Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Neurology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis Optica)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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About Carrie Hersh, DO

Carrie M. Hersh, DO, joined the faculty at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in August 2015. She recently completed a neuroimmunology fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research and is currently completing a master’s program in clinical research at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her BS degree in microbiology and neurobiology at University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated medical school with honors from Nova Southeastern University-College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her adult neurology residency training program at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Hersh has presented her clinical research at numerous national meetings and has also published several review articles on multiple sclerosis and related topics. She recently published a research study describing the experience of fingolimod, an oral disease modifying therapy, in clinical practice at the Mellen Center and is currently investigating clinical outcomes in patients on two oral disease modifying therapies, fingolimod and dimethyl fumarate. Up until the completion of her fellowship, Dr. Hersh was the site sub-investigator of an international multicenter trial investigating a new therapy for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica. She plans to continue outcomes research and remain involved in clinical trials supporting the advancement in understanding and treatment of neuroimmunological disorders.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Nova Southeastern University
Davie, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA


  • Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • 2015  Neurological Institute Research Day Clinical Fellow Award
  • 2015  American Academy of Neurology Fellows Scholarship Award
  • 2014  Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) Scholarship Award
  • 2012  7 th  Annual MASTER MS Fellowship Program
  • 2009  Psi Sigma Alpha, NSU
  • 2006  Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, NSU
  • 2004  Phi Beta Kappa, UF
  • 2004  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, UF
  • 2004  University Scholars Program, UF
  • 2004  Chancellor’s List, UF
  • 2004  Presidential Recognition, UF
  • 2004  National Society of Collegiate Scholars Merit Award
  • 2004  National Dean’s List
  • 2002  Golden Key International Honor Society, UF
  • 2002  National Society of Collegiate Scholars, UF
  • 2002  Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, UF
  • 2001  University of Florida Honors Program
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/26/2016, Dr. Hersh 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

147 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
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

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2017

Very caring and thorough doctor!

Reviewed on May 2, 2017

Dr. Hersh takes great care in explaining this and providing take home booklets

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017

Dr. Hersh is very thorough and I loved it. She left nothing out and the best part is that not only can you tell how intelligent she is, but she has a fantastic personality that matches it.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

I feel truly blessed to have found Dr.Hersh. She has given me hope, which is such a wonderful feeling. I thank my Father in Heaven for this blessing of being treated by Dr. Carrie Hersh! I'm extremely grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

the only good advice she gave me was to not make a follow up appointment. she did not thoroughly take account of my history and current symptoms, and timeline of my symptoms. when I was 20, I suffered migraines. it was found that I'd had 18 TIA's, and that I had an atrial septal defect causing these TIA's. I entered into an experimental study with my cardiologist to determine the link between congenital heart defects and migraines. I had surgery to repair my ASD, and my migraines immediately ended. I have had maybe 1 migraine a year since 2005. I began suffering migraines again this year, a good FOUR MONTHS after I started pain management, and almost a year and a half after I NOTICED my symptoms, symptoms that I had prior and either ignored or didn't notice they were present. dr. Hersh immediately diagnosed my problems as stemming from migraines and prescribed me an antidepressant, which she said will fix all of my problems. that day I consulted with my case manager and she researched the medications and read to me the risks of mixing it with my current medications, along with the risks of taking it in general. I have not and will not start this medication until I consult with my pain management dr. I do not agree with her "diagnosis", and while it may not be MS, which is why I consulted her, I do not agree with her opinion or treatment plan for me, especially since she will not be a treating dr for me. I have already consulted my treating neurologist and he agrees with me and does not agree with her diagnosis, and am confident with his opinion to continue my treatment with him to find the cause of my symptoms, as they are not caused by migraines.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016

This is the best and most thorough doctors visit I have ever had in my entire life. This Dr. made me feel as though she really cared about "me" throughout the hour visit. I never felt like I was wasting her time, as you often do in some physicians offices. She was in one word "Amazing." My insurance did not cover this visit, but every penny I spent was worth it.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016


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