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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
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About Lara Jehi, MD

Dr. Jehi is professor of neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and an epilepsy specialist at Cleveland Clinic since 2006. She is the Chief Research Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, and Director of the Outcomes Research program for epilepsy.

She is currently spearheading multi-institutional National Institutes of Health-funded grants focused on data science. She has led teams that developed the first nomograms for individualized outcome prediction after epilepsy surgery, work that was featured by Lancet Neurology in the Top 5 Innovations of 2015. Her data-driven algorithms for clinical care decision-making are being used, studied and expanded worldwide. Dr. Jehi holds several research leadership roles at Cleveland Clinic. As co-director of Network Capacity for the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, her team facilitates multi-center clinical trials through streamlined recruitment efforts, using the electronic health record. She is the principal investigator of Cleveland Clinic’s Biorepository, a role leveraging information technology, enterprise analytics and regulatory support to efficiently scale up and incorporate biobanking efforts within clinical workflow. She is a vice-chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Institutional Review Board.

She chairs several key commissions in the International League Against Epilepsy and the American Epilepsy Society. She has more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters and is a regular reviewer for NIH study sections, and an invited speaker to international meetings on the topics of epilepsy surgery, outcome prediction, and data science.

Dr. Jehi received her medical degree from American University of Beirut. She completed her residency in neurology and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Cleveland Clinic, and holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Additional Training

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes research
  • Diplomat, American Society of Neuroimaging
  • Masters in Health Care Delivery Science, Dartmouth College

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. vice-chair, Institutional Review Board, Cleveland Clinic
    5. member, Diagnostic Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy
    6. Chair, Surgical Therapies Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy
    7. Contributing Editor, Epilepsy Currents
    8. Associate clinical editor, Epilepsy Currents
    9. Associate Editor, Epilepsia Open
    10. Editorial Board member, Epilepsia 
    11. Ad-hoc reviewer, Acute Neuronal Injury Study Section NIH
    12. Ad-hoc reviewer, Fogarty Awards Study Section, NIH
    13. Ad-hoc reviewer, Fondation Francaise pour la Recherche
    14. Ad-hoc reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation
    15. Chair, Annual Course Committee, American Epilepsy Society
    16. Chair, Epilepsy Special Interest Group, American Neurological Association
    17. Member, Executive Committee, Clinical Translational Science Collaborative, Cleveland
    18. Invited member, workshop on comparative effectiveness research and randomized clinical trials in neurosurgery, NIH.


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
  • - Clinical Neurophysiology - Subspecialty 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

See publications for Lara Jehi, MD.

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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 8/18/2021, 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.

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

86 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Jehi is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Jehi is outstanding!!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Been with dr Jehi for more than 14 years now and as long as she's available I wouldn't choose another provider.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

vey fast very fiendly- great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr Jehi is an excellent doctor. she listens & is very knowledgeable and caring!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Jehi and her staff are the best

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr Jehi is very nice to me all the time.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

dr Jehi is a great physician. she knows my chart and cares about me as a patient

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I was able to get an appointment and Dr. Jehi and everyone I have ever had contact with does an outstanding job!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Jehi contacted my 2 other doctors and helped get my medications adjusted. She was very helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Great visit....Dr. Jehi answered all of my and my wife's questions regarding my treatment options

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I love Dr Jehi, she really cares. Nurse Colleen is awesome too! The entire staff is is a blessing.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

She is a wonderful doctor. Very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Thank You so much, Dr. Jehi, for what You and Your team do. You mean a lot to me. You are the best doctors around. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Lara Jehi is always very pleasant & professional, she puts your mind at ease & very good at her profession, she really knows what she's doing. I only make appointments, when needed with her!!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Again, Dr. Lara Jehi is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I would recommend Dr Jehi to anybody that has Epilepsy.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Jehi is a very caring and informative doctor. Best I have had in neurology field.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

It is always great to talk to Dr Jehi. She takes time to address all your questions and concerns. Everyone I have dealt with at Cleveland Clinic over the past year has been great.

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