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

Health and Wellness Center, Vero Beach

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
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Long-Term Ventilator Care
  • Lung Biology
  • Lung Cancer
  • 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.

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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 as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

467 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

78 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Maldonado's "bedside manner" is so great. I feel as if he really cares about the patient. Shamika, an office worker whose job title is unknown to me, was extremely helpful. She went above and beyond to get an appointment scheduling snafu fixed. She is definitely an asset to Dr M's team and deserves to be recognized.Overall, I've had. Nothing but good experiences with this team

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

One of the best experiences I have had in recent times with a dr.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Maldonado has always been excellent !

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr M listened to my concerns re: meds and allowed me to try my home remedy for a few weeks b4 starting back on steroids. He didn't try to make light of my belief in some homeopathic possibilities.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr. Maldanado, he was so excellent in his concern, explanations, and plan of care for me as regards follow-up.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

They could teach Health First and The VA how health care is done.Doctor Maldonado in 1 visit found what was ailing me that 3 VA doctors couldn't find over 2 years.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr Maldonado is a great pulmonologist

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Great dr knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

He's a wonderful doctor, who I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022

Dr. Maldonado, is thorough in his examination and explanation of care necessary/conditions. He is kind and patient, and a wonderful human being!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Grateful for Dr.Maldonado.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

My experience was VERY pleasant! Dr Maldonado was thorough In reading my X-rays to me !

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr. Maldonado !

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Maldonado is a rare case of humanitarian doctor and great professional. He pays attention, answers your questions and cares about you.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr Maldonado was very involved in my visit. Our discussions were productive and appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Maldonado has always been on top of my unusual condition. He worked on finding the necessary treatment. Always had time to listen to my concerns. I would highly recommend this compassionate and through doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is a rare find! He is thorough, direct and patient with you and your questions. He takes the time to assure that you understand everything and all your concerns are addressed. Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

I have been with Dr. Maldonado for over 8 years and have never had a bad experience while In his care. He and staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Maldonado first did an excellent job in following up on previous or outstanding issues. Then he took all the necessary time to address any additional or new questions I had. Remarkably, I never felt hurried or rushed during the appointment as I seem to feel with some providers these days.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is ALWAYS very courteous, friendly, and communicative (a good listener and educator). He is an EXCELLENT doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr.Maldonado is a very good doctor and staff have been very efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Love Dr Maldonado and his staff. I wish I went to him years ago.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Maldonado always makes It very easy to understand the diagnosis and treatment options .He is always very concerned about his patients

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is exceptional. He spent a good deal of time discussing test results and his plan of care. I have been seeing Pulmonologists for 30 years and have complete confidence and trust in him.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Our recent appointment was very informative. He explained some questions my husband asked as he is my main caregiver. The dr was pleasant

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Grest experience Dr. Moldinado has a good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Maldonado is the best

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Doctor and nurse very good.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Doctor was thorough and gave me adequate time.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Is outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Maldinado has all the qualities of a 5 star doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Maldonado and I had an thorough conversation about my issues. He had a plan of action and we are proceeding forward. In my opinion there is no better doctor at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

He is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

He the doctor was pleasant and very informative I enjoyed the visit because it was informative

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Maldonado is always caring, concerned and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Maldonado listened to my life-concerns which could impact my current health situation. He is thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is very knowledgeable and very concerned about his patient's welfare.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I believe Dr. Maldonado is a wonderful, caring doctor

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

DR Maldonado was very helpful in explaining the C scan results and was patient and descriptive of what I was viewing. His process of explaining the pulmonary conditions gave me great confidnce in the conclusions and recommednations that the Dr prescribed.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Maldonado is a caring doctor who is very knowledgeable about my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Maldonado was very attentive and reassuring in addressing my concerns. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Both Dr. Maldonado and Dr. Velasquez are top quality, compassionate physicians. The care Alan has received from them has been wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Maldonado is excellent!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Doctor Maldonado and staff take their time and don't make you feel rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Doctor Maldonado answers all my questions and makes sure I understand and advises me as to what I need to do concerning my health. Always thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr Maldonado is an extremely caring and competent health care provider. Very compassionate toward his patients. He's definitely a very nice person.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Maldonado is truly a medical professional at the highest level.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr Muldanado was very thorough and kind

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

I sincerely believe Dr. Diego Maldonado is an exceptional physician. He listens to all concerns, and provides detailed explanation. I absolutely never feel rushed to get out of the office.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

I love Dr. Maldonado and have asked him to be the pulmonologist for my cousin, my friends....he's the best.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Maldonado's office was the best we've encountered at CCIR

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Maldonado is very caring, thorough and just really nice. He cares about you as a person.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Malfonado and his staff are amazing!!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I'm convinced Dr. Maldonado is a good, caring physician.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Maldonado was very helpful explaining why he wanted certain medications in the rotation and not others. Also explained in detail what the benefits are.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Maldanado and his staff are great!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Short wait, Dr Maldanado is the very best!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I felt Dr M was very thorough and took time with me

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr Maldonado was there for me in the hospital. This visit he was great at explaining post covid infection.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I was very pleased with my first visit with dr. Maldonado. He was Very thorough and answer all my questions and explain everything so that I could understand.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

He is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Maldonado is a very caring doctor. He listens and if you have a problem he will work it out. I have a lot of confidence in him and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Maldonado is a VERY RARE medical professional! There are not enough words to describe his combination of professionalism, medical expertise, kindness, caring, compassion, and interest he gives to his patients. We are very blessed to have our family to be his patients!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Moldonado is a caring and excellent doctor. I feel he saved my life.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr & staff were great.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Terrific conversation with the doctor. Staff was very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

The doctor and the staffs very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

My experience with Dr Maldonado and his office was excellent. His nurse was very friendly and efficient and DR. Maldonado took the time to answer all of my questions and I felt very satisfied with my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Muldonado is an extremely knowledgeable, kind, intelligent, professional and compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Maldonado is an EXCELLENT doctor. He is very professional and it is obvious he cares about his patient's health and providing the best guidance and decisions for their healthcare. I wish all doctors had his expertise and bedside manner. He is the BEST! I tell everyone to go to him.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I have every confidence in Dr. Maldonado. He explains all procedures and medications clearly and expertly.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Mantanado is an excellent provider. I would highly recommend him

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