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Lyla Blake-Gumbs, MD


Lyla  Blake-Gumbs, MD

Appointed: 2013

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Lyla Blake-Gumbs, MD
Department: Center for Integrative Medicine
Location: Lyndhurst Campus
Mail Code TR2
1950 Richmond Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Lyla Blake-Gumbs, MD
Department: Center for Integrative Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code TR2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Blake-Gumbs is an integrative medicine specialist with an interest in energy balance and chronic illness. She seeks to collaborate with patients to both maximize their current level of wellness and discover root causes of any existing “dis-ease”. Trained as a Family Physician, she has undertaken additional training and experience in both Integrative and Functional Medicine theory and practice. Common conditions she treats include IBS, depression and anxiety, autoimmune diseases and weight management issues. Her focus is on lifestyle behaviors and she believes it is essential to meet patients where they are in their current quest for health while helping to navigate them toward their individual goals.

Prior to joining our staff, Dr. Blake-Gumbs was Assistant Professor at the University Hospitals Case Medical Centers Family Medicine Residency Training program and later became a research training fellow at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. She then earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics there before joining the Cleveland Clinic in May 2013.

A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Parkland Hospital to train in Family Medicine. She is currently Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Blake-Gumbs has participated in medical missionary work in the Amazon basin in Brazil and has lectured on the topic of Humanitarian Disaster Management in Central America. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Family Practice
Dallas, TX USA
Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Family Practice
Dallas, TX USA
Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Northeastern University
Boston, MA USA

Specialty Interests

Integrative Medicine

Awards & Honors

Graduated with Cum Laude distinction
Minority Faculty Development Award-University Hospitals 2008-2010

Additional Training

Currently undergoing Institute for Functional Medicine Certification


American Association of Family Practice
Institute of Functional Medicine
Society for Integrative Oncology

Treatment & Services

  • Integrative Medicine

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As of 9/27/2015, Dr. Blake-Gumbs 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish