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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 (LGBTQ+) 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

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

Undergraduate - Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT


  • 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

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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 4/19/2024, Dr. Harlan 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

138 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Harlan is one of the most thorough and caring providers. He always takes the time needed and never makes me feel rushed. He welcomes questions and he sits down and has a discussion and ensures understanding.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Harlan I and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Harlan took the time to listen to my concerns and explained information thoroughly so I understood and can make the best decisions for my healthcare.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Harlan and his assistant were so amazing. I was well informed and we even had a few laughs during an uncomfortable situation. Never have I felt so seen and cared for but a doctor until now. Kudos Dr. Harlan.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Love Dr Harlan he's very informative

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Harlan is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Harlan took the time during our appointment to address any concerns I had and went beyond to push back my scan to ensure everything was OK. He had exceptional bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Excellent doctor. Dr Harlan always treats me as a complete person and patient. He is attentive and provides any information and resources necessary. I always recommend others to see this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Harlan is a wonderful physician. Never rushes and always thoroughly explains EVERYTHING!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I felt heard by Dr. Harlan after going through weeks of other providers not addressing my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Harlan is always kind and a good listener. He makes me feel comfortable with asking questions about my care and explains things in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Harlan is very personable and does a very good job of relating to his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Harlan has always been a wonderful OB/GYN

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I came in for a last minute appointment to rule out potential issues and Dr. Harlan was absolutely amazing. He was able to calm my nerves and help explain what was happening and what I can do to improve things in the future. He was a very calming and informative in a stressful situation. I am honestly considering switching to him full time because I felt like he really cared about me and listened intently to my problems that day.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Harlan is hands down the best and most knowledgeable. He has always broken down all results pros and cons along with letting me have an opinion in the next steps if treatment is necessary.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Harlan always takes his time and makes me feel like I'm the only patient he has for the day. He is very knowledgeable and kind and genuinely cares. I recommend him to everyone I can!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Harlan is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Harlan is very great and has wonderful bedside manner. Makes sure you have all your questions answered before leaving :)

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Harlan is awesome. Full explanations, patient with questions, and interested in me beyond my medical issue

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.

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