Treatment & Services
- Adult Rheumatology
- Aorta Center
- Bone Density Testing
- Clinical Trials
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
- Polyarteritis Nodosa
- Takayasu's Arteritis
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Internship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA
Undergraduate - University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA USA
- Master of Health Sciences, Duke University, 1995
- Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair in Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, 2011-Present
- Research Contract Award, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, 2007-2015, Principal Investigator for a study entitled “Concurrent Pilot Studies in Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu’s arteritis (TAK) to Examine the Safety, Efficacy, and Immunologic Effects of Abatacept (CTLA4-Ig) in Large Vessel Vasculitis.”
- Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic, 2004-Present
- Vice-Chair, Rheumatology for Research, Cleveland Clinic, 2007-Present
- Senior Investigator, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, 1994-2004
- Chair, Institutional Review Board, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, 1999-2002
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Awards & Honors
- Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair, 2011-Present
- Top Docs in Cleveland, Cleveland magazine, 2006-2014
- NIAID Staff Recognition Award, 1998-2004
- NIAID Special Act of Service Award, 2001
- UCLA Honors in Internal Medicine, 1987
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
- American College of Physicians
- American College of Rheumatology
Research & Publications
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93 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2017
Dr. Carol Langford is a great and caring. Every doctor should strive to be like her and have her bed side manners. If I call her she always calls me back.
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
Dr. Langford always spends as much time as is needed to make sure my health is stable and I am fully informed about all of my options. Her service is exceptional.
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017
My experiences have been all very good.
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
Dr. Langford is a wonderful doctor and I believe that she takes fine care of me. I don't know what she makes, but you should give her a raise.
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017
Dr. Langford provides outstanding care. She listens to issues, and includes my input in decisions for care and treatment.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016
My case is very complex, but Dr. Langford always leaves me feeling that there is hope for a normal life.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2016
I feel VERY FORTUNATE to be a patient of Dr. Langford & the Cleveland Clinic!
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016
My disease is extraordinarily rare and complicated. As a physician myself, I know how difficult treatment must be. I have been to the very best and most excellent physicians in California for treatment. Still, I rely on the advice of Dr. Langford. It was a busy day for Dr. Langford, and I could see her walking quickly from room to room as she efficiently addressed the healthcare needs of her patients. Yet, she was patient with me and allowed me to explain my concerns. Dr. Langford is the best, the kindest and the most thorough physician I have ever had the privilege to meet.
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