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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

  • Acute Radiation for Pneumonitis
  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • AeroChamber Mask
  • 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)
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Cryoablation
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Endoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Heart Lung Transplant
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Hypothermia Induction
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring
  • Long-Term Ventilator Care
  • Lung Biology
  • Lung Cancer Screening Program of the Cleveland Clinic Chest Cancer Center
  • Lung Transplant
  • 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 Immunology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Robotic Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Second Opinion
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Studies
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Airborne Allergens
  • Airway and Lung Conditions
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Causes and Triggers
  • Beryllium Disease
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Carcinoid Tumors of the Lungs
  • Central Airway Diseases
  • 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
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (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)
  • 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 Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Testing - Abnormal Results
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolism
  • Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Respiratory Viruses
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Transplant Infections
  • Tuberculosis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital (FL)
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Miami, FL

Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital (FL)
Critical Care Medicine
Miami, FL

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital (FL)
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL

Medical Education - Universidad Central del Ecuador



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

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.

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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 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

602 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

96 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Yesterday's appointment went great! I hardly waited at all, and Dr. Maldonado was very informational and helpful

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Maldonado is an awesome Doctor. Very detailed and caring.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I can not say enough about Dr Maldonado. Have never had a doctor who will explain things so the common person can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I'd like to Thank Dr. Maldonado and all his Staff at the Cleveland Clinic for their years of experience and dedication to the community. I'm a patient and not just a numbered chart, for which I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Maldonado is very friendly,professional and informative

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Very comfortable when th Dr Maldonado and his team thank tou

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Will trust Dr Maldonado with my life

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

I appreciate that Dr. Maldonado shows me my test results as he explains them to me, and then seeks my input as we agree to our next plan for follow-up.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

I highly recommend Dr. Maldonado.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr.M was extremely through in his explanation of the procedure, how effective Zephyr Valves are and how it varies from patient to patient.I have been a RN for 30+ years and have delt with many physicians over time and he was truly one of the most unhurried Doctors I have encountered. Would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is both knowledgeable and caring, and he explains things so that I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I was very pleased with Dr. Maldanado's care during my entire process. He explained things well and prescribed proper care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Maldonaldo is a very professional Dr with a wonderful bed side manner. I always feel my well being is in good hands. I trust his treatment plans.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is a GEM!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr Maldonado is very good he listened to what I have to say and explains everything he is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is wonderful. He is caring, compassionate, and most informative. He is making a difficult situation as easy has he can, and I really appreciate his kindness and knowledge.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Maldanado was extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly and I appreciate that he outlined a plan for me and was proactive about my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is exceptionally good and I always recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Moldinaldo has a great bedside manner, listens to his patients, and provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is the nicest doctor I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Diego is a great doctor that's wants the best for me

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Maldonado was outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Got in to see Dr. Maldonado on a timely manner. He was very clear explaining about the Bronchiectasis surgery. He took the time to show and explain the findings on my MRI images of my lungs. Everyone in the office was very friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Maldonado is the best pulmonologist I've ever been too!!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Madenaldo is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr Maldonado is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is tops -- he knows his stuff, but also has all the soft skills in caring for patients.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Maldanado is a great dr!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Maldonado has been my pulmonologist for 10 years. I feel he and I have a very good, honest, professional healthcare provider. Right from the start I have felt that he listens to me and remembers what is important to me.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Maldonado is one of my most favorite doctors ever! He is very knowledgeable, professional, and has a great manner.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Maldonado is just the best! So knowledgeable and caring. He's my favorite!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Maldonado was so kind, and efficient. he answered all my questions and gave me the best doctors for tests. He took his time with me and made me feel hopeful for my lung disease.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

DrMaldonado, is a superb md , knowledgeable in all aspects of respiratory care

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Maldonado and his staff were just delightful, thoughtful and concerned for my well-being. A cheerful place to work is evident,

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Maldonado answered my concerns and treated me with respect.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I had good experience when I see DR. Maldonado.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Maldonado was excellent in all aspects of my visit

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Maldonado is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

My experience with dr Maldonado was excellent. He explained in detail the results of my 3-part breathing test. He was patient with my questions. His office staff (nurse and front office) were very courteous. It would be comforting to patients if all doctor visits were conducted in this manner.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I switched to Dr Maldonado two years ago and I have been happy with his care and concern for the patient. He makes recommendations for additional care the patient can take to produce better quality life. He is patient and has a very pleasing personality

