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 10/1/2018, 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

383 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

wonderful revisit med discussion via MyChart with Dr. Kirsch which made office appt. go smoothly and made sure all issues were clear and addressed.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Kirsh is one of the best doctors I have seen in a very long time!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

everyone was courteous and very pleasant to me during my visit with Dr Kirsh

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I had been a patient of Dr. Kirsh in the past and did not require his services after my first encounter with him. When a new problem arose, I was assisgned to a different provider. I intentionally requested Dr. Kirsh after being diagnosed with a new ongoing problem. I have referred family members to Dr. Kirsh and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr Kirsh is always a pleasure and fun person

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

I am counting on the fact that Dr. Kirsh is an excellent proceduralist because my interaction with him was very limited to hello, I remember your previous procedure, sign here, and about 25 seconds of the outcome of the procedure with my husband and me recovering from medication. Medication was very lightly dosed for quick recovery which I appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

very good provider

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

very nice doctor and good listener.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

visiting this doctor is always a pleasure. He is kind and generous with his time and answers any questions I might have.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Kirsh is Great he's fast & efficient we would recommend family & friends.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

*Dr. Kirsh was not helpful in explaining how my colonoscopy prep could be improved. He was very kind to explain the physical challenges my colon presents.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Everyone was amazing. We couldn't have had a better experience. After seeing the doctor I feel like I have hope. I know that the doctor will do everything in his power to help me through this illness.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Kirsch and his staff were impeccable. The compassion and care that they gave to me was outstanding.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I was pretty nervous leading up to the procedure. Staff and Dr Kirsh answered all my questions and put me at ease. I would highly recommend the Doctor and his staff to all.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Kirsh is a wonderful doctor. Always explains and listens.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Would highly recommend Dr. Kirsch

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Kirch's professionalism & above all, I appreciate his honesty

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Kirsh is amazing. He has cared for me and my family with patience and understanding in addition to his medical expertise. I'm not just a number there and sometimes that's the best medicine of all.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

the physician and employees in the colonoscopy department were all excellent.. they allowed me to have the procedure without sedation and I really appreciated this.. Everyone was excellent with their explanations of the procedure and what to expect. I'm very thankful for the physician and the staff to adjust for my needs. thank you all again!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

The whole staff kept me calm and relaxed. Dr. Kirsh was very reassuring before I went in. called me the next day to make sure I was ok. I refer their office to everyone.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

dr Kirsh. introduced himself before procedure. very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Kirsch was a caring and knowledgeable professional.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

provider explained everything to me and what to expect during and after the procedure

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Kirsch started the procedure before the anistisia took effect, which caused me quite a bit of pain. after the procedure I tried talking to him about my symptoms and he quickly snapped at me. I will not use him in the future, nor will I recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. was kind of in a hurry after the procedure and barely answered the questions my wife had.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Kirsh was wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

the doctor was certainly professional and put me at ease

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Wonderful Dr. can't say enough about his knowledge and caring..

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

very knowledgeable and caring Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

The doctor seemed busy and did not take time to address me one on one - he introduced himself while working and looking at his computer terminal.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

I love Dr. Kirsch and his whole staff. Everyone was so kind, welcoming, and helpful. I will certainly be going back to Dr. Kirsch if I ever need a doctor again.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I like Dr Kirsh a lot. He is very warm and friendly and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

Dr. Brian Kirsh is great!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

I have already recommended Dr. Kirsch to a friend and he has followed up on my recommendation. I appreciate Dr. Kirsch and the staff. And my care here at the Cleveland clinic has been very good.

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