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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Rosner Family Health and Wellness Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Rosner Family Health and Wellness Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Acute radiation for pneumonitis
  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Aerochamber Mask
  • Airway and Lung Conditions
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Biologics
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (cpr)
  • Central Venous Catheter Placement
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Clinical Trials
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • CPAP check
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Cryoablation
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Diagnosing Asthma - Diagnosis
  • Endoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Heart Lung Transplant
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Hypothermia Induction
  • Icp Monitoring
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Long-Term Ventilator Care
  • Lung Biology
  • Lung Cancer Screening Program of the Cleveland Clinic Chest Cancer Center
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Neurosurgical Intensive Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Pulmonary clearance for surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing - Abnormal Results
  • Pulmonary Immunology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Screening and Testing
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Studies
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-guided Vascular Access
View all 64 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Airborne Allergens
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Causes & Triggers
  • Benign And Malignant Central Airway Diseases
  • Beryllium Disease
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Carcinoid Tumors of the Lungs
  • Chest - Chest Wall
  • Chronic beryllium disease
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Chylothorax
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Congenital Lung Disease
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Lung Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diaphragm Disorders
  • Drug Reactions to the Lungs
  • Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Endobronchial Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases
  • Exhaled Markers In Lung Disease
  • Gender Specific Pulmonary Issues
  • General Pulmonary Medicine
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemothorax
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • High Blood Pressure in the Lungs
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypersomnia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hypoxia
  • Idiopathic CNS Hypersomnia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Laryngopharyngitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Disorders
  • Lung Dominant Connective Tissue Disease
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night Terrors
  • Nightmares
  • Nocturnal Myoclonus
  • Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (ASB)
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleuritis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis - Acute Radiation
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pregnancy and Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolism
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Respiratory Viruses
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Transplant Infections
  • Tuberculosis
View all 127 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Specialty Interests

Lung cancer, advanced pulmonary emphysema treatment with lung volume reduction procedure, pleural disease and procedures, pulmonary hypertension, asthma, pulmonary hypertension

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Diego Maldonado, MD, FCCP.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 1/6/2022, Dr. Maldonado 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. Maldonado receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc.

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

478 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

87 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr Maldanado's office staff are all very friendly and welcoming. Dr Maldanado is an excellent doctor. He takes his time to answer questions and explains everything so that you can understand what he is telling you.

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

I have recommended Dr Maldanado to all my family and friends and anyone else who needs a great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Maldonado is fantastic. I switched from another pulmonologist to dr Maldonado because I didn't feel steps were being taken to promote a better quality life. Dr Maldonado is prompt,skilled and willing to go the extra milea lost art today.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Love Dr Maldanadocaring, and professional

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Always in good hands with Dr Maldonado

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

I had a lot of questions, this being my first visit with Dr. Maldonado. He took the time to explain everything in detail to me and answered all of my questions, and then some.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Malovato is extremely professional he dots every eye and crosses every T . He has a wonderful bedside manner. He listens. And takes his time with you. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is terrific!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr Maldonado is an excellent physician!!! He explained my breathing score and follow ups. Best Pulmonologist I've ever been too!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is exceptional, not only in his expertise but genuinely a very nice, caring person. I am very pleased, secure and honored to be in his care.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Maldonado is great.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Maldonado was wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Great experience with Dr. Maldonado and his office!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is very attentive, and answers any concerns or complaints I may have of my disease process he is very precise and honest I admire his attention to detail and caring nature, and reassurance of my disease process and progress

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Excellent medical care, dr.Maldonado

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

I love Dr Maldonado and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is an excellent doctor as well as a warm caring person. He comes across as very professional and personable.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Maldonado took time to explain my condition. He is a caring physician and has also been available to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

One of your better Physicians

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

I do like Dr Maldonado. All went well.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr Maldonado is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor!! He spent time with us explaining everything very well and willingly answered any questions that we had. His staff is very friendly and caring too.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Definitely have recommended Dr Maldonado!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr Maldonado is an excellent doctor! He explained how my spinal stenosis is affecting my breathing and other things I didn't realize it affected.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Moldinaldo has a great bedside manner. He is thorough, explains well and has excellent follow up for me as his patient.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Maldonado Is one of the best doctor's I have ever had. He gave me my life back when he performed the Zephar valve procedure. THE BEST!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Maldonado is a complete professional who cares for his patients well being.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Maldonado is the the most caring and attentive position that I have! I have recommended him several times to my peers.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Maldonado. First visit with him, my previous Dr moved and I was a little nervous about seeing a new Dr. He explained things to me in a way that I could understand. He seems very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Always polite and friendly office. Love Dr Madardo very patient and explains what is going on.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Maldonado's office personnel are great and respond to calls in a timely way.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Maldonado for many years. He is and always has been one of my most favorite physicians. He's very knowledgeable, personable and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Maldonado is informative, caring & goes the extra mile. The person you report to outside the examining office was also very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Positive experience with Dr. Maldonado

