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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Clinical Trials
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Diffuse Cystic Lung Disease
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Lung Disease
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
View all 20 Specialties +


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About David Zisman, MD

Dr. David Zisman is a board certified, fellowship-trained pulmonary critical care specialist with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Zisman earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Zisman moved to the United States to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas in Houston and his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Afterwards, he obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

He founded and directed the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program at the University of Pennsylvania and later directed the clinical and research operations at the UCLA ILD program. He is a well-known expert in diagnosing and treating ILDs including pulmonary fibrosis, connective tissue disease associated ILDs (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis-ILD, scleroderma-ILD, myositis-ILD, and others), vasculitis lung disease and sarcoidosis. He has authored several high-impact scientific publications as well as book chapters. He is a national and international lecturer on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other ILDs. 

In addition to providing patient care, Dr. Zisman is also an active member to various medical associations such as the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians. He’s bilingual, and speaks Spanish and English. This gives him an advantage of connecting with people in a personal way. He is thrilled to have settled in the Weston area where he spends his free time with his wife and three daughters. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Master of Science in Clinical Research
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - University of Michigan
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Texas at Houston
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - Universidad Central de Venezuela
college and medical school integrated
Caracas, Venezuela


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
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 1/13/2023, Dr. Zisman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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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* 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

121 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Zisman was extremely professional and kindVery pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Zisman is a very compassionate and caring physician

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Zisman is punctual. That's a huge feat at Cleveland Clinic. Total respect for patients, their time and caregivers who have to meet these appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Zisman takes time and listens. He is one of the best doctors we have dealt with over the years at Cleveland Clinic. Top notch all of the way.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. Zisman showed concern for my problems.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Zisman was amazing, would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. D Visman bedside manners are top notch!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Zisman was kind, courteous, great listener and very attentive to detail.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Assistant and doctor very professional

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr Zisman. His level of empathy, concern and interest was discernible, his thoroughness in asking questions, relating his observations and plan for care was very welcome.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The whole experience was wonderful and I would recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr Kizman to my Family and friends.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Excellent doctor, caring and really concern

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Excellent experience. All personnel and the doctor demonstrated care, consern and professionalism to my needs ko

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Drs. David Pendlebury and Dr. Daniela, like Dr. David Zisman, were comprehensive, attentive, and above all very trained.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Zisman was very professional, caring, gentle and knowledgeable.I'm more than thankful and satisfied with him.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr zisman was very professional and helpful I'm very happy to have met him.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Very caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

I am very satisfied with dr Zisman visit. He is very polite and listen attentively to his patient. He was taking time to check my condition and also to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

All staff was excellent Doctor was very informative and understanding. Explained everything perfectly.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

The nurse was excellent and the Dr.was Outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Zisman is a very super Dr. He's very knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Z, awesome

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Zisman was wonderful answered allMy questions

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