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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • General Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Pouch Center
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Bret Lashner, MD

Bret A. Lashner, MD, is Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Department of Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lashner is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and he specializes in ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and general gastrointestinal disease. In 1999, he was awarded the Premier Physician Award from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

A frequent lecturer at national and international meetings, Dr. Lashner also serves on the editorial boards of peer-reviewed publications, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. He has served as principal investigator for many clinical trials on inflammatory bowel disease and has published extensively on clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Lashner is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Lashner received his medical degree from New York University and completed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, and obtained his Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Epidemiology /Biometry
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Crohn's Disease, General Gastrointestinal Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Bret Lashner, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/13/2021, Dr. Lashner 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

201 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

1st visit w/Dr.Lashner and was very pleased with him...he was willing to try some new ideas that my previous Doctor would not consider.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Lashner is wonderful. He always gives me the real lowdown on my situation with the info he is given.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Lashner seems like a genuinely nice person. I'm glad to find another doctor okay with virtual visits. He knows his stuff and doesn't seem to harp on minutia.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Always good to speak with Dr. Lashner...excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Lashner was very nice. Understood my problem well and discussed my situation thoroughly. I felt he certainly knew his field. Was very glad to have met him.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Always great to see Dr Lashner and his staff is by far the best I have ever dealt with whether in the cleveland clinic system or other systems

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

He is a wonderful doctor that I really trust

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Lashner has been my GI doctor for over forty years and he is the only doctor I trust to handle my Crohns disease and ostomy issues.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Everything went very well regarding my a with Dr. Lashner.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Lashner has been an exemplary care provider for the last 22 years. I am genuinely grateful for his care over the years.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Great dr. To the point

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Lashner was very patient, reviewed and explained the lab tests, answered all my questions and explained thoroughly his recommended path forward. It was well worth the 800 mile one way trip to see him.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr Lashner is extremely professional. A good listener and problem solver. Good at putting the pieces together.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Lashner gave me an answer to my mystery pain. He didn't really cover the risks involved which probably were secondary to the fact I was there for a consult and not to schedule treatment. He did give me what I came here for and was very confident in his medical opinion which I did appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Discussing my concerns about symptoms that I experience and my suggested course of changing medication, Dr. Lashner was very receptive. His comments about me, the patient, knowing my body better than anyone when I made the suggestion allowed for me to recognize that he has my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

The video visit was a great experience as I did not have to drive two hours one way, wait for 45 minutes to see the doctor and then only spend 10 minutes with him as is the normal course of action when it in person visit occurs.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Lashner is very kind and professional. I had additional questions after appointment and Dr responded to questions right away.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr. Lashner is very informative and listens to what you have to say. He has a good personality and makes you feel very comfortable talking with him.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Lashner saved my life!! This sums it all up.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Lashner is fantastic

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Lashner appears to be very knowledgeable about an extremely rare GI condition and his medical expertise was very reassuring. Furthermore, his ability to listen attentively to questions/concerns and provide clear information was really amazing. A very nice person and a great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Lashner is an amazing doctor and has met every expectation I have had regarding my care and treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. When I first came to the Cleveland Clinic I saw Dr. Anthony Senagore. He helped get me on track and then he turned my care over to Dr. Lashner. I have been seeing Dr. Lashner since July 2000. I have not looked back or regretted that decision in any way during the last 21 years! He is the reason I am doing as well as I am. Chrohns is an evil disease, but he has helped make it more manageable.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

The doctor invited me to message him using Mychart anytime and that was very reassuring to me.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

My referring provider & I both sent my medical records to Cleveland Clinic as requested. Dr. Lashner had not looked at ANY of my records before my appointment. He said I didn't have any records there & I told him I brought everything that had been faxed. I showed him the envelope and records that Cleveland Clinic had mailed back to me. He said, "Maybe they're under scanned documents." He looked & they all were there. I would have liked for him to have had some knowledge of my problems before I was seen by him. I was very disappointed.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Brett Lashner has taken care of me. Wonderful doctor and gentleman.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

I liked Dr Lashner. He was very professional and listened to my problems.

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