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Department Subspecialty Care for Women’s Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.7085
Desk:
216.445.7085
Fax:
216.636.5129

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
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
View all 15 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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Biography

About Ruth M. Farrell, MD, MA

Ruth Farrell, MD, MA is dedicated to improving women’s health by caring for patients, and leading high-impact translational research. As a staff member of the Cleveland Clinic, she is a board certified OB/GYN, and holds the Vice Chair of Research for the Clinic’s OB/GYN and Women’s Health Institute where she provides the resources for the conduct of high-impact clinical research.  She actively supports the career development of physician-researchers with guidance, education, and mentorship. In addition, she is staff member in the Center for Bioethics and Genomic Medicine Institute. Dr. Farrell is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where she teaches on the latest case studies involving complex ethical issues, clinical research, and women’s health. 

Dr. Farrell received her M.A. in Bioethics and M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Following residency, she completed the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins Berman Bioethics Institute and the Georgetown Kennedy Institute of Ethics during which time she also served as the J. Benjamin Younger Fellow of Policy at the ASRM and a Reproductive Policy Fellow at the Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. Soon after joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2006, she received a NIH KL2/Multidisciplinary Clinical Translational Research Scholar Award. Dr. Farrell’s research focuses on decision-analysis, shared decision-making, and informed consent for the integration of new genetic and reproductive technologies into women's health.  She has been generously funded by the NIH, the March of Dimes, and the Templeton Foundation. She serves on numerous national committees for lead professional medical organizations in women’s health and reproductive medicine, including those of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bioethics/Health Policy
Baltimore, MD USA
2006

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
OB/GYN
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Internship - University of Chicago Hospitals
OB/GYN
Chicago, IL USA
2001

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Bioethics
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Philosophy
Chicago, IL USA
1993

Additional Training

  • AmericanCollege of Obstetricians and GynecologistsLeadership Institute,

  • Harvard Kennedy School Women and Power: Leadership inthe 21st Century

  • Case Western Reserve University School ofMedicine FLEX Program

  • Cleveland Clinic Women’sPhysician and Professional Staff Accelerated Development Program

  • 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

  • OB/GYN and Women's Health Institute, Vice Chair of Research
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University
  • Associate Editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Genetics
  • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM ) Ethics Committee
  • Past Member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Ethics, Committee on Practice Bulletins, Committee on Gynecologic Practice
  • Past Member of the Therapeutic Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the Division of AIDS, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Past member of the Cleveland Clinic Ethics Committee
  • Past chair and member of the Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital Ethics Committee

Certifications

  • 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

  • Fellow of the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society
  • CTSA KL2 Scholar/Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program Grant
  • Junior Career Development Award, Women Faculty of the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Janet M. Glasgow Honorable Citation, American Medical Women’s Association

    Memberships

    • 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

    Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

    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 4/6/2020, 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.

    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

    55 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
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
    Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

    16 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

    I love Dr. Farrell. She always listens intently and suggests the best plan for me. She is so kind and caring.

    Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

    Dr Farrell was very attentive and addressed all of my concerns

    Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

    love Dr Farrell!

    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

    Good experience; Dr was professional, kind and concerned. Follow up was just as she promised.

    Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    my doctor moved to Main Campus And even though it is farther and more of a hassle to get to I wouldn't want to go to any other doctor

    Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    I already have recommended Dr Ruth Farrell to others. She is great. Asks questions, actively listens to me, and covers things that I didn't know or ask about.

    Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

    I was very happy that I was able to get an appointment with Dr Farrell as soon as I did....

    Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

    Dr Farrell is WONDERFUL!!!!!

    Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

    EVERYTHING above should be rated EXCELLENT!!! Dr. Farrell is the best doctor I have been to! She is knowledgable, personable, efficient and organized, caring about my overall health and well being. Cannot say enough about her as a doctor and human being. Trust her with my health and the health of my family. I have referred her to many family memebers and friends!

    Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

    Dr Farrell is an awesome doctor.

    Reviewed on May 15, 2020

    Wonderful experience! Dr. Farrell was incredibly helpful and made me feel much better about the issues I was calling about.

    Reviewed on May 6, 2020

    Dr. Farrell Is wonderful. She is kind, smart as can be, and tolerates my funny quirkiness

    Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

    Dr. Farrell did an excellent job, as usual.

    Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    Dr Farrell is wonderful! Kind, caring, and compassionate

    Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

    Dr. Farrell and staff is very attentive and efficient. I enjoyed my visits especially when I see Renee the MA that brings me back and does the rooming. Dr Farrell is very attentive and goes beyond and is very thorough with answering any questions and concerns.

    Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

    Dr. Farrell was excellent.

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