Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Alternatives To Hysterectomy
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Contraceptive Implants
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • LEEP
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Well Woman Gynecology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Vaginitis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bioethics/Health Policy
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

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

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Additional Training

  • Greenwall Fellowship of Bioethics and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Reproductive Policy Fellow, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
  • J. Benjamin Younger Fellow of Public Policy, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Washington, DC

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ethics Curriculum Thread Leader, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Member of the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee
  • Vice chair of the Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Associate Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Gynecologic Practice
  • Past Member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Ethics
  • Past Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM ) Ethics Committee
  • Past Member of the Therapeutic Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the Division of AIDS, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Course Director, Ethical Dilemmas in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine (April 23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Co-Director, New Technologies, New Challenges: Women and Prenatal Genetic Testing in the 21st Century, a co-sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio April 12-13, 2012)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

Adolescent and women's reproductive health, medical gynecology, clinical research, ethics, reproductive ethics and health policy Adolescent health, bioethics of women's health, general gynecology, health policy of women's health

Awards & Honors

  • Janet M. Glasgow Honorable Citation, American Medical Women’s Association
  • Junior Career Development Award, Women Faculty of the School of Medicine, Case  
  •  Western Reserve University
  • CTSA KL2 Scholar/Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program grant
  • Alternate, Norman F. Gant American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Institute of Medicine Fellowship


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Cleveland Society for Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • National American Menopause Society
  • American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/2/2017, Dr. Farrell 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

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2017

My doctor was amazing! She made the whole exam process extremely easy and quick with almost no discomfort. She took the time with me to answer all my questions and explain everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017

Everything went very well. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

Dr. Ruth Farrell is sooo professional, but very kind & easy to talk to!!! Love her!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

DR Ruth is amazing , kind, considerate and very understanding! willing to work with you and gives you all the options so the best decision and care is given.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

Dr. Farrell is the greatest.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

Dr. Farrell ws extremely comprehensive and answered all of my questions effectively

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