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Geoffrey Lefferts, MD

216.444.5665

Geoffrey Lefferts, MD

Appointed: 1982

Geoffrey Lefferts, MD
Department: Internal Medicine
Retired Consultant
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5665
WorkFax:216.636.0833
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Geoffrey Lefferts, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

Two of his main duties over the years have included patient care and medical education. Educational roles have included Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program for several years, working with internal medicine residents in the Longitudinal Care Clinic one-half day per week, block-time internal medicine residents for two to four weeks at a time, as well as working with medical students in classroom settings in their freshman and sophomore years, and in the office setting for third and fourth-year students. Dr. Lefferts has participated in educating medical students for his entire career at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1973
Internship - Hahnemann University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1970
Medical School - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
1969
Undergraduate - Hamilton College
Clinton, NY USA
1965

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

access and scheduling, continuity of care, education of patients and providers

Awards & Honors

Fellowship, American College of Physicians

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/3/2016, Dr. Lefferts 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