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

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Central Airway Diseases
  • Endobronchial Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • 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

Graduate School - Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

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

Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

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 Almeida, MD, MS.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 6/28/2024, Dr. Almeida has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

54 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

This was my first appointment with Dr. Almedia. He was GREAT! He is knowledgeable, kind, polite, and courteous. He spent a lot of time going over my CT scan and explaining the issues I have. I really appreciate the time he gave me.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Almeida is absolutely amazing doctor, I have referred several to him and will continue referring anyone that needs an excellent pulmonary doctor

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

It was my first experience trying to use the portal. Although I had someone at home who tried to help me, I was not able to bring up the video, but Dr Almeida patiently listened to my symptoms and I was able to answer questions at which point it was decided to continue a prescription and make a further appointment for testing and evaluation.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Almeida has always been an outstanding provider. He is thorough, patient, attentive and excellent in every respect.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

I spoke only with Dr Almeida who was outstanding in every respect.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

He's the best

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Almeida has been my pulmonologist for ten years and has always been the kindest, most thorough and caring physician I have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to communicate complex medical terms in a way that is understandable.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Almaida always makes me feel like he genuinely cares about my issues. I think he is ann excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

He's a great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Very easy to do and Dr Almeda was very informative and helpful

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