Brian Kirsh, MD

Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Outpatient Care
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colic
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Encephalopathy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Gastroenterology
Chicago, IL USA
1997

Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
1994

Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1991

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Biology
Bloomington, IN USA
1987

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 11/1/2016, Dr. Kirsh 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

152 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

very attentive

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

although he is not a part of Functional Medicine, he seems like he takes the same approach. He seems like he is very focused on the origin of the problem, not just treating the symptoms.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

I cannot say enough how wonderful my dr. and staff is.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2016

very good experience

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016

Good

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

very thorough

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016

Would highly recommend Doctor , staff and this Clinic facility

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016

good

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2016

Dr. was very nice and explained everything. very caring and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2016

I even got a call the next day to see how I was doing.

Reviewed on May 26, 2016

Very professional and attentive

Reviewed on May 19, 2016

I received a phone call the next morning from the office to see how I was doing.

Reviewed on May 12, 2016

very understanding. actually seem to care what I had to say. today, that is extremely rare.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2016

Very good.

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