Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. After completing his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, he obtained a graduate degree in health economics from the University of York, England, as a Marshall Scholar. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program. After residency, Dr. Lerner spent six years at the Kayenta Health Center, a remote Indian Health Service facility on the Navajo reservation. He joined UCLA in 2007.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a general pediatrician, he has leadership roles in health care administration, health care quality, medical education and informatics. He serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the Department of Pediatrics. He is the Medical Director for the UCLA Children's Health Center, the Director of Quality for the Department of Pediatrics, and the Chief Medical Officer for the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA. Dr. Lerner is a member of the Pediatric Residency Program leadership team and a resident advisor. A board-certified medical informaticist, he serves as Physician Informaticist for CareConnect, UCLA Health System’s electronic medical records system. Dr. Lerner's research interests include health care delivery and health system redesign, with a focus on children with complex chronic conditions.