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Maldonado was very friendly and very knowledgeable, answered any and all of my questions without rushing me!!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Very good knowledgeable helpful Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

I recommend Dr. Maldonado without reservation. He took time to listen and address each concern. Suggested alternative (less costly) medication.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Thankful that I have him helping me. Honest, direct.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Muldanado is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and explained things in great depth which I appreciated. He was also very empathetic about my medical concerns

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Muldanado and his staff were very punctual

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Maldonado is an exceptional doctor I appreciate his time and explanations of the test and medications I'm on. I was impressed also with him referring a cardiologist and his staff setting an appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Very caring physician and staff. He explains in detail your conditions and answers all questions without feeling rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. M is outstanding !!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

The directions for video call were not clear. Thankfully, Dr. Maldonado called me!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I have complete trust in Dr. Maldonado's plan of care.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr Moldonado is excellent. He is really detail oriented and always answers all my questions & makes sure I understand. I've never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

I am very impressed with this Doctor. He explains things clearly and obviously cares about helping his patient.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr M is the best

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

I like Dr. Maldonado very much. He listens to your questions and seems to care about you.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

The Dr and staff are the best I have gone to in Vero !!!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Was very good. Staff needs help with follow up

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

The Dr really listened to me and came up with a solution

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Maldanado is so nice

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

I would absolutely recommend Dr Maldonado's office to family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is extremely knowledgeable and able to explain medical conditions and test results in terms I can understand.. He is also kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr Maldonado is an excellent physician. I trust him completely with my care.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Maldinado is the doctor that recognized I needed to be hospitalized and most likely saved my life. He treats his patients like he would his family.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

My experience with the doctor was very good.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Maldonado is very well organized and informed of my problems and concerns. He could be more in depth with his questions and explanations. Seemed a bit rushed today.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr Maldonado is a great doctor. Listens to everything you say. He really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

He is a wonderful doctor and has a very professional staff.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I feel very well provided for in the care of Dr. Maldonado

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Dr Maldonado is a very professional, knowledgeable, caring and compassionate physician and person.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Dr Maldonado is outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I have the absolute confidence in Dr. Maldonado regarding diagnose und care. I really appreciate that he is very approachable and I feel in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

I appreciate the empathy of understanding my frustration of needing answers. Dr. Maldonado's patience in explaining why my suggested diagnosis mostly likely isn't accurate, his plan and the reasoning behind it. I really don't care what they call it, I just need to get better to care for my adult sons with health issues and disabilities of their own. Dr. Maldonado heard me. After his appointment I feel hopeful. Autumn in the front is just amazingly kind and helpful. I appreciate not feeling like a number. I am a person and it felt good to feel like they recognize that. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

I wish I jad known of Dr. Maldonado sooner. I feel I wpuld have answers I am desperately seeking much sooner. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. M has taken great care of my lungs...

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Look I pay to see a doctor not an assistant...

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022


Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is the best, he always listens to my concerns and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Very satisified with the Dr.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr Maldonado was extremely pleasant, interested, informative, concerned. Listened to my questions. This built strong trust in him

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is a wonderful, caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Very Good visit with Dr. Maldanado

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr Maldonado shows an exceptional level of professional expertise, guidance, and caring for both my medical condition and personal well being.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

No question, he's one of the best.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Superior physician

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Maldonado was thorough, patient,kind, efficient but listened carefully to my history of present illness. He explained the the reason for the tests he ordered and how nuclear X rays would be performed.He followed up within the next few daysHe is an excellent and highly knowledgeable and competent Pulmonologist! Cleveland Clinic and Vero Beach is fortunate to have him!

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Maldonado made me feel at ease. Explained course of treatment in easy to understand language. Made me feel very comfortable.

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