David M. Lang, M.D., serves as Chairman of the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Co-Director of the Asthma Center, and Director of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Program in the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lang also teaches Evidence Based Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Dr. Lang has carried out a number of research projects, including studies of the epidemiology of urban asthma, drug allergy, anaphylaxis, and chronic urticaria. He has been active in national and regional medical organizations, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Lang has been a member of the Joint Practice Parameters Task Force for the specialty of Allergy and Immunology since 2001, and currently serves as Co-Chair of this Task Force. He recently completed a 4-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He also serves as current Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum Pulmonary and Critical Care Standing Committee and is a member of the National Quality Partners Antibiotic Stewardship Action Team.
Dr. Lang has been selected annually as a “Top Doc” in Allergy/Immunology by Cleveland Magazine since 2006, and as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. He currently serves as Deputy Editor for the Journal of Asthma, and is on the Editorial Board of Allergy and Asthma Proceedings; he previously served as Associate Editor and Section Editor of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Lang received the Hahnemann University Hospital Leadership Award in 1996, and was the recipient of the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation Award at the International College of Allergology and Clinical Immunology meeting in Stockholm in 1994.
Dr. Lang received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Lang also served an additional year as chief medical resident, prior to pursuing subspecialty training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, for which he completed voluntary re-certification in 2005 and 2015.
His medical career has been supported by his wife, Marjory, and two children, Madelyn and Jonathan. Dr. Lang appreciates the support from his family, friends, and colleagues, and is grateful for opportunities to contribute to the field of Allergy and Immunology.