Claudia Harsh, MD

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Claudia Harsh, MD

Dr. Claudia Harsh is the Director of Integrative Gynecology and a physician acupuncturist at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. After receiving her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1985, she became a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Her degrees also include a B.A. from the New College of Florida and a M.S. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Harsh founded Crescent Women's Medical Group in Cincinnati and was in private practice as an ob-gyn for 14 years. Throughout that time, she became progressively more interested in the use of integrative medicine to treat difficult conditions including acute and chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, adolescent concerns and women's hormonal issues. This led her to explore different aspects of mind-body medicine and study medical acupuncture under Joseph Helms, M.D., through UCLA's College of Continuing Medical Education. She is a founding member, and currently the treasurer of the Ohio Chapter of The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Harsh is a founding organizer of "Heart to Heart" - a 501(c)3 all-volunteer non-profit that offers support to victims of domestic violence. In addition, she teaches stress management techniques to incarcerated prostitutes through Cincinnati Union Bethel. She is a Certified Grief Counselor and an active participant and supporter of Life Success Seminars in Cincinnati. Her hobbies include music and writing.