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Title Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Research
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations 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

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 2/9/2021, 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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* 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

80 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Thanks Dr. Richards for explaining everything and answering to all our questions. we were far away from Ohio and you managed to navigate us through the process from there. It feels good to be heard, thanks again for your kindness.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Richards was excellent. It was my first visit with him and he was very kind and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Despite the challenges with getting in contact with someone and the late start, Dr. Elliott took the time to walk through everything with us.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Visit was perfect. I truly appreciate the time and level of care Dr. Richards provides.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Perfect experience. I'm very thankful a virtual visit with Dr. Richards was possible. He is exactly the same in-person and as he is virtually, which is excellent, and I really appreciate the level of care provided.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Richards was informative and very caring about my situation. I really appreciate the time he spent going over everything and making my health a priority.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Richards always makes the experience so much easier. He is so thorough and informative during every appointment. He is my favorite doctor at the clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Richards explained everything in a kind and informative manner. He made me feel comfortable even though we were discussing a very sensitive topic.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Richards was compassionate, knowledgeable and kind. He gave me great information and helped me fully understand my options. I'm very thankful to have him treating me.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Richards was very thorough and walked me through every detail. very compassionate and understanding. Made the visit much more comfortable for me.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

This was the first time meeting Dr. Elliott. he was very friendly and respectful.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Richard's did an amazing job and made me feel very comfortable during a very uncomfortable procedure. He listened and took into consideration my past experiences with similar procedures and allowed me plenty of time to recover after. He as calming and reassuring. His assistant (I don't know her title) was great at taking care of me after when I didn't feel well. Great team!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Richards was one of the best doctors I have had. He was friendly, professional, and I genuinely felt like he listened and addressed my concerns with my health. I didn't feel rushed and all my questions were answered completely. I would recommend Dr. Richards to anyone that is looking in his field of practice.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Richards was wonderful - both during the appointment and in MyChart follow up with a very specialized summary of the visit.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

I was extremely pleased with this visit. I felt he was listening to me and giving me candid and realistic advice. Often doctors talk down to you or pretend that your concerns are insignificant. Because they are MDs, you should simply trust them. With this doctor, I did not feel any condescension and his explanations were sincere and thorough. I really like him.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

We had an excellent experience with Dr. Richards. I cannot recommend him enough! He is knowledgeable, genuine, kind, and spent extra time with us than what was scheduled.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Elliot Richards was really kind and took the time to listen to my questions and did not rush me out of the room.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Richards took his time during the visit, answered all my questions, was very thorough and I did not feel rushed one bit.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Richards provided me with a truly wonderful experience. He is an exceptionally intelligent, skilled, knowledgable, empathetic doctor, and Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him. He spent considerable time talking with me about all of my options and providing me with substantial information to make informed medical decisions. I left my appointment feeling heard, valued, and informed. It is obvious that Dr. Richards is well read on the current research in fertility, and he makes it a point to practice with integrity and evidence-based decision-making. He truly cares about his patients and our well-being, and I will highly recommend him to other women struggling with fertility.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I really enjoyed speaking with my doctor. He answered all my questions, and was very patient with me.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Very kind and compassionate doctor. Only met him once but he makes you feel comfortable and cared for.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Kathy in the scheduling office at 216-839-3150 is an incredible person. She helped me get the appointment I needed after months of difficulty with another person. She gave me such peace of mind and was amazing. I am so grateful to her. She even contacted my doctor to confirm the date was acceptable and called me back to confirm that we were good to go. I am so thankful for her.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Richards was very friendly and caring and thorough about my situation. He was very encouraging. Very quick on ordering my tests and summary of my visits. I would definitely recommend Dr. Richards to others.

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