Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5632
Desk:
216.445.6056
Fax:
216.445.7569
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Aorta Center
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
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Biography

About Carol Langford, MD, MHS, FACP

Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, FACP, received her medical degree at the University of California Los Angeles in 1987 and trained in internal medicine at the University of Michigan from 1987 to 1990. She was a fellow in rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center from 1990 to 1994. In 1995, she received a Master's Degree in health sciences from Duke University in order to pursue a career in clinical investigation.

From 1994 to 2004, Dr. Langford was a senior investigator within the Immunologic Diseases Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the NIH, Dr. Langford’s research focused on vasculitic diseases, where she was Principal Investigator for nine vasculitis-related protocols. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Langford served as Chairman of the NIAID Institutional Review Board in supporting the protection of human subjects. While at the NIH, Dr. Langford received an NIAID Special Act of Service Award in 2001 and was the recipient of NIAID Staff Recognition Awards from 1998 through 2004.

In 2004, Dr. Langford joined Cleveland Clinic to become Director of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and was named Vice-Chair of Rheumatology for Research in 2007. In 2011 she became the Harold C. Schott endowed Chair in Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. 

At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Langford’s work has continued to focus on patient care and research in vasculitic diseases, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s), microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss), polyarteritis nodosa, giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis,  and other forms of vasculitis. In 2007, she was awarded an important research contract from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the NIH for concurrent pilot studies in giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis. She has additionally received funding from the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network of the NIH to conduct a pilot study in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) that has led to a multicenter International randomized trial. This study will be conducted in partnership with colleagues in the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, a collaborative research network funded by the NIH and the European Vasculitis Society.

Dr. Langford is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology, where she has served on several committees. She was an Associate Editor for Arthritis and Rheumatology, a leading journal in rheumatology, from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Langford serves as a consultant to the Vasculitis Foundation. She has been named one of Cleveland’s Top Doctors by Cleveland magazine.

A frequently invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr. Langford has authored numerous scientific papers and chapters on vasculitis. She is Co-Editor with Anthony Fauci, MD, for Harrison’s Rheumatology taken from Harrisons’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
1995

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Rheumatology
Durham, NC USA
1994

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1990

Internship - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1988

Medical Education - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA
1987

Undergraduate - University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA USA
1983

Additional Training

  • Master of Health Sciences, Duke University, 1995

Professional Highlights

  • 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

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis

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   

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/18/2019, Dr. Langford 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Langford receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • American College of Rheumatology

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Langford serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • American College of Rheumatology

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

85 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Langford was very professional and answered my all my questions. She's very friendly. I have been under her care for several years now and I'm extremely happy with her professionalism and personality. She's thorough and has the best interest of the patient in mind. She's one of the BEST physicians that I have ever had. I'm extremely happy to have her as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Both Dr. Langford and her staff made everything as easy, pleasant, and efficient as could be.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

dr Langford is such a kind patient physician and it is evident she truly cares about her patients

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Without question, Dr. Langford is the most caring and nurturing care provider I have ever treated with. She has a genuine concern in my health, takes the time to understand my condition, and provides guidance on my ongoing treatment. She communicates on a level I understand and addresses any questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Langford is thorough, caring, compassionate and respectful. Her knowledge and expertise is valued. I live 10 min from Ohio State and am happy to travel 130 miles to see Dr. Langford.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I really like Dr. Langford. She's very thorough and answers all your questions and concerns. Excellent rhuemotologist.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Langford is very conscientious.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

I have never had a Doctor the caliber of Dr Langford. She has totally exceeded my expectations. I have such complete confidence in her.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Langford is a marvelous doctor. She is very attentive and caring. She is the best of the best

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

Dr. Langford took an exceptional amount of time with me. I really appreciated that undivided attention she gave me.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

very fortunate to have Dr.Langford as a physician

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Langford always goes above and beyond what is expected.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Excellent doctor, so blessed to have her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Langford is everything one would look for in a physician: extremely knowledgeable; empathetic to patient needs, excellent communicator

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Langford is very good at communicating with me about my monthly blood tests. She even called me when my liver tests were high for information of what I was doing differently.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr Langford is probably the best doctor that has ever treated me. She is concerned about every aspect of my medical care and goes way above and beyond to ensure my care is the best it can be.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

this was an appt for a second opinion. Dr.Langford spent over 4 hours with me, had reviewed my records and listened to my answers. I have never been treated so well or so thoroughly ever.

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