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Rachel Scheraga, MD

Rachel Scheraga, MD
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Department Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Treatment & Services

  • Pulmonary Immunology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Sarcoidosis
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About Rachel Scheraga, MD

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.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Institute of Health - Cancer Institute
Critical Care Medicine
Bethesda, MD

Fellowship - University of Maryland
Pulmonary Diseases
Baltimore, MD

Residency - University of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

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.


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


  • American Thoracic Society, American Society for Matrix Biology
  • American College of Chest Physician
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/30/2024, Dr. Scheraga 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.

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