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.