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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
  • Cancer Center
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • 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 School - 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 Education - 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, 2017, 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

See publications for Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/13/2021, Dr. Almeida 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

40 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

The BEST doctor I have ever had here at the Clinic I wish every one was like him that I came across he actually listens and he doesn't rush the process. He actually cares!!!! Words really cant explain how great he Is when It comes to PATIENT CARE!!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr Almeida since 2013. he has always been very informative and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

My experience with Dr.Almeida was great. I wrote down the wrong appt day, drove to Cleveland from Toledo. His staff went out of her way to contact him at a different location to see if he would see me. Dr.Almeida agreed to see me. He took his time and explained my diagnosis and answered all of my questions. I will be back to see him in a year!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I have taken all my respiratory care to Dr.Almedia! He is so caring and I feel he is so thorough in checkups

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

made my appointment for annual cancer screen and seeing my pulmonologist. They failed to schedule the scan, only doctor appointment. Very disappointed. 2 hour drive each way for this annual appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The quality of care from Cleveland Clinic is phenomenal! My local cardiologist and pulmonologist are having trouble diagnosing my problem. Dr Almeida's assistance gave us all insight and a clear direction for testing. I'm so appreciative. I definitely plan to use tele-med at Cleveland Clinic again in the near future.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I am very. Thankful for my care from Dr Almeida

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

was very pleased with Dr. Almeida and staff

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Almeida was very thorough and went over everything with me. My experience with him and the Cleveland Clinic was excellent. He took his time and answered all my questions and gave his input and facts concerning me.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I have already told people about Dr.Almedia and that I felt I got excellent care he's a very thorough

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