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


  • Gender: Female
  • Online Personal Health Record Available

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education & Training


1983, University of Cincinnati
1983, University of Cincinnati

Medical / Professional School(s)

1995, University of Cincinnati


1996, Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland


1998, Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland


Healthcare Disparities, Internal Medicine

Office Locations

UH Otis Moss Jr Health Center
8819 Quincy Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 8/17/2018
Dr. Harwell has my best interest health-wise (emotionally, mentally, and physically) at heart. She always takes into account that I am a *****and the field I work in.

Reviewed on 8/14/2018
Dr. Harwell, has been my physician for many years, and has always made me feel comfortable and understood all of my problems. She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on 11/28/2017
I love Dr. Harwell. She doesn't treat me like a number, but she treats me like she cares about me and how my health progresses. She makes it her business to see me get better even if it means that she sees less of me. This speaks volumes of her character.

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, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

ZimmerBiomet, Inc. - Consulting payments

There is no publicly available rating for this medical professional because he or she either does not see patients or has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of patient satisfaction.

UH Quality Care Network, is a collaboration among independent and UH employed providers. The focus is on improving the quality and efficiency of care, as well as reducing the cost of care.