Hey there, I’m Heather
and I want to empower you with science, so you can do menopause your way.

What I’m About

Eliminating confusion for mid-life women

I’m a certified internist practicing private telemedicine at Heather Hirsch MD, PLLC, and I help women experiencing symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause go from feeling confused, symptomatic and stuck with their doctors to becoming symptom-free, educated and empowered so their can thrive again in mid-life.

My clinical expertise focuses on the field of women’s health, particularly midlife and menopause, and its intersection with chronic diseases. After completing residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital, I began a two-year clinical women’s health specialty fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Training focused on menopausal hormonal therapy consultations, abnormal uterine bleeding, osteoporosis, breast health, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, endocrinology, preventive cardiology, and general office-based gynecology.

Credentials

Education & Innovations

  • Private Telemedicine Practitioner, Heather Hirsch MD, PLLC (2023-Present)
    In 2023, Dr. Hirsch opened her private telemedicine practice to better care for her patients. Dr. Hirsch treats perimenopause, menopause, PMS/PMDD, low libido in women, pain with sex, osteopenia, and osteoporosis, and has extensive experience in FDA-approved hormone replacement therapy. Visits are extremely comprehensive and patients get the chance to engage in shared-decision making to meet their unique health needs. 
  • Clinician And Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Midi Health (2022-2023)
    As Midi’s Chief of Clinical Quality, Dr. Hirsch leads clinician training, directs patient education, consults on protocols, and sees patients herself.
  • Menopause & Midlife Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2019-2022)
    Providing local, regional, and national clinical excellent in the creation of the first dedicated women’s health clinic to women in midlife and at menopause at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with significant experience in telemedicine menopause consultation. Patient panel reach extends from the greater Boston area to Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Regional patient panel extends into Connecticut and New York state. Nationally, patients have come to Boston from Georgia, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. This expansive growth and success of this specialty clinic has happened over the last ten months since the launch of the clinic in March 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Women’s Health Elective, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center (2016-2019)
    Developed and served as director of women’s health elective at the Center for Women’s Health and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Responsibilities included curricular development, teaching, and feedback for both internal medicine residents and endocrinology fellows. Educational resources included traditional scientific articles as well as podcasts and unique consultative practice experience. Rotation extremely well received, and trainees filled all open spots each year.
  • Women’s Health Curriculum, Cleveland Clinic (2014)
    Led the creation and development of the first women’s health curriculum for the Cleveland Clinic’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. Innovative curriculum included a hands-on contraception workshop, as well as increasing sex/gender based educational efforts, including lectures on trauma-informed care, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, and sexual health.
  • Residency, Case Western Reserve; University Hospitals of Cleveland (2010 – 2014)
    My intern year was in OB/GYN before changing residencies in 2011 to Internal Medicine. Awarded residency award for excellence in ambulatory care upon graduation in 2014.
  • Medical School, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY (2006-2010)

Fun Facts!

Get to Know Heather

I have run the Boston Marathon

I ran the Boston marathon in 2009, but my last marathon was in 2010. I now enjoy longer walks and running 2-3 miles when my body feels like it!

My middle name, Demille, means “one in a million”

My daughter, DeMille Margaret Hirsch is named after my mother DeMille Margaret Foreman. My late grandmother’s name was Margaret DeMille Ninfo. My full name is Heather DeMille Hirsch.

I can never have enough coffee

My favorite sweet is dark chocolate sponge candy, and I eat several pieces every after each meal! My beverage of choice is coffee. Always coffee. 

My book is dedicated to my daughter

“To my daughter DeMille Margaret Hirsch and her generation of women: My hope is that you will experience a greater awareness of women’s unique needs and receive greater quality health care throughout the female reproductive lifespan.”

I have a plan for my own menopause

When I go into perimenoapuse, I will likely use oral FDA approved estradiol with my mirena IUD that protects my uterine lining. I try to journal and meditate every day, along with taking a nightly magnesium and vitamin D.

I appear to be an extrovert, but I love my alone time

I need time to recharge, and I like to do that by exercising, journaling, or reading.

My favorite app is Redfin

I am fascinated by architecture, homes, real estate, and I think it’s the one of the best surrogate markers of the economy. 

My happy place is on Dennis, Massachusetts

Dennis is located at the center of Cape Cod. I can smell the East coast when I close my eyes and picture myself on Mayflower Beach located in northern Dennis.

In college I double majored in Biology and Women’s studies

When I enrolled in women’s studies 101, I thought I was going to learn about famous women througout history. I suppose I did, but as I learned about the struggles women have had to fight for, my lens of the world shifted indefinitely. 

My grandfather was an OB/GYN

I always knew that I wanted to become a doctor and take care of women. My grandfather was an OB/GYN, and opened his practice in the 1940’s after serving as a doctor in World War II. 

Professional Bio

HEATHER HIRSCH, M.D. MS, NCMP, is the founder of the Menopause & Midlife clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and also served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hirsch is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed advanced fellowship training in Women’s Health at the Cleveland Clinic. Her specialty practice focuses on menopausal hormone therapy, perimenopause, breast cancer survivorship, sexual dysfunction, bone health, and other conditions common to women in midlife. She is an active member and contributing member of the North American Menopause Society, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and serves on the medical advisory board of Midi Health, the first digital platform designed for women’s unique needs in midlife. She is now seeing patients in her private telemedicine practice and you can book visits directly.