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Title Center Director
Department Computational Life Sciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only, Researcher
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Interpretations
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Video EEG Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Intracranial EEG Monitoring and Brain Mapping for Presurgical Evaluation
  • Specialized EEG with Subdural Grids
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizure
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health and Epilepsy
View all 16 Specialties +


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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 Director of the Outcomes Research program for epilepsy, the Chief Research Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, and the Executive Program lead for the Discovery Accelerator focused on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and data science education.

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, and advanced mechanistic understanding of outcomes. Her work was featured by Lancet Neurology in the Top 5 Innovations of 2015, and in the 'Notables in Healthcare" Award by Crain's Business in 2021. 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 170 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
Intracranial Neurophysiology
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

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

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, Foundation Françoise 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 - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy

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 2/28/2024, Dr. Jehi 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.

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

66 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

I wish I could rate Dr Jehi higher. Her care is amazing. She's compassionate and highly skilled

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

As long as I am able I will only go to Dr Jehi for my seizures. She is always kind, detailed and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

With THIS Doctor I get the care I need

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Jehi is a great doctor to work with. I will always recommend her to other people

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Jehi and staff are marvelous! We couldn't be any happier with her as Patrick's doctor. Very caring! Expert in her field.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

As I said earlier in this review, We are Extremely happy with Dr Jehi, she really cares!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Jehi is always very knowledgeable and addresses any obstacles and concerns

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Loved Dr. Jehi's way of explaining things and knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Jehi to others.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Great doctor. Really listens.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

She's excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Love Dr. Jehi! I would recommend anyone to Cleveland Clinic they saved my life!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Love dr Jehi

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

I was very happy the way Dr. Jehi handled things. I was a half hour late due to traffic delays getting to the consult and she still took the time for a short consult before my admission so I would understand what was going to happen

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Jehi is the best doctor I've ever had. She saved my life.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I love my Dr Lara Jehi. She was very helpful. She explained things well.

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