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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center

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
View all 69 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Brian Kirsh, 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 10/5/2020, 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.

* 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

321 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

there was a PA assisting and she came in a spoke to me but she was talking way to fast. like she was in a hurry to get out of the room. my colonoscopy hurt terribly and I have never had that before. I even said it hurt and was crying during the procedure and they did not stop. the dr just said my colon a was a giving them trouble. it was horrible. I've had. numerous scopes at Cleveland Clinic and NONE of them have ever hurt. I'm not sure I'll ever get another one there again. it was very traumatic. I don't believe DR Kirsch did it but I believe the intern did it.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Kirsch, was very pleasant and concerned about my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

excellent care and service by the doctor and staff

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

dr. Kirsh and his nurse team was great!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Kirsh and his staff explained everything very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Brian Kirsh has been my gastro doctor for several years and has provided EXCEPTIONAL care to me. He always make me feel as though my health was his #1 priority and he always gave me all the options and allowed me room to research the options to find out what would work for me. He always told me like it was but ultimately allowed me to make my own decisions about how/what treatments I wanted to pursue. I have felt great over the last few years and I attribute that to the care and attention that he has provided. He will be sorely missed. He is the VERY BEST at what he does!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Kirsh was great-competent, professional, and caring. Would not hesitate to see him for future care.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

The doctor was very kind and very knowledgeable and feel very willing to go the extra mile

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Staff was kind and courteous. Dr. Kirsh was professional and had a keen awareness of my medical condition and needs.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Kirsh was very understanding and used a lot of commonsense in sharing his medical thoughts.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I was very Satisfied @ the Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

absolutely thrilled with Dr. Kirsch & his fellow during my EGD...both are extremely professional, kind & competent

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

as a CC employee, only go to CC facilities & providers for any care needs. Consistently highly satisfied & have complete trust in abilities & skills

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr Kirsh has great sense of humor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

was a good experience Doctor made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Kirsh took his time, very patient & answered all my questions..,put me at ease..,

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

it was the best the doctor and the nurses were just wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

love Dr. Kirsh

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I have been going to Dr. Kirsch for over 30 years and I think he is the most caring doctor. He listens and wants to help solve your issue.I am so happy with him.....I recommend all my friends and family to him.He is always there to answer my questions and help.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I love Dr Kirsh! He takes an unpleasant illness and makes it not so bad

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

The scheduling nurse of Dr Kirsch was very professional, compassionate and friendly. she even called me to let me know of a cancellation spot I could have (twice) but I was t able to make that time. I was able to get in earlier on the day of my appointment which I appreciated since I am an hour away. Everyone is so nice.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Doctor Kirsch and his nurse Robin are the best

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Dr.Kirsch and nurses were excellent and I would recommend Dr. Kirsch and Rockside Cleveland Clinic with no hesitation. was very pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Brian Kirsh & his staff were extremely pleasant & informative. Personally, Dr. Kirsh bed side manor was warm & made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Kirsh and his team are awesome! I love the Cleveland Clinic..the best hospital ever!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr. Kirsh is wonderful with great bedside manners!!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

one of the best doctor's I've ever had!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Care provider & staff talked with my daughter with caring & interest. Made her comfortable & confident to care for me @ home. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Doctor was brief and thorough in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Everything was handled in a professional and caring manner, from the nurses to the doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

dr Kirsh and his staff always responds promptly

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

dr Kirsh is always attentive and comforting. he takes the time to listen and offer great advice.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I would recommend care provider highly.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

*Dr. Kirsh was absolutely wonderful. His calming demeanor led me to feel I was in great care.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The greatest asset the Clinic has is not only the Doctors but the Medical support staff; the Nurses.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Again, The Doctor and Nurses were great.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

doctor and nurses were excellent

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Good experience, there was an error that there was to be an appointment and Dr. Kirsh corrected it and still took the time out to see me.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Kirch is the best he answered all questions with no problem he was very nice , his whole staff that day was perfect , they should give classes on how to treat patients.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Kirsh is the best

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Highly recommend Dr. Kirsh

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I've already recommended this doctor to friends.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Kirsh is a very good doctor. Very attentative and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The entire team that works with Dr. Kirsh was pleasant, informative, funny and they all took great care of me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Doctor us nice

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I would rather see my doctor in person

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

This was great for me- I hope that Dr Kirsh continues video calls for some patients. If i had a more concerning issue, I'd be making a trip up to see him, but for check ups when things are good, this was great!

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