Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS

Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Screening and Testing
  • Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign And Malignant Central Airway Diseases
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Endobronchial Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Interventional Pulmonology
Houston, TX USA

Graduate - Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Walter Cantidio University Hospital Federal University of Ceara
Internal Medicine


Medical School - Federal University of Ceara School of Medicine

Additional Training

  • Interventional Bronchoscopic Procedures training, Thoracic Endoscopy Unit of the Sainte Marguerite University Hospital, Marseille, France
  • Interventional Pulmonology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chief Medical Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center/Frankford Hospitals-Torresdale, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Highlights

  • Director: Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Benign and malignant central airway diseases, carcinoid syndrome, endobronchial manifestations of systemic diseases, lung abscess, lung cancer, lung nodules, pleural effusion, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheomalacia

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year 2011 - Awarded by the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Best Doctors 2015, 2016, Cleveland Magazine


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • World Association for Bronchology
  • Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2016

Dr Almeida was very thorough when he reviewed my cat scan results with me & again when he explained the findings of my bronchoscopy. he was very compassionately & professional. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016

good experience

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016

no medication to discuss. Dr Almeida was very professional, knowledgeable, explained everything in an easy-to-understand method and I felt he treated me as if he was treating his own mother which was very nice. I would recommend him to others. it is a difficult time for me and he made it easier as he is very compassionate and understanding of my situation.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016

Very professional

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2016

My appointments were made by the referring physician's office. But all were well-timed and went smoothly. On the day of my procedure I felt well taken care of and that the staff truly wanted me to be comfortable, understand what was happening, and cared about my well-being. I was very pleased with Dr. Almeida and his office personnel.

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