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

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center


Additional 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
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)
  • Gynecologic Infections
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Vaginitis
View all 17 Specialties +


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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

  • Women's Health Institute, Vice Chair of Clinical Research
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University
  • Member of the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee
  • 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)


  • 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
  • American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine
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 5/1/2018, 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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* 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

38 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
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Respect and trust Dr Farrell very much.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

When I called the general appointment line to make an appointment for a regular checkup, I was initially told that I would have to wait almost 6 months to schedule because of the way Dr. Farrell does her appointments. So I told the rep that I would have to find another provider and ended the call. I received a call from Dr. Farrell's nurse a few minutes after ending the other call saying that she could fit me in within a few weeks. This is why I rated "ease of scheduling appt." and other appt. related questions so low. I can't understand why the first person I spoke with couldn't schedule the appt. in a reasonable time. I am glad I was able to schedule as I like Dr. Farrell, but the process was unnecessarily complicated.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr. Farrell is a fantastic doctor. I am very happy with her service!

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Farrell is very compassionate, engaging and easy to understand. She spends enough time with patients but does not linger and keep others waiting.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

Dr. Farrel is super thorough! I always feel very well informed and that I have the information I need to participate in my health care decisions!

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