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Carol Farver, MD

Carol Farver, MD
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Department Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Carol Farver, MD

Dr. Carol Farver is a lung pathologist and serves as the Director of Pulmonary Pathology in the Departmentof Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and is Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the past President of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff and served on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors.

She received her MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine and did her subsequent residency and fellowship/researchtraining in pulmonary pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1995. She has authored over 115 scientific publications and 30 chapters, primarily in theseareas. She is co-editor of two major textbooks in the field of pulmonary pathology.

Dr. Farver received her M.S. in Organizational Development and Analysis from The Weatherhead School of Management of CaseWestern Reserve University and is the Medical Director of the Samson Global Leadership Academy at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Farver is a frequent visiting lecturer on topics of pulmonary pathology, leadership and education. She received the 1st Annual Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education from the National Association of Pathology Chairs, the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic’s Leadership Development Award and has been included in the “Best Doctors in America” list since 2009.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Residency - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

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

Graduate School - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA

Undergraduate - Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA USA


  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology
  • Pathology - Pathology Recertification

Specialty Interests

pulmonary pathology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/7/2018, Dr. Farver 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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