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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location South Russell Family Practice
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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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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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 6/7/2021, 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.

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

234 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I'm new to Dr Kirsch, I like how she took time to talk and get to know me. My previous doctor was the same and that is what I was looking for.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Kirsch was exceptional. She asked lots of questions, and was very attentive to my answers. She developed a plan of care that we both agreed with. Her communication was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Always a good experience when seeing Dr. Kirsch.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

good doctor

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

good experience with Dr. Kirsch. As usual,feel reassured after visit.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Kirsch has always treated me nicely.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I've been recommending Dr. Kirsch to people whenever the chance has arisen, for years now!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

would highly recommend this Dr and office

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Kirsch is the best doctor I have ever had. She shows genuine concern for her patients and gives as much information as possible in a very clear manner.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

It's been over 20 years since I spent this much time with a doctor. Dr. Kirsch was extremely focused on going over my family history and making recommendations on my health. I've finally found a family doctor who actually cares and it's amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr.Alla Kirsch is my doctor for at list 25 years and i love and have a high respect for her and Sandy.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Kirsch was extremely thorough and listened with a great deal of compassion.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

This was a great experience. Probably the best Doctor's Office Experience I have ever had. I am now in my 50's and am interested in taking a disciplined approach to managing my health and hope that my family can develop a long term relationship with Dr. Kirsch. My wife has her first appt with here tomorrow.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr kirsh showed caring concern for my situation and did not make me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

dr Kirsch is always educating me

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Kirsch is a very caring and understanding doctor. she tries to put things in perspective and explains things well. can't give her enough recommendations. she listens and spends time with you and does her research.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

been with doctor kirsch for over 20 years never had a bad experience will never go to anyone else

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Doctor never return PT messages.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Alla Kirsch is a great physician.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Alla Kirsch and her staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Best doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Kirsch and her staff are always very thorough and helpful. She demonstrates her concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Alla Kirsh has always provided patience, empathy and excellent treatment for the conditions for which I was being treated. I have always trusted her medical decisions regarding my health.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

my doctor always has my best interest and I wish this Covid craziness would be behind me. well behind for all folks

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr Kirsch cares more about appeasing insurance companies than her patients clearly. after explaining I hurt my back and it causing a big increase in frequency of painful muscular spasms (caused by spinal cord tumor) well as physical spine pains... she wants me to do physical therapy without knowing if there are existing muscular skeletal issues...... a very uncaring (doctor?) physician?..... I'm in process of finding a non-Cleveland Clinic Doctor who actually cares for their patients!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

terrible doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Kirsch was wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

this is a wonderful doctor & the office staff is extremely helpful

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

No complaints at all. From the front desk, to the nurse practitioner (Rachel) and Dr. Kirsch, they all made me feel comfortable and helped me with my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

I value the degree to which Dr. Kirsch wished to personally hear my account of my health concern. She did not primarily rely on the preliminary interview I had with the nurse; I appreciate this degree of attending and obvious dedication to determining a diagnosis.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr Kirsh is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

dr. Kirsch is a gem.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is caring and concerned. She is patient and skilled. She provides thorough and clear explanations.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is very attentive and thorough. She is willing to listen to my litany of questions and provide supplemental information and resources when needed. I always feel comfortable having a conversation about diagnosis and treatment options, which is very important to me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Kirsch and her nurse Sandy are always very kind and professional. Dr. is always willing to take time to listen and never makes you feel rushed or that she is in a hurry. She is the best PCP I have ever one to. She is the best! Very thorough, doesn't miss a thing.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Kirsch to anyone, she always includes you in the discussion and decisions of your health and treatment. She explains everything and is very thorough. She takes her time and never makes you feel rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I love Dr. Kirsch and her assistant, Sandy. Visits are enjoyable.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Felt I had more time with my provider and was able to share information from her that I wouldn't have if it was in person.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The office and the doctor are very professional and helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

As always, the doctor has my total health care in mind.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Kirsch and team are always very responsive when I need to see her.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

because I have been a patient of Dr Kirsch for many years it makes video visits easier.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

I really like Dr. Kirsch, her approach and style. I appreciate her candidness with ways I can improve my health, particularly my weight and diet.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

always received a call when I needed to talk to Dr. Kirsch

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr.kirsch is and always has been very caring doctor who you can comfortably talk too

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Kirsch has been my PCP for years now and I am very lucky! We get on very well and she is just amazing at explaining things, trying to make things easier, etc.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

i rate her a 10, been going to her for yrs, compassionate, thorough, patient, listens to all concerns, loves her job, couldn't ask for a better dr. and all the office staff there is great too, would never think of changing primary drs, very happy with her

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

The staff at Dr. Kirsch's office is AMAZING!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

I have had relatively good experiences with Dr Kirsch in the past but this appointment was different and maybe due to stress medical staff is under because of Covid. There was no empathy for the way I've been feeling and there was little explanation as to what may be causing my symptoms. It seemed more so that I was just a check off the list of appointments for the day with a recommendation to follow up in a few months. I felt as if the appointment was pointless. I only go to the doctor once a year or so it would be nice to have a good experience.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is always kind, concerned, and takes the time to listen.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I love this doctor & office

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I am so glad I was introduced to Dr Kirsch 8 years ago. The Dr is a very caring person.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. K is amazing. she listens, shares options for treatment, and follows up.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is always cheerful and puts me at ease while being very attentive and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is a wonderful wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr kitsch is a wonderful doctor. she really cares about. you.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Kirsch is very professional yet personable- a great blend.

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