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Title Associate Program Director, REI Fellowship; 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
  • Fibroids
  • Getting Pregnant
  • Hirsutism
  • Infertility
  • Infertility (Female)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Uterine Fibroids
View all 11 Specialties +


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About Elliott Richards, MD

Board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology, and 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

Residency - Mayo Clinic
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rochester, MN

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
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 6/26/2024, Dr. Richards 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

75 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Richards was very kind and empathetic.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

We felt like Dr. Richard's actually listened to every concern that we had.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Excellent appointment with Dr. Ricahard's first appointment impressed with the physicians knowledge and professionalism.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Richards was the most caring doctor I've worked with so far. I've had poor experiences with providers in the past (not at Cleveland Clinic) which can make me a bit skeptical or cynical about talking with new doctors, but Dr. Richards completely put me at ease, was very clear in his communication and answering my questions, and provided a comprehensive plan for next steps. I very much appreciated my appointment with him and look forward to working with him in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I was lucky to get into a good team.I did not think that everything would go well, but thanks to the team of my doctor, I was very satisfied.High level of service, everyone is very friendly, which helped me to be calm during my surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I really appreciate the help of the doctor

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

This was my second appointment with Dr. Richards where he spent the entirety of the appointment answering all of our questions. He is truly an amazing, caring physician and I am thankful to work with him.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I had a bad infection in my incision after my tubal reversal. Dr. Richards and Nurse Mary P. Went above and beyond to help me recover and follow up with me to check on me. With the vast number of patients seen by the Cleveland Clinic, I am humbled by their personal and professional service assisting me.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Richards is a very good Dr . Very professional and explained everything to me made me feel so comfortable..

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

The procedure was more difficult that anticipated. The doctor was excellent in making sure I was okay and letting me know we could stop at any time.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Richards is awesome

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Richards is excellent. He listens, he explains and he never made me feel that my concerns or questions were frivolous or not important. One of the best physicians I have been with.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Richards has great bedside manner, explained everything extremely well, and even took time to meet with myself and my husband in his office afterwards to make sure we knew all of our options as well as test results. One of the best doctors I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Richards is probably the only doctor I've ever had the genuinely cares about his patients and the outcome of every visit with him.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Elliott Richard is the best doctor by far

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr.Richards is very kind, patient, and empathetic. His bedside manner is impeccable and his staff, especially his nurse Mary, are equally as wonderful. What a pleasure to work with. Would recommend him to anyone without any reservations.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

My husband and I sat with Dr. Richards for over 40 minutes. He answered all of our questions in a calm and patient manner. Dr. Richards showed care and concern in discussing our medical history and future options. We could not have asked for a better experience.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Richards is really patient and provides professional advice to me. I highly recommend him.

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