Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting
  • Intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping for presurgical evaluation
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Lara Jehi, MD

Lara Jehi, MD, completed her Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, and has many clinical interests, including medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy. She is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr Jehi's current roles include both administrative and academic responsibilities. Within the Epilepsy Center, she serves as the Research Director and Head of the Outcomes Research Program. At an institutional level, Dr Jehi is the Associate Director of the Clinical Research Unit supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH. She chairs the Annual Course Committee at the American Epilepsy Society and is a member of multiple editorial boards for epilepsy and neurology scientific journals.

Dr Jehi's academic interests have always focused on outcomes research in epilepsy, advancing the field to improve the selection of adequate epilepsy surgery candidates and developing mechanistic hypotheses to improve understanding of the process of seizure recurrence after surgery. Her awards include the American Academy of Neurology's Contemporary Clinical Issues Plenary Session award, the Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society, and the Best Doctors in America recognition.

As an invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr Jehi authored several scientific papers in prestigious peer reviewed journals such as Annals of Neurology, Brain, Neurology, and Epilepsia. She has served as a reviewer for these and several other journals, authored multiple book chapters, reviews grant submissions to the NIH and serves as an examiner in the national certification examinations for the board of clinical neurophysiology.


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon,

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon,

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - American University of Beirut

Medical Education - American University of Beirut

Additional Training

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes research
  • Diplomat, American Society of Neuroimaging

Professional Highlights

    1. Associate Director, Clinical Research Unit- Cleveland Clinic (2012- ongoing)
    2. Quality Improvement Officer, Epilepsy, Cleveland Clinic (2008-2014)
    3. Neurosciences Sub-Chair, Research Programs Committee, Cleveland Clinic
    4. member, Institutional Review Board, Cleveland Clinic
    5. member, Diagnostic Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy
    6. Contributing Editor, Epilepsy Currents
    7. Associate Editor, Epilepsia Open
    8. Editorial Board member, Epilepsia 
    9. Ad-hoc reviewer, Acute Neuronal Injury Study Section NIH
    10. Ad-hoc reviewer, Fogarty Awards Study Section, NIH
    11. Ad-hoc reviewer, Fondation Francaise pour la Recherche
    12. Ad-hoc reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation
    13. Chair, Annual Course Committee, American Epilepsy Society
    14. Chair, Epilepsy Special Interest Group, American Neurological Association
    15. Member, Executive Committee, Clinical Translational Science Collaborative, Cleveland
    16. Invited member, workshop on comparative effectiveness research and randomized clinical trials in neurosurgery, NIH.


  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology - Epilepsy
  • - Epilepsy - Subspecialty Cert
  • - Clinical Neurophysiology - Subspecialty Cert
  • - Neurology - General Cert

Specialty Interests

Adult and geriatric epilepsy, surgical evaluation of intractable epilepsy, clinical trials, outcomes research

Awards & Honors

  • First Prize in Neuroscience Research Residents Day
  • Young Investigator Award (American Epilepsy Society).
  • Contemporary Clinical Highlights Plenary Session presentation Award, American Academy of Neurology
  • America's Most Compassionate Doctors 2011 (Patients'Choice Award)
  • Nelson Butters Award from national Academy of Neuropsychologists 2012
  • Best Doctors in America

Innovations & Patents

  • First epilepsy surgery nomogram for outcome prediction
  • Director, simulation course for diagnosis/treatment of status epilepticus


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Society of Neuroimaging
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
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 8/19/2019, Dr. Jehi 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

48 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

The provider was very kind and answered my questions thoroughly explained everything clearly

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

the doctor was great

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

very nice and caring doctor she was very nice to me

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I could not have had a better experience. I referred myself for a second opinion, there is question if I truly have epilepsy . Dr Jahi spent more time than I have ever had spent with me in any visit.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Jehi is very understanding and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Jehi is compassionate and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

she is a wonderful doctor & physician's assistant is great also!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Jehi made me feel comfortable from the beginning. She listened, evaluated or considered, and then made some recommendations. I feel like I'm in very capable hands.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

she's an excellent physician. very kind hearted and truly cares for her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I feel like she's more family than my physician. she seems to care

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I have to have a driver take me downtown- but it's worth seeing Dr Jehi. she explains everything to me &. seems to care for me as a person

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

we think very highly of Dr Jehi. She gives us much needed hope for the future! I definitely would recommend her to others! She truly is interested in my son's progress & more importantly even, his quality of life! A++++++

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