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is an EXCELLENT and EXCEPTIONAL pulmonologist! He's highly respected and recommended by many patients as well as doctors. He's bilingual which benefits many patients like my husband who had a stroke and lost his English and even some of his mother language. Dr. Maldonado takes the time to explain and show his the results of his condition and compares side by side explaining what's going on. He's a great doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Maldanado was very thorough and distinct in his describing my condition and future treatment options.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Maldonado very professional and respectful

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

I like Doctor Maldonado and Staff. Efficient, Friendly, and Caring.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is always very attentive to my pulmonary health. E saved my life by diagnosing and treating me for MRSA pneumonia several years ago. He has treated me to where, during this visit, I no longer need my Incruse. I now only have a ProAir inhaler for as needed use. He has treated my disease expertly and I will never change pulmonary specialists.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is always concerned, informed, professional, and kind. He is an excellent Doctor. You are lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr Maldonado is a wonderful doctor!! I have never had a problem there!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Maldinado is an excellent pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is outstanding

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Maldonado always explains everything so I understand and and is so caring. I really trust him.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Maldonado and his assistant are exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr.Maldonado is the best Pulmonologist in Indian River County!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is great!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

My experience has always been good with the hospital. Especially, with Dr Maldonado.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Maldonado saved me from lung disease

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is the best

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

This office is professional from A to Z!Dr. Maldonado is a caring and fabulous pulmonary doctor. He always checks previous visits and then decided what if any treatment options are appropriate. He is the epitome of what a physician should be!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is an excellent Pulmonologist. He explains my diagnosis clearly, gives me the options for treatment and calms my concerns about my condition. I feel very lucky to be a patient in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Great experience. Dr was well prepared for my visit and he will get to the bottom of my issue!!! I would recommend Dr Maldonado to everyone!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is the best and he always explains everything to me .

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

And I love Dr. Maldonado--I believe he saved my life.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Maldonado and his staff are great.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I love the way Dr Maldonado explains what's happening and always puts it in words I can understand. He is such a caring man. So pleased he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Malidnado , Is an excellent md informative and has great clinical experience.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Maldonado, is brilliant clinical expert, his expertise,cleared up a serious lung infection that had bee treated with out succes for months.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. M. Is my doctor and the best at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is very professional along with being very friendly, making me feel at ease from the moment we met.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr.MALDONALDO is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Maldonado Is the tops; First rate.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is an excellent doctor on whom I have the outmost confidence. He has been extremely attentive to my issues and I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Maldinado is very thorough and knowledgeable. He takes personal interest in treating his patients to the best care possible.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Maldonado and his staff were absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Had a great experience with Dr. Diego Maldonado and his office staff. Wish all other doctors in Indian River County were as accessible to reach.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Maldonado and will definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Maldonado is the best doctor I have encountered in the hospital

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Maldanado is one of the most compassionate physicians I have dealt with at CC. He is always professional yet is always interested in knowing how I am doing.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr,Maldonado has always been on top of my health problems and is tops in my book . He caught my cancer early on and I am now cancer free. Thank you Dr. Maldonado

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Maldonado impressed me years ago when he took care of my wife. That is why I chose him when I needed a pulmonologist. He listens to your problem and explains his treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

My experience in getting the care I needed by Dr Maldonado was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is an exceptional physician. He is very caring. Even when he is very busy, he always takes time to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Good experience, Dr. Maldonado took the time to explain my ongoing issues.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Maldonado is my favorite doctor because he listens to what I say. He also offers advice about how I can be proactive in treating my ailments.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr moldanodo is very good at what he does. I'm glad my life is in his hands. Staff very courteous

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Maldonado does a fantastic job Ive been a patient for many years 9+

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Maldonado bedside skills are excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr Maldonado is simply excellent. I regularly recommend him to others

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr maldonado is fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Excelent informative experience pleased as I am fortunate to have Dr. Maldonado as my physician

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Maldonado is an excellent pulmonologist. Ver thorough, very caring. Explains all thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Everyone at the office is always nice and courteous I just love Dr. Maldanado!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

If only more doctors could be like Dr. Maldonado! He was a great listener and an excellent teacher. He walked me through all of my history and images, and explained in layman's terms what was likely going on with me physically. Excellent experience.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

It was my first time at Dr. Maldonado's office & was very impressed with him & his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Very wonderful Dr. M

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Maldonado is one of the best doctors at Cleveland Clinic. He is smart, kind and caring and works to come up with a treatment plan for the best solution for the problem.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Maldonado is always exceptional!

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