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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:
216.636.7962
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Aorta Center
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Immunology
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Iritis
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener Disease
  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis
View all 18 Specialties +
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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 4/3/2022, 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.

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

75 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. Langford is without a doubt one of the best care givers. Whether face to face, on the phone, or via virtual appointment, she takes the time to ask about me, address questions, and discuss future treatments/options.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Langford is the best -- she is ultra knowledgeable, communicates well, and is very responsive. We feel so fortunate to have her in our lives, she is a blessing everyday!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Langford is OUTSTANDING !!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Langford is amazing! She always listens to my concerns and lets me take part in deciding my care. She's goes above and beyond what is expected from a doctor in her position! She pushed me clear across the clinic campus by herself to make sure I got to the ER and was seen promptly!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Langford is an excellent doctor. I really like her.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I am very thankful that Dr. Carol Langford is my doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Langford provides excellent care and her department is extremely efficient. She is without a doubt the best physician I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Langford is an amazing, caring and knowledgeable person. When I count my blessings, she is on the list.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

I have always recommended Dr. Langford!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Langford is extremely professional. She always answers my questions at appointments or by phone.Her dedication to keeping me healthy & safe is exceptional. I am grateful to have a Dr with her intelligence & regard for her patients. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Langford is an excellent Dr. I am grateful to have managing my vasculitis.She is very kind and supportive of my personal choices while on this 16 year medical journey living with wegeners vasculitis since 2006

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Langford is an excellent Dr. I am grateful to have managing my vasculitis care.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Carol Langford is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I am very for having Dr. Langford as my provider.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Langford is the best care giver I have ever treated with. She is thorough with the examination and provides good guidance. She addresses questions and ensures understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Always timely, professional & compassionate. Messages to Dr Langford always forwarded.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. C. Langford is an exceptional physician. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional & compassionate. If not for her care, I would not have survived. She is an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Langford has always shown proficiency in her care for me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr.Landford is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Langford was very professional. I really like her. She answers all of my questions that I have and I'm extremely happy with her.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Langford is always prepared for my visit, addresses all concerns with care and compassion, requests my thoughts about treatment decisions. She is a gem.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Langford os awesome !!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

She is an outstanding doctor who shows a lot of concern for her patients

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Langford sets the bar high for care givers. She is thoughtful in her approach, clearly explains medical status, and provides guidance for future treatments. I am blessed to treat with her.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Langford is an amazing physician! She is an expert in the area of my medical problem. She shows concern, empathy, and is never rushed through the visit. Know I would not have done as well with any other physician!

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