Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Lakewood Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Lakewood Medical Building
Primary Location

Lakewood Medical Building


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Sterilization
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • OB/GYN Ultrasound
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Polypectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Incompetence In Pregnancy
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cystocele
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Herpes
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Yeast Infections
View all 29 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Detroit Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Detroit, MI USA

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Department of Health and Medical Services
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Education - Dubai Medical College for Girls
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dubai, U.A.E.,


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

advanced Robotic laparoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive procedures, bleeding disorders, treatment for uterine fibroids, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation: hysteroscopic sterilization, endometriosis, obstetric care

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 3/19/2018, Dr. Gitiforooz 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

131 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
4.2 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.3
Knows Medical History 3.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.2
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.1

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2019

I really liked the physician. She kept asking if I had any questions and talked through what she was going to do.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr Gitiforooz was extremely friendly and professional! I was impressed at how thorough she was in such a short amount of time. All my questions were addressed.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

the doctor saw me extremely quickly. I felt the visit was rushed through and that the doctor did not really care for what I was going through. I still had questions after the doctor left and waited almost 40 minutes for her to return to answer my questions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I really appreciate Dr. Gitiforooz I'll always be her patient

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I was nervous at the appointment and the doctors response was to treat me like a child, she even said "we will treat you the way we treat 7 or 8 year old which is very sensitive". I didn't really appreciate being treated like a child just because I was nervous. also the doctor prescribed birth control but didn't ask anything about what kind I wanted or tell me what she was prescribing just that she would send something to the pharmacy. after asking I think it is a pill but that's all I know and I have yet to receive any follow up communication and my pharmacy still does not have the prescription.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Such a great doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019

I only needed a routine exam and had no concerns to address but I got the distinct impression that the Dr. was repeating a script that she had said a hundred times before. She also spent the whole time she was taking to me picking at her fingernails.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Gitiforooz is the kindest doctor I have at the Clinic. She always takes time to go over my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

dr didn't seem to have time and felt that my request of removing my birth control was silly. I told her about how it was affecting my moods and she told me I should think about going on anti depressants which is not something I wanted to hear nor felt was necessary

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019

If I were to return to Cleveland clinic I would not go to this doctor again. She asked me if I needed birth control twice after I had already told her no. She told me I "look" anemic 3 times without giving an explanation as to why and said if my blood count comes back under 12 that I would have to take iron pills. Her tone was very demanding and absolute as if I had no other options. If she would have taken the time to ask she would know my culture and lifestyle does not allow me to take such things she was offering. I don't think she cared much, her goal was just to get me to leave with some sort of prescription. I will not be going back to her.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

lt is so important to me to know my body, what's going on with any issues, and always be honest with yourself and your doctor no matter the problem. This helps your doctor to make the right diagnosis. l appreciate my doctor, l feel she knows me as l no myself.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

My doctor was beyond phenomenal!! she listened, gave her feedback, and we came up with a game plan. Definitely a wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr Habib is alwsys very pleasant and personalble and through in my yearly visits with her. I'm very happy with her care and services. I wish her much continued success, she seems to enjoy her job very much. always brings a great and positive outlook.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

I made my appointment online and self checked in so did not interact with the staff much. I had a great experience this visit with my doctor. She slowed down and took time to make sure I asked all the questions. Made me feel like I mattered and not just a number. THANK YOU!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. G and her team, was able to answer all of my questions and concerns. I was able to feel relaxed and comfortable enough to ask all of my concerns without feeling any pressure not to do so.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

The doctor is very rude and careless about my health, i was very worried and she did not care at all

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

The physician seemed very busy and didn't have enough time to spend. Bed side manners were a little lacking as well.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Doctor was very rushy and came in with a student without my permission after being told to get undressed. She busted in the door without knocking while I was changing.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Doctor didn't even wash her hands!!!!! before OR after vaginal exam. Disgusting! Check out staff was rude and told me my prescription would be sent out and it was not. Didn't give me any check out papers.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

the provider acted like she was in a hurry when she was speaking with me. I traveled all the way from Toledo and felt like I wasn't treated with respect for my problem.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

everyone in the office was very nice and helpful. the doctor herself came in for less than 5 minutes and gave me my exam and quickly told me what she was going to do and set me up an appointment for a procedure I wasn't given enough info on.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

It was an overall decent experience. everyone was courteous and the facility was clean. The doctor was professional and addressed my questions, I don't doubt the talent or caring of her or any of the other caregivers. My # 1 complaint would be the briskness of the visit. This was a provider I had never met, and there were no introductions before she was examining me with a speculum. This is no doubt a reflection of the work load she is trying to efficiently crank out every day. It was ok for me but I felt like someone who had more questions or needs might have been left in the dust if they were not assertive enough.

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