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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location South Russell Family Practice
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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About Alla Kirsch, MD

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - UPMC Shadyside
Family Practice
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - New York University
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY USA

Internship - Shadyside Hospital

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Family Medicine

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/12/2023, Dr. Kirsch 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

427 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 4.8

73 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Alla Kirsch is outstanding. The best doctor I have ever had, and I am almost 80!!!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is great - she listened patiently while I described my symptoms and then did an examination and was able to figure out right away what was causing my pain. She prescribed physical therapy and my problem is getting better!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr.Kirsch and her staff are THE BEST! I LOVE DR.KIRSCH

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Kirsch. She did not rush our visit (despite being quite busy, I imagine) and shared information so I am now more informed.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Always impressed with both Dr Kirsch and nurse Sandy

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

I recently changed to Dr. Kirsch. I couldn't be happier with the decision. She is professional but at the same time compassionate and really listens to patient questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Kirsch was running 20 minutes late but it took 1 hour. There was a mix up on her end. She apologized.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Kirsch to multiple individuals, two who became patients.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Kitsch ensures that I understand my diagnosis. She is extremely competent, kind and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Kirsch is excellent. She listens and then asks questions. I have high faith in Dr Kirsch.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Kirsch treats me as a close respected friend. Add to that her medical expertise and she is the perfect doctor for me.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Alla Kirsch is an exceptional physician, one who cares deeply for her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is caring and her concern for your health is her top priority.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023


Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Alla Kirsch is a wonderful primary care doctor. She's intelligent, focused & helpful. We feel most grateful to be her patients.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I am very pleased with Dr. Kirsch.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

If I could give Dr Kirsch a10 I sure would. She is the best. She cares for her patients in a manner that is truly extraordinary.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I'm very satisfied with Dr.Kirsch and her staff

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Everyone is so accommodating and helpful and kind! I love Dr. Kirsch that's why I have been going to her for at least 22 years!!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is incredibly intelligent and compassionate. She ALWAYS takes time to listen to my concerns and I am grateful for her help in helping me live the best quality life I can!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Kirsch is a good listener and cares about me as a patient

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr.Kirsch has been my family's doctor for a long time. Her care for us is genuine

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is a very caring & professional. She always takes the time to listen to any concerns or questions I have.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

We appreciate Dr. Kirsch & The staff. Excellent Care.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Excellent doctor and nurse. So efficient and have the ability to make a person who is nervous of doctors feel really comfortable

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Kirsch has been my doctor for over 30 years and she has shown concern for me and my health continuously. She is a true blessing as a primary physician!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is professional as well as compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

I finally feel like I have a doctor who will look at the whole picture and help me address the issues that are important to my health and well-being.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

She is such a great doctor. I feel like she actually cares about me. I trust her because she's very knowledgeable and approachable about any questions I have. Also, I had issues with my prescriptions at CVS and the office did a wonderful job of helping me resolve this. Very grateful

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Best doctor visit I have had. Dr. Kirsch had the time to talk with me and discuss changes in my life and health.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Kirsch is exellent..

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is always so compassionate and thoughtful. I am thankful that she is my PCP.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is always very helpful. We are grateful to be her patients.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2023

She's the best, most thorough and kind doctor I've ever gone to. Wonderful practice.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is an outstanding physician ! We're most grateful to be her patients !

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is so caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Love my doctor and her wonderful staff. So caring and helpful!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Kirsh always takes time to listen and explain things.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is the reason we travel to South Russell Family Practice even though there are many, many physicians much closer to our residence. Dr. Kirsch remembers our daughter's individual needs and concerns and engages in meaningful conversation about her health with her and us. She has a great sense of rapport and depth of knowledge.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

The staff apart from the doctor is great in providing good care. I'm dismayed at the new changes.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is excellent in communicating with you and very attentive

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Kirsch is excellent. I am confident in her judgement.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

My provider seemed more interested in the negativity of what seemed wrong with me and my health, then what I was doing to improve my health.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I would refer anyone who asks to Dr. Alla Kirsch. I have total confidence in her.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is a great listener, and she is compassionate and thoughtful in her approach to care.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

I have never had a bad experience at South Russell Family Practice. I would highly recommend these doctors, nurses, and staff.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Kitsch is professional and kind. She takes the time to understand my treatment goals so that she can provide the best care for me as an individual.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

I was very upset at my visit, and my doctor took the time to listen

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I'm very pleased with my doctor and nurses.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I'm extremely happy with Dr. Kirsch.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Provider can be very stoic, not warm and welcoming enough with her bedside manner

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is a wonderful, caring doctor. I have going to her at 20 years and she is wonderful! She takes her time explaining your concerns! I am so thankful for her!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Kirsh asks important questions to ascertain my health. She listens well and offers helpful practices

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Alla Kirsch has been thorough in her recommendations for me.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Best doctor and staff

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

From th receptionist to Dr. Kirsch's assistant, to Dr. Kirsch herself, there aren't enough words to describe how wonderful everyone is. Sandy is an exceptional asset to Dr.'s team of care. Dr. Kirsch spent so much time and care to find medicine that was compatible AND covered by my insurance plan, and had me follow a preferred medicinal plan, to avoid taking another round of antibiotics, if at all possible, and it worked. She is so thorough and makes one feel like you are her only patient. She is so caring and kind, as well as knowledgable.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr.Kirsch and team are very good at listening and offering advice

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Wonderful doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Kirsch listened and provided excellent solutions.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr Kirsch truly has good patient care and concern

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I have pain in my fingers. The Dr told it was trigger finger. The treatment I received was information to read after reading the papers my fingers still hurt . Still no cure for some relief.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Kirsch and Sandy (her nurse) and staff are always courteous and prompt to help. Dr.Kirsch is a very caring and compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I enjoy the care I receive from Dr Kirsch very much

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Kirsch is exceptionalnot only does she listen and explain, she receives questions and answers them clearly. She is very concerned about her patients. Anyone who has her as their physician is extremely fortunate.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Excellent service by both nurse and doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Doctor Kirsch described everything and made sure I understand.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

I've had nothing but great report with Dr Kirsch

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

I love Dr. Kirsch. She is a good listener and is never over reacts about any medical concern that I share with her. She has been my doctor for about 30 years!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Kirsch and Nurse Sandy are the best!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

The staff and Dr. Kirsch are amazing at what they do. I am sorry I am moving across town and will not be able to continue working with her. Her support staff is always helpful, patient and connected to me in a way that made me feel valued and heard.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

I have said in previous comments that Dr. Kirsch, In my opinion and experience, is a uniquely qualified and compassionate doctor, who listened to me in a way that I appreciated. She used the time allotted in a way that made me feel she was able to hear my concerns and answered questions in a way that I understood. I felt lucky to have her as my primary care doctor during the time I lived on the East Side and I will recommend her to anyone who Is going to be near her office.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Kirsch is a caring and concerned doctor toward her patients. Very thorough.

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