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Justin Lappen, MD

Justin Lappen, MD
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Title Section Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Surgical Obstetrics
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders
  • Preconception/Interconception Care
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About Justin Lappen, MD

Justin R. Lappen, MD is the Section Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and is an Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lappen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Columbia University and his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Prentice Women's Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine and fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lappen has a passion for interdisciplinary clinical work and research at the intersection of Obstetrics and Critical Care medicine, including maternal cardiac disease, sepsis, and placenta accreta spectrum disorders. He has completed numerous observational studies and prospective trials on obstetric early warning systems and the evaluation of maternal volume status, as well as research in other areas of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is the funded principal investigator for a state-wide quality initiative focused on reducing maternal morbidity/mortality and health disparities related to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, received institutional research grants, and serves as a reviewer for multiple journals in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Lappen has served on national committees including the National Partnership for Maternal Safety Committee on Vital Sign Triggers and holds national leadership roles as a member of the Reproductive Health Services Advisory Group and Publications Committee through the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Columbia University
New York, NY USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/1/2024, Dr. Lappen 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.

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