Treatment & Services
- Center for Pediatric Rheumatology
- Infusion Therapy
- 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
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- 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)
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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 Education - 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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52 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
*Dr. Zeft has been wonderful. He listens first. He is good at explaining confusing medical terms. He answered our questions and listened to our concerns. He is extremely knowledgeable but approachable.
Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019
*Dr. Zeft is a wonderful rheumatologist. He is very patient, kind and responsive. Thank you *Dr. Zeft.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Dr. Zeft made us feel as if he was caring for a member of his own family. He was knowledgeable of my son's history and was compassionate, understanding and supportive. He's God's vehicle to bring healing to my son's debilitating condition. as a result of his expertise and intuitiveness, my son is now able to engage in physical activities that he has not been able to participate in years. I couldn't begin to express my family's appreciation for him.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Dr. Zeft and Dr. Goldman were very collaborative and strategic in their approach in diagnosing and treating my child. They both made a very stressful situation more manageable. They are the dynamic duo.
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
My daughter been having problems for a long time, Dr. Zeft is my son Doctor, so I knew if I wanted questions answer to go to him. He is very thorough.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
I was very impressed with Dr. Zeft. He was very thorough and I didn't feel like he was trying to rush us out the door.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
We greatly appreciate Dr. Zeft's attentiveness and how he involves our daughter in discussions.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019
Our experience with Dr. Zeft, and his office, was the best experience ever with a doctor for either myself or my four children.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Dr. Zeft is compassionate and treated my son with the utmost respect. He listened carefully and was extremely thourogh with the check up. He took time and explained everything in full detail. I highly recommend Dr. Zeft. I am extremely satisfied with the care he gave to my son.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Doctor Zeft and his staff are EXCELLENT. Questions are answered in an efficient time frame. The entire staff makes my daughter feel welcomed and at ease in every visit. Could not be happier.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
still waiting to hear back from her five on labs after 2 calls. another Dr told us there were abnormal tests
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018
Dr. Zeft was thorough and excellent! We left the visit encouraged that he would help us get to the bottom of our daughter's health issue.
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