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Department Executive Health
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

  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Executive Physical
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fundoscopy Photography
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hearing Test
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Pap Test
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Screening and Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Spirometry
  • Vision Screening
  • Wellness
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Stress and Physical Health
View all 6 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA

Additional Training

  • Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1985
  • Federal Aviation Medical Examiner since 1986

Professional Highlights

  • Editor-in-chief, Cleveland Clinic's Men's Health Advisor, 1999-Present
  • Chairman, Department of General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2000-2007
  • Head, Section of Preventive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 1990-Present
  • Vice Chair, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, 2008-Present
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Cleveland Clinic, 1989-1997


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Health screening, occupational diseases, Preventive Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Arthur S. and Arlene M. Holden Chair of Internal Medicine
  • U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Fellowship, 1997
  • Included in multiple "Best Doctors" listings
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Master, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Alfred and Norma Learner Humanitarian Award
  • Cleveland Clinic Master Clinician Award
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Richard Lang, MD, MPH.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/24/2021, Dr. Lang 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

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

DR. LANG AND HIS TEam are excellent

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

All good. There were some difficulties scheduling the tests Dr Lang requested, and much of that was done at the 11th hour, which probably couldn't be avoided due to the volume of demand. I did find the 40-50 electronic notices of scheduling and rescheduling a bit irritating, but I was told that the system is being improved.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Lang, as always, was at his best.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

It is indeed a privilege, receiving care from a gentleman such as Dr. Lang

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Lang was extremely thoughtful, caring and helpful in his suggestions

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Lang is outstanding in knowledge, care and thoroughness.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Lang is an amazingly accomplished and thoughtful care provider. Couldn't have been better. Don't let him ever retire!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Care Providers were excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Richard Lang is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

he's been my dr for years and is a friend

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Lang is a true professional care provider. During these difficult times we find ourselves in he is so reassigns caring! Awesome.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

I am very pleased, as I have always been with Dr. Lang and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Lang is a giant in his field. I appreciate his expertise, kindness, and caring nature

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Lang has always given me very good medical & health advice. I have been coming to the executive preventive care for testing ,for the last 15 years. This particular visit showed some very good that I didn't just listen to Dr. Lang I actually heard him Loud and clear.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Lang is uniquely outstanding. My highest rating.

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