Rachel Scheraga, MD

216.444.6503

Rachel Scheraga, MD

Appointed: 2013

Rachel Scheraga, MD
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6503
DeskDesk:216.444.2449
WorkFax:216.445.8160
Rachel Scheraga, MD
Department: Critical Care Medicine
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6503
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Scheraga is an Associate Staff Physician at the Respiratory Institute and holds a secondary appointment in the Lerner Research Institute Department of Pathobiology, where her research focus is Acute Lung Injury and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). In the laboratory of Dr. Mitchell Olman, Dr. Scheraga has started to investigate the role of a calcium ion channel in macrophage function and activation. Determining the molecular mechanisms of immunologic function will aid in the treatment of multiple diseases. Her current research is focused on targeting unregulated pulmonary inflammation leading to tissue injury and fibrosis. In addition, Dr. Scheraga treats patients in the medical intensive care unit where patients develop progressive lung injury for which there is no current treatment. She also supervises trainees in the intensive care unit and teaches medical students about the immunology of pulmonary infections where she is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Professional Highlights

Since joining the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 2013, Dr.Scheraga has been invited to present her research findings as a late-breaking abstract at the American Thoracic Society International Conference and American Society of Matrix Biology. She reviews manuscripts for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and was asked to write an invited Editorial. 

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Institute of Health - Cancer Institute
Critical Care
Bethesda, MD USA
2013
Fellowship - University of Maryland
Pulmonary Diseases
Baltimore, MD USA
2012
Residency - University of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
2009
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
2006
Undergraduate - Rutgers Medical School
Newark, NJ USA

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships

American Thoracic Society, American Society for Matrix Biology, American College of Chest Physician, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Pulmonary Immunology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 3/7/2014, Dr. Scheraga has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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