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

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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 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

306 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Kirsh was very nice

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Kirsch was very personable, caring and polite and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

*Dr. Kirsh & staff was very kind & helpful during my colonoscopy procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I will have no problem recommending the Doctor to all I know that would require his profession.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Both office staff and Dr were very nice and empathetic

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Provider was very professional

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Kirsh is a wonderful Dr. very kind and explains and answers any questions you may have.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Went to Dr Kirsch based upon a recommendation from my spouse and personal doctor. He met all of my expectations.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr.Kirsh and crew put me at ease. Great bedside manner!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

*Dr. Kirsh was available on a day that worked for me. He was fine.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Usually I would not recommend a doctor or anything personal but this doctor yes and the staff was great in that office

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Kirsch was excellent - very personable and explained procedure clearly and understandable.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Kirsh is the best Dr in the Cleveland Clinic system. concerned, caring, professional,

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

wonderful experience dr Kirsh was just fabulous did a great job very nice personality too I recommend the doctor highy s

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Krish has been a been outstanding during appointments explaining complex issues in a simplified manner, been very good prior to procedures and has had his staff follow up after appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

dr. Kirsch has a great bedside manner, is knowledgeable and personable which I think is important for a medical professional.

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