very relatable. In summary, I think Dr. Ekman is amazing and the world needs more people like her.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr. Ekman always shows great care and listens. She helped me to find a lump in my breast last year, and I have been receiving cancer treatment for the past year. Without her early concern and help with setting up next steps, my cancer could have spread and could have been much worse. I am very grateful for her expertise and attention to detail!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Ekmann is amazing. She has knowledge, compassion and empathy. All doctors should be schooled in these qualities.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

She is a great Doctor and Great bedside manner! Love her

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Ekman is the absolute best doctor that I have been exposed to in my adult life.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Love Dr. Ekman. She's through and caring. Always leave feeling positive and understood.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr Ekman is always so thoughtful and helpful.

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