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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

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

See publications for Richard Harlan, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/11/2021, 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.

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

99 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

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Harlan is the best! I've been with him for the last 6 years and he always makes me feel important and cared for.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Harlan & Nurse Yara are absolutely super!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Harlan is very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

The Dr. was wonderful. Answered all my questions, made me feel informed and comfortable. Would recommend him to anyone! It was a great experience.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Harlan is the best thank you

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Harlan is an awesome doctor. He is very courteous, kind, professional, and I trust him very much.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Harlan to all my friends, but I don't want him over worked.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Phenomenal provider with exceptional bedside manner. Took extra time to listen to my health questions and responded with compassion and empathy. Dr. Harlan made sure all my concerns were addressed before proceeding with my exam.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Harlan is a wonderful physician and a very kind person. He goes above and beyond to make his patients feel comfortable. He shows genuine care and concern during my visits with him. Dr Harlan and his nurse Marguerite were also very prompt in returning my question regarding my visit via mychart.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I had a same day appointment! I was very nervous about going to a new OBGYN doctor!!! Dr. Harlen answered all questions and concerns that I had. he resolved all of my issues that I had at my appointment. Thank You Soooo Much Dr Harlen and his associates!!!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Harlen is the best OB/GYN I have seen in Cleveland. I feel like he truly sees me as a person, and views my medical problems as legitimate. The respect he displays towards me makes me feel comfortable seeking and receiving care. While under his care I have sought treatments I had put off out of fear over how other providers would treat me.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr.Harlan is in the top two Doctors I have seen across all specialities. Him and Dr.Eaton are the two most compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional MDs the clinic has. I wish Dr. Harlan had been my Ob for both of my pregnancies but I didn't find him until after my second when he was the only doctor that took my hematoma seriously after my c section.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Harlan is always personable and attentive

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

This was my first time meeting him and only my second time going to an obgyn. I was very nervous, but by the time we were doing the actual checks I was comfortable with the nurse and Dr. Harlan

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Harlan has an incredible bedside manner. He is honest and gentle in discussing tough topics and provides every option and explanation of risks and benefits thoroughly. He listens and his care for his patients shows.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Harlan is such a great doctor!! he is always on time, friendly and very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

great office, amazing doctor, and very helpful office staff

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Harlan is one of the most thorough and caring providers I have ever had. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Harlan is kind, attentive, and extremely professional. He always makes me feel at ease with his warm personality and addresses and concerns I have.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

My only concern is that Dr. Harlan will retire before I have children and I will have to find a new OB/GYN as a result. He is the best and I really do feel like he has my best interests at heart. He always takes the time to listen, and he is supportive and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I always tell everyone to go see Dr. Harlan!

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