Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Exam
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal Care
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • General Obstetrics
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Medical Disorders In Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vaginitis
View all 9 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mt. Sinai Health Care System
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

General Obstetrics, Prenatal Care, Obstetrical Complications of Pregnancy, General Gynecology, Abnormal Pap Smears, HPV, Colposcopy, Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding, Uterine Fibroids, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, Advanced Laparoscopy, Women's Preventive Health Maintenance

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 4/8/2020, Dr. Harlan 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

81 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Love my doctor he's the best

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Harlan is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

*Dr. Bellin was amazing - ______ special for my labor/delivery & was really good support.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Outstanding care provider

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

I love Dr. Harlan he takes good care of me

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

I never feel rushed with Dr. Harlen and he always makes time for my questions

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Harlan was excellent in his providing care. He was thorough and I would and will return to him for gynecology care.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

The doctor was VERY personable; spoke kindly and understood me because he took the time to listen. One of his receptionist came out to help me work the machine; kind and well mannered.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Loved this doctor! He listened; this is VERY important to me.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

that's exactly what type of doctor I need anything I tell him that's wrong with me he jumps right on top of it he is a good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Always a great & professional experience with Dr. Harlan

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Harlan reached out to me due to concerns about my nexplanon implant. His office was prompt in getting me an appointment to meet with him and he removed it without any issue. He was understanding, funny, and had a great bedside manner. He was also very open about my procedure, letting me know what he was doing and when he was doing it.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

The wait time to see the doctor seems to be long but I know that Dr. Harlan thoroughly attends each and every patient, including me when my time comes up.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr.. Harlan and his staff are very seasoned, mature, caring and good medical providers. I highly recommend him to other members of my family and friends. I trust him because his knowledge has lead me from the gravest positions and he has restored order and good health to my body. He has offered nothing but the best professional advise and has helped me secure good feelings and optimism during stressful complications I encountered from the use of a defective bladder mesh procedure that has scared me mentally, emotionally, physically and socially. I am very grateful for all of his help. He is a great gynecologist!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

This was my first time seeing Dr Harlan. He was great!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

The Dr. and his staff were very polite and friendly. They made my visit very pleasant.

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