Treatment & Services
- Center for Pediatric Rheumatology
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Pediatric Rheumatology
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Autoinflammatory Syndromes
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
- Chronic Infantile Neurological, Cutaneous, and Articular (CINCA) Syndrome
- Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome
- Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
- Hyper-Immunoglobulin D (HIDS) Syndrome
- Joint pain in children
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Kawasaki Disease
- Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
- Pediatric Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Polyarteritis Nodosa
- Recurrent Fever Syndromes
- Recurrent Fevers in Children
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Takayasu's Arteritis
- TNF-Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS)
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Seattle, WA USA
Fellowship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - Tulane University Hospital & Clinics
New Orleans, LA USA
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA
Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA
- Pediatrics - Pediatric Rheumatology
Juvenile dermatomyositis, pediatric vasculitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, Takayasu Arteritis, Polyangiitis Nodosa, Henoch-Schonlein purpura) juvenile idiopathic arthritis (all forms), scleroderma (localized and systemic), systemic lupus erythematosus, periodic fever syndromes, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) and related syndromes, sarcoidosis, uveitis, Behcet's Disease
Research & Publications
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51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 30, 2016
my daughter struggles with sensory processing and with anxiety ... at one point in her visit she had high anxiety over having to wear a gown ... I felt zero pressure from the doctor and nurse ... they respected her space. It took a bit but we got through it and they were very sensitive to her feelings.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Very pleased with how my daughter and I were involved in the decision making and how much time was spent with us, answering our questions.
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
I was impressed with the resources and various options that Dr. Zeft made available to my son for follow-up care. I feel confident moving forward now.
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016
My son and myself thank Dr. Zeft for everything he has done. He is down to earth and just a really nice Doctor. we are lucky to have found him.
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Zeft is very good about a thorough exam & taking as much time as needed to cover everything & all questions.
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2016
The entire experience w/ Dr. Zeft was amazing
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016
excellent visit! well worth the drive from Michigan!!
Reviewed on Mar 30, 2016
Zeft does an excellent job speak to my child at his level .... helping to explain his illness.
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