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Robert Kotloff, MD

216.444.6503

Robert Kotloff, MD
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6503
DeskDesk:216.445.9460
WorkFax:216.445.6024
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kotloff is Chairman of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He has worked in the field of lung transplantation for the past 25 years and has extensive clinical experience in the evaluation of transplant candidates and in the care of transplant recipients. In addition to his involvement in lung transplantation, Dr. Kotloff has special expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and other cystic lung diseases.  He also maintains an active interest in general pulmonary medicine and, in particular, in evaluating patients with complex pulmonary disorders.

Professional Highlights

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kotloff has made medical education and scholarship a focus of his career. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters and has edited or co-edited six books. He previously directed the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania for 24 years. He has served as Chair of the Pulmonary Disease Test Writing Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Chair of the Transplant Network of the American College of Chest Physicians, and as President of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors. He was an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from 2010-14 and is currently a Section Editor for CHEST and an Associate Editor of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. He is the 2011 recipient of the American College of Chest Physicians College Medalist Award recognizing “meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine.” He is also the 2016 recipient of the American Thoracic Society Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes "lifetime contributions in education and mentoring in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine."









Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Pulmonary Disease
Philadelphia, PA USA
1990
Residency - Temple University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1986
Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
1983
Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA
1979

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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