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James Stoller, MD, MS

James Stoller, MD, MS
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Title Chairman, Education Institute
Department Education
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Respiratory Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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About James Stoller, MD, MS

James K. Stoller, MD, MS, (Organizational Development), is the Chair of the Education Institute and holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship in Emphysema Research at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair. He is an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  From 2001 to 2005, he served as Associate Chief of Staff and served as Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic through 2007. Dr. Stoller is a Diplomate in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Stoller received a BA in biochemistry and English (magna cum laude) from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. in 1975. He earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his internship and residency in medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston (1979-1982). After completing fellowships in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at both Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Yale University School of Medicine (1982-1985), he pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine/Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which he completed in 1986. Dr. Stoller also earned a Master's in Organizational Development and Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University in 2001.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
MS in Organiz. Development & A
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Pulmonary Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Pulmonary Diseases
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA

Additional Training

  • Master's of Science in Organizational Development and Analysis, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine, 1984-1985

Professional Highlights

  • Inaugural Chair Holder, Jean Wall Bennett Chair in Emphysema Research
  • Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair holder
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine, 1979  


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Awards & Honors

  • Jean Wall Bennett Chair in Emphysema Research, 2007
  • Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair, 2013
  • Best Doctors in America, since 1991
  • America's Top Doctors, since 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine, 1979
  • Fellow, American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Honorary Lifetime Member, American Association for Respiratory Care, 1998
  • 27th Egan's Lecturer, American Association for Respiratory Care, 1999
  • First Annual Lee Hoffman, MD, Memorial Lecturer, Baystate Medical Center, 2005
  • Alpha-1 Community Appreciation Award, 1999
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Dean’s Academic Achievement Award, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2001
  • Best Morning Report Teaching Attending, Cleveland Clinic Division of Medicine, 2001


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • American College of Physician Executives
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/25/2022, Dr. Stoller has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Stoller receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • 23andMe, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  • Grifols, S.A.

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.

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