Carlos F. Lerner, MD
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Carlos F. Lerner, MD

  • Pediatrics
Westwood Pediatrics | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Carlos Lerner, MD, MPhil is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Jack H. Skirball Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. Dr. Lerner practices pediatrics and complex care pediatrics at the Children's Health Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and clinical informatics. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has leadership roles in health care administration, health care quality, medical education and informatics. He serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and well as a Senior Quality Officer and Physician Informaticist for UCLA Health. He is the medical director of the Pediatric Medical Home program at UCLA, which provides comprehensive primary care for children with medical complexity. He is a two-time recipient of the Robert C. Neerhout faculty award for contributions to pediatric resident education. Dr. Lerner's research interests include health care delivery and health system redesign, with a focus on children with medical complexity, and the use of clinical informatics to advance population health.

Dr. Lerner received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program. After obtaining a BA in Public Policy at Stanford University, Dr. Lerner obtained an MPhil in health economics from the University of York, England, as a Marshall Scholar. 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.


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certifications

Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2015
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2001


Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2001


Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1999


MD, Harvard Medical School, 1998



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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2023
  • Two time recipient of the Robert C. Neerhout Teaching Award, UCLA, for "Full-time Faculty member who has contributed the most to the stimulation of resident education in Pediatrics", 2009, 2011