Department Regional 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

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

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 School - 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.

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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
3.8 out of 5
Explains 4
Listens 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4
Knows Medical History 3.3
Time Spent with Patient 3.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 3.8

21 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

I am a longtime patient at the Cleveland Clinic and have never before experienced such poor service or disrespect as from Dr. Gitiforooz. She never introduced herself; spent less than 7 minutes in the appointment room with me; was rough enough during the exam and pap smear that I bled for two days after; and didn't listen to my concerns about birth control options. (In fact, she prescribed me a pill that I'd taken previously and knew didn't work for me - and when I asked for an alternative, was impatient and derisive. She didn't discuss options with me or even tell me what alternative she prescribed before ushering me out of the room. I had to check with the pharmacy to find out what she called in.) This experience was abhorrent and left me uncomfortable and in tears. It is not at all what I have come to expect from the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

bad experience, physician was in and out of the room. Did not have bedside manner, did not ask me my reasons for the procedure requested. Pap smear was also rough, left me cramping for the entire day. breast exam was inadequate to what medical schools teach (I am a resident physician at a Cleveland hospital) and I know how thorough an exam should be. how to speak to the pt, and how to have good rapport. she provided no education on the procedure requested and didn't even ask me my own thoughts/reason. Didn't give me her thoughts and was rushing out of the room, until I was able to squeeze 2 questions in as she held the door to leave. Was shocked this was a Cleveland Clinic physician, expected Cleveland clinic to be excellent considering its top ranking in residencies and physicians. Terribly disappointed.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

I waited nearly 25 minutes for the primary care doctor to get to my room after I had been told to get undressed

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2018

Everyone was very friendlly and helpful, however provider spent less than 5 minutes with me, and heard what I was saying, but never listened to my questions/concerns.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

I am sorely disappointed in the "care" provided to me by Dr. Gitiforooz. It was the first time I'd ever met her in my life, and our complete visit lasted less than five minutes. When she learned I was not planning to have children in the next year, her interest in me seemed to rapidly dwindle. I told her I was concerned about my most recent cholesterol level, and asked if she could re-order a lipid panel. She replied, "I'm not an internist." While I understand this, she's still an MD and could simply order the test, and allow me to then follow up with an internist. I know there are myriad pressures placed on medical staff (and, as a nursing student myself, I see this firsthand all the time). However, simple courtesy and explanations go a LONG way in alleviating patient anxiety. It's even more important, I'd argue, in delicate specialties like OB/GYN, where women lay splayed on tables, hoping for a bit of compassion. Furthermore, I discussed a sensitive matter with this provider, and her solution was to prescribe a cream to me. She didn't explain what the cream was for, how to use it, how long to use it, or anything of that nature. When I went to the pharmacy to pick it up, they told me my insurance wouldn't cover it, and that I'd owe $78 if I wanted to pay out of pocket. I asked about having my oral contraceptive prescription renewed, and on her way out the door, Dr. Gitiforooz flippantly remarked, "Oh, yes, give it to the nurse and she'll put it in." Needless to say, I will not be using Dr. Gitiforooz's services again, and hope that she warms up in the future. What's worse is that I know how much these HCAHPS surveys affect hospital funding, so it really makes me sad to give such low ratings of this provider.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

As a nursing student, I was disappointed in both the tech who did my intake vitals and the nurse herself. Neither introduced themselves by name, nor stated their role or what they were going to do. In fact, when the physician entered the exam room, the nurse was completely silent and did not utter a single word the entire time. It's humbling to have sensitive areas exposed to complete strangers and not have any warmth or friendliness shown. We're taught in school to always introduce ourselves, at the very least.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr didn't spend much time with me

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

The Physician I seen was in such a rush she didn't give me time to explain to her my problems. The physician was really ruff with performing my PAP

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

the doctor wrote me a prescription and didn't tell me what she was prescribing. she only talked to me for a few minutes

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I traveled 3 hrs to see this Dr. and the visit was only 10 minutes. This physician didn't listen to what I had to say and did not offer any testing/investigating/solution to the problem I was having. I was highly disappointed and left in tears over the frustration of receiving no answers.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Gitiforooz is a good listener and a very good surgeon. I am confident in her abilities. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

The dr was very pleasant and positive in her exam and evaluation and offered appropriate treatment , asking for my feedback with genuine concern

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

My experience with this provider was extremely bad. Dr. Gitiforooz did not ask for my medical history and had not reviewed my chart before this visit. She provided no explanation of the exam and procedures she performed in a rushed and unnecessarily painful manner. Because she did not provide any warning or explanation, there was no opportunity to object to unnecessary procedures she performed without my knowledge or consent. She did not assess my ongoing health care needs, did not discuss the medication she prescribed, and provided inadequate follow-up care. Dr. Gitiforooz spent under five minutes in this appointment. Do not see this provider.

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