Carli Lehr, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- End Stage Lung Disease
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Pulmonary Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
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About Carli Lehr, MD, PhD
Carli Lehr, MD, PhD is a staff pulmonologist at the Respiratory Institute and assistant professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, specializing in transplant medicine. She treats patients with advanced lung disease before and after lung transplantation.
Dr. Lehr is a physician scientist whose research is focused on organ allocation, statistical modeling in transplant systems, and optimizing donor selection. She holds the Gregory and Maureen Church endowed chair in Lung Transplantation Research. She currently holds a K08 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a donor and candidate risk prediction system to optimize lung allocation and transplant outcomes. She is the recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Investigator Award to improve the predictive accuracy of the lung allocation score and identify cystic fibrosis-specific risk factors that impact waitlist mortality and optimize the timing of transplant for at-risk patients. Dr. Lehr serves as a co-investigator on the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium which is comprised of fifteen transplant centers to advance lung transplant research for individuals with cystic fibrosis. She has also received research support from the American Society of Transplantation and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Populations Health Research.
Dr. Lehr earned her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine from Duke University. She completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine from the Cleveland Clinic. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Translational Science from Case Western Reserve University.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Translational Science
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
Medical Education - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
- Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
Lung Transplant, Advanced Lung Disease
Awards & Honors
- Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation
- Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award
Research & Publications
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