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Lara Jehi, MD


Lara Jehi, MD

Appointed: 2006

Lara Jehi, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Lara Jehi, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Lara Jehi, MD, completed her medical school training at the American University of Beirut, graduating with High Distinction, and then completed her Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic.

She is board-certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. Her clinical interests include, medical treatment of epilepsy, epilepsy surgery and treatment outcome analysis. She is currently leading efforts to broaden the spectrum of epilepsy management at the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center to include social, psychological, and quality of life aspects. She is also focused on research pertaining to appropriate selection of epilepsy surgery patients and defining predictors of seizure outcome following surgery.

As a trainee, Dr Jehi’s research on West Nile Virus was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology as she gave the Contemporary Clinical Issues Plenary Session in 2003. This session usually highlights issues most critical to practicing neurologists, including abstracts related to new therapeutic developments, clinical applications of basic and translational research, and innovative technical developments.

Dr. Jehi was given the Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society in 2005. This is a yearly award recognizing 18 of 3,000-5,000 young researchers based on distinctive and promising research projects. She has also been the recipient of the First prize in Neuroscience research throughout her training. Recently, she received a grant award from the Bakken Heart-Brain Institute to investigate mechanisms of Sudden Death in Epilepsy.

As an invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr. Jehi has authored and reviewed several scientific papers on epilepsy and has authored several book chapters.

Professional Highlights

  • Plenary Session Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology in 2003 on leading research related to west Nile Virus Infection.
  • Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society in 2005 on outcomes research of intractable temporal lobe epilepsy surgery
  • Speaker at multiple national and international epilepsy symposia including a plenary presentation at the Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting in 2011 on epilepsy surgery outcomes

Education & Fellowships

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 School - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon
Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut Lebanon


  • Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology

Specialty Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • First Prize in Neuroscience Research Residents Day, 2003,2004,2006
  • Young Investigator Award (American Epilepsy Society, 2005).
  • Contemporary Clinical Highlights Plenary Session presentation Award, American Academy of Neurology, 2003

Additional Training

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


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Society of Neuroimaging
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2014, 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French