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Title Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Research
Department Subspecialty Care for Women's Health
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility Surgery (Female)
  • Infertility Treatment (Female)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Microsurgery for Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery
  • Section of Fertility
  • Sterilization Reversal
  • Tubal Reversal
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroid Tumor
  • Fibroids and Leiomyoma
  • Getting Pregnant
  • Hirsutism
  • Infertility
  • Infertility (Female)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Uterine Fibroids
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Elliott Richards, MD

Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board-eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Elliott G. Richards, MD, earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic, followed by fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Richards is the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Research at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mayo Clinic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rochester, MN USA

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/23/2023, Dr. Richards 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

85 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

We absolutely love Dr Richards!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Very kind, doctor has great bedside manners. Looking forward to seeing him again and working with him.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

We were in for our frozen embryo transfer. Dr. Richards was so kind. He explained everything to us in great detail and was so reassuring and helped calm my nerves.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Richards and Mary and the best people at the entire Beachwood Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Richards is a great Dr. And cares greatly for the success of his patients

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

I felt Dr. Richards took the time to listen and understand our history, concerns, and questions. He provided a clear fertility plan with the next action steps. I thought he was personable and attentive!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

After my previous provider unexpectedly retired, the fertility center was very understanding and helped me find a new provider quickly. Dr. Richards put me at ease that we'd be able to get back on track without any delays.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Both Dr. Richards and his assistant/fellow Dr. Kim were very thorough with their explanation and recommendations moving forward, including hand drawn diagrams, haha. I felt confident with the plan they laid out, and they were patient with answering any questions we had.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Even though we're just starting out on this journey, I would absolutely recommend Dr. Richards to others in my shoes.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Richards added me into his schedule last minute, allowing me to go through the iui process. He had taken the time on a busy Friday afternoon to help me pursue my goals. I am so appreciative of his time and kindness.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Richards was very professional and was informative and inclusive during our appointment and explained and answered all of my questions and was very helpful in pointing me to my next steps with treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Richards is one of the most thorough and considerate doctors I have come across at the clinic to-date. He regularly follows up with me directly versus delegating to one of his team members.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Elliot Richards exceeded my expectations as a physician. He conveyed compassion and empathy for our situation, and made me feel heard, valued, and listened too. He didn't talk down to us, answered all of our questions, and helped us develop a tailored plan for our treatment. I was impressed with both his bedside manner and clinical expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Richards is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Mary is so kind. Dr. Richards is very busy but I was able to get in for needed test and follow up promptly. Patient access to care was definitely a priority. I certainly felt I held value and they wanted to accommodate getting me in.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Richards is the MOST incredible doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He cared to listen and truly understand my concerns as a patient. He addressed physical in additional to emotional components of challenges I am facing. He presented all necessary information and options, pros and cons, and helped me feel empowered by reiterating it is I that will decide what is right for myself and my family and he will continue to be on stand by in any capacity he can to assist should we desire to seek more answers/interventions. So glad I have found him!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Richards is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever worked with. You can tell he truly wants the best for his patients and he has such a good heart. He goes above and beyond to let you know you are cared for during what can be a very difficult journey.

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