Resident Who Posted Anti-Semitic Comment No Longer at the Cleveland Clinic


On January 2, 2012, Lara Kollab was an internal medicine intern at the Cleveland Clinic, when she posted a comment on her social media account. “i’ll personally give all the yahoods the wrong meds.” (sic) This repulsive message went mostly undetected at the time, and it was confirmed that she was still working at the hospital from July to September this year.

When her post was brought to the attention of the Cleveland Clinic recently, they promptly confirmed that this resident was no longer with the hospital, and that her views were not reflective of the beliefs of the clinic.

“She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system.”

Although her account has since been deactivated, the post was captured by others at the time, and they publicized the vitriolic comment to raise awareness of the danger of having such a hateful person working in the medical field. Requests were made to report her to the Ohio Medical Board in an attempt to have her license revoked.

A doctor of Jewish Iranian descent commented that this was “one of the most vile and shameful anti-Semitic posts I’ve seen. I’ve treated so many people who I know hated me for being Iranian or Jewish, but I’ve always done my best for patients regardless of how they viewed me. That’s what your [Hippocratic] Oath means. But this piece of work, who is an internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic wants to kill Jews by poisoning them with the wrong medicine. Her license should be investigated immediately. I’m truly worried she could harm many Jewish patients. BEWARE…!”

Kollab’s medical license was issued by the state of Ohio in July 2018, and it remains active, expiring first in June 2021.

News organizations were unable to reach Kollab for comment.