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

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Lung Cancer
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Pulmonology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - St. Vincent's Hospital
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Manhattan, NY USA

Residency - Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Livingston, NJ USA

Medical Education - St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies

Undergraduate - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Lung cancer, Lung metastasis, Mediastinal tumors, Pleural effusion, Malignant and non-malignant tracheal diseases, Tracheobronchomalacia, Lung transplantation airway complications

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 2/5/2019, Dr. Sethi 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sethi receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Atrium Medical Corporation
  • Medtronic ATS Medical, Inc.

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

30 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Sethi is a knowledgeable and compassionate. We are very fortunate to have her as our Dr. She always takes the time to make sure everything is done accurately and we understand what is being done. She truly cares and has made a huge difference in my health and wellness.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Most of my experience was comforting except for the wait before the procedure. I do understand that things come up, it was just hard to sit there so long with the anxiousness growing. My doctor was very knowledgeable and caring for my needs, I'am very thankful for having her. Please tell Dr Sethie thank you and all the others who assisted, I'm sorry I don't remember all their names.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. was exceptional. She took her time in explaining my situation. She immediately referred me to another great doctor who was able to do my surgery quickly as we had driven 6 hours to get to the clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

love Dr. Sethi - gives details regarding issue - never makes me feel rushed - encourages questions- always pleasant. I travel 2.5 hrs to see her and am glad to do that because of satisfaction with Dr. Sethi

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr was great, but follow up has been difficult ! no Dr referred?

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

the doctor had excellent relational skills and she was very informative of my condition

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Great care provider with great knowledge of care needed for symptoms experienced.

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