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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
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal Care
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vaginitis
View all 8 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

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 6/22/2023, 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

115 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Harlan is very caring and understanding. Very easy to speak with.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I was extremely pleased and very grateful for Dr Harlan's prompt appt and gentle bedside manner as well as expediting my lab results. I am very pleased to report my issue has been resolved and is no longer an issue because it is fully healed! He is a miracle worker and I will recommend him to every female I know!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Harlan was very attentive to my problem, listened, looked at the history and even advised me not to hezitate to call the office with the same day appointment when my issue comes back. He explained everything, took time to talk to me. I felt very comfortable to be in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I had a very good experience with Dr. Harlan and Staff! I felt very comfortable!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I've always had good experiences with Dr. Harlan.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Harlan is very thorough in his explanations.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I love Dr. Harlan! Have been going to him for about 18 yrs and have no complaints!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

If there was an option for "outstanding", that's what Dr. Harlan deserves! First CCF doctor to truly make me feel seen and heard.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Harlan is amazing at listening and very clearly explaining things. He's also very patient with questions and answers them fully.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

I loved seeing Dr Harlan. I came in feeling very nervous and he was calm, understanding, gave clear explanations and was very respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Harlan and his team are always very good at returning my calls, which much appreciated. They're also very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

I was very pleased with Dr. Harlan. He is very thorough, attentive, and caring. I really felt that he listened to me and took his time to make sure I understood everything.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Harlan is great as usual. He listened to my problem and gave great recommendations on how to solve them.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

I was very impressed by Dr. HARLAN. I was raised with Bias and proud that I selected Dr. Harlan and will continue to be his patient as he made me feel heard, gentle, and caring to resolve my health issue. Plus, helping me grow as a person.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Harlan made me feel at ease when I described some issues I was having that correlated with a family cancer history. He assured me if the steps he was going to take during the exam and explained further testing that I could pursue after this appointment. I'm very grateful for his kind and calming demeanor.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Harlan and his staff are always wonderful. They answer all questions and make sure you are comfortable. I can't say enough great things about this office.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Good doctor, excellent bedside manor, took time to explain my options to further my health care and how to achieve my short term goals, informative , positive attitude, caring , understanding , allowed me time to explain how I was feeling, kind

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Very very pleased with Dr. Harlan

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Excellent Staff, Even more of a Excellent Dr. In Dr. Harlen!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Harlan was amazing! He took time to chat with me and address any questions or concerns I had. Our discussions weren't rushed. He separated our discussion from testing/procedures and it only made my visit more pleasant.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Harlan is the best gynecologist I've ever had. I feel lucky to have found him! I never feel rushed and he answers all my questions in a way I understand and feel heard.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Some appointments feel impossible to get, but not with Dr. Harlan. I can always get in when I need to and his staff is so incredibly kind and helpful!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

I fell into an appointment with Dr. Harlan years ago when my previous doctor left unexpectedly. I wish I had been with him all along! Dr. Harlan LISTENS and RESPONDS with thought and care. I know he is busy, yet I never feel rushed or like my time, questions, and concerns are not of value. He considers all sides of a situation and seems to truly understand what the word "health" means.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

This was my first time seeing Dr.Harlan and he surpassed any and all expectations. He was prompt, considerate, thorough, and briefly explained options. I left feeling relieved and knew I was in good hands his bedside manner was wonderful!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr.Harlan is one of the nicest doctors I've ever come across. He always puts you at ease, and calmly and patiently addresses all of your concerns and questions. Just love him, so happy he is my Ob, even more so now that I'm pregnant

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I wrote a comment about the dr on the 1st page but again, Dr.Harlan is the best. He is caring and calm. Always takes his time and never rushes you. Makes you comfortable to ask any questions you have and genuinely I'd a caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Harlan is the best OBGYN I've seen. He listens and shows concern and always makes sure not to make sure the patient is cared for

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

My care team was really open with communication, there was no judgement, and they fixed an issue that a previous provider didn't. It was the best experience I've ever had with an OBGYN.

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