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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

Medical Education - New York University
New York, NY

Undergraduate - Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY

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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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 7/8/2024, Dr. Kirsch has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

435 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

73 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

I thought my visit was good and I like Dr.Kirsch she is very good

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

I like Dr. Kirsch's office, everyone there is very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

She is the best doctor I ever had. She listens to me and is very concerned about my health and wellbeing and always explains the best options for treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

She is great at her job!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

I can't say enough good things about the doctor...nursre...and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is so much appreciated by our family! She completes a well-rounded physical exam, offers recommendations with data-backed facts, and takes the time to listen about all the surrounding social-emotional factors that may be impacting her patient. She demonstrates an excellent balance of providing the standardized check-box physical and considering additional whole-health factors that may not be on the "form." I have recommended Dr. Kirsch to friends because she is so intelligent and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

We deeply appreciate Dr. Kirsch. Getting an appointment with her is difficult and requires much advance planning. I scheduled this visit a year in advance to insure we would not be referred to a Nurse Practitioner who we have no experience with.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is very attentive and helpful

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is the best doctor I have ever had and I have recommended her to family members who are now also in her care. She has a great demeanor and is always thoughtful and listens to me. Other doctors I have had always make me feel rushed and it is not like that at all with nurse Sandy and Dr. Kirsch they are always taking their time and making you feel that you are their top priority.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2024

Dr. Kirsch listens very carefully, asks pertinent questions and goes back in the records to more fully understand what tests showed, what was diagnosed by other physicians, etc. I have a chronic condition and appreciated her thoroughness.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2024

The S. Russell office is excellent. We're so pleased to be patients there. The office workers, nurses, doctors and staff are all wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is a wonderful physician, thorough, caring and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is excellent!Would recommend her to everyone

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is always caring and concerned.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024


Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Kirsch is a very attentive, kind, caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I was very pleased with my visit with Dr.Kirsch she addressed my concern

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I would recommend Dr.Kirsch my husband goes to her so I knew she is good

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Kirsch is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Krisch is very thorough and discussed test results and treatment options in a very easy to understand manner. She also takes time to answer questions well. Clearly cares about her patients and enjoys helping people figure out ways to be more healthy.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

One of the 'Better Doctors"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

This doc rocks!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Love DR. Kirsch and her wonderful staff! Everyone Is so accommodating and nice!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Kirsch gave me a thorough exam and is an excellent professional.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

I did recommend this doctor and facility to other family members.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

It was a good visit I like Dr.Kirsch

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

I have been a patient of Dr. Kirsch for over 20 years and the recent visit has caused me to look for another doctor. I felt she does not listen to me, nor d did she give me other alternatives to treatment. She lectured me about starting a treatment that I was not comfortable with starting and I will no longer use her as my PCP. She no longer is listening to me.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr.. K is very thorough. I always learn lots by asking her questions.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I always have an excellent experience with Dr. A. Kirsch. She always takes her time and go through my chart to actually see what's going on. I love her!!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Kirsch in the past and would again with no reservations.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I am so impressed by Dr. Kirsch's skill and care. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is a model professional. I couldn't ask for a better physician.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Alla didn't listen to my concerns totally. She shut me up at one point, staring she had worked all day - this was 7 pm appt- and she couldn't handle it.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I felt her time was very valuable as I couldn't discuss my previous visit in ER or another visit with another Dr etc

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Kirsch is a competent and professional doctor. She always answers my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Kirsch has been involved in my health for over twenty five years and God willing another twenty

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Doctor Kirsch has been excellent, we feel fortunate to have her as our primary care physician these past years.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Love Dr Kirsch so easy to talk to and very sweet

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.

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