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Richard Lang, MD, MPH


Richard Lang, MD, MPH
Department: Preventive Medicine
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A11
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Richard Lang, MD, MPH
Department: Wellness Institute
Vice Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A11
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

  • Editor-in-chief, Cleveland Clinic's Men's Health Advisor, 1999-Present
  • Chairman, Department of General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2000-2007
  • Head, Section of Preventive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 1990-Present
  • Vice Chair, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, 2008-Present
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Cleveland Clinic, 1989-1997

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Health screening, occupational diseases, Preventive Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Arthur S. and Arlene M. Holden Chair of Internal Medicine
  • U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Fellowship, 1997
  • Included in multiple "Best Doctors" listings
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Master, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Additional Training

  • Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1985
  • Federal Aviation Medical Examiner since 1986


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Alfred and Norma Learner Humanitarian Award
  • Cleveland Clinic Master Clinician Award

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Executive Physical
  • Exercise Physiology
  • FAA Eye Exam
  • Fundoscopy Photography
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hearing Test
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Pap Test
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Screening and Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Spirometry
  • Vision Screening
  • Wellness

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2016, Dr. Lang 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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