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Silpa Kilaru, MD

Silpa Kilaru, MD

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center Mather (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Cleveland Medical Center Mather (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Seidman Cancer Center (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

Biography: Silpa Kilaru, MD


  • Bronchoscopist
  • Lung Transplantation


  • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Certifications & Memberships

  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Pulmonary/Critical Care
Pulmonary/Critical Care - Georgetown University (2009 - 2012)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Georgetown University (2007 - 2009)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Georgetown University (2006 - 2007)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2002 - 2006)

Columbia University (2002)


Silpa Kilaru, MD, is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at University Hospitals Transplant Institute. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

A Cleveland native, Dr. Kilaru earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Columbia University in New York and her medical degree with honors from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. She then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in pulmonology and critical care medicine at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., during which she was named chief fellow. She is board certified in both pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Prior to joining UH Transplant Institute, Dr. Kilaru was a lung transplant pulmonologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania for 10 years. She has a tremendous amount of experience caring for these patients throughout their transplant journey. As part of her role, she served as director of fellowship education for lung transplantation.

Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Kilaru is an active member of several distinguished professional and scientific organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. In addition, she has been an invited lecturer at regional, national and international medical conferences on topics related to lung transplantation.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 31 Ratings

Dr. Kilaru is the most caring Physician I have ever seen. She has an incredible memory, remembering things from my double lung transplant that I have forgotten. I know she is very busy, but she spends all the time needed to answer questions and give me advice. With Dr. Kilaru, caring is her standard of care.


Love Dr. Kilaru and her staff!




I was very pleased with Dr. Kilaru She took her time to explain everything and answered all our concerns We also met with *** They all went above and beyond ,very professional and caring Great experience

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Silpa Kilaru did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.