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Carla Harwell, MD

Carla Harwell, MD



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Internal Medicine

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  • Medical Director, Douglas J. Moore Clinic, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Medical Director, UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Carla Harwell, MD attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and subsequently completed her internship and residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Harwell is a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine and currently serves as the Medical Director for the University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center.  Dr. Harwell is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Harwell has served as a clinic preceptor and resident mentor for many years and became an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in July 2006. Her clinical focus is outpatient general medicine and primary care, focusing on health care disparities and women's health. Dr. Harwell is nationally recognized as a leader in health care disparities education and medical issues affecting minorities. She serves as a clinic preceptor and Director of the Douglas Moore Residents Clinic at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Harwell serves on many local, regional, and national boards and has received numerous awards and honors.


  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

Otis Moss Jr HC Ste 206

8819 Quincy Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

55 Ratings

Patient Comments (24)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Always receive great care from dr harwell

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Best provider I've ever had

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
My visits with Dr. Harwell are always an enjoyable and informative. I know she sincerely cares and is always honest and direct.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
We have a good understanding about my health needs.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
My doctor appointment went well I was very happy to see my doctor and go over some things

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
good experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Harwell is, to me, the best Primary Care Physician in the city of ***. I have tried to get her to take a couple of my friends, however, though she is very tentative, she let me know that she cannot overload her capacity to do the best job for each of us. I am sure that all of her Patients feel the same as myself.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
always a pleasure to see dr Harwell.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Carla Hardwell attitude has changed significantly. I will be looking for a new health care provider.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
always a good experience!!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
always a good experience

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
great experience

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
my provider is the best

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I've recommended Dr. Harwell to everyone I know! Excellent Physician!

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
love my doctor

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr Harwell is always an outstanding care provider. The office staff is professional and friendly.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Harwell is a very good listener, patient and provided information about my condition.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Harwell and her staff are courteous and efficient.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I have no complaints ,shes very down to earth and treat you as a person and listento your medical concerns and give you a direct answer that you canunderstand.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
This has been my pcp for years now and my experience has always been good. She is a very pleasant person to deal with she listens to your concerns and takes the time to go over your options basically she makes you feel like irs about you and not just a job to her if she has concerns she contacts you personally. I feel ad though I'm in good hands with her

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Harwell always does a good job. She is competent and very interested in the welfare of her patients. She is an outstanding doctor!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I have one of the best doctors in University Hospitals! She knows me as a patient and a person. So well that I trust her judgement regarding my health and keeping me on track with it!

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1996 - 1998)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1995 - 1996)

Medical Education
University Of Cincinnati (1991 - 1995)

University Of Cincinnati (1983)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Carla Harwell disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - ZimmerBiomet, Inc. - Consulting payments