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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

  • Clinical Trials
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • 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
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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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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

219 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Zisman is very kind and patient with me; I've not been the moat compliant patient yet he doesn't appear to judge me for that

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

He is so supportive and an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

2nd time meeting Dr. Zisman. First was a virtual visit. This time in person. I was impressed both times by his demeanor, interest in my issues and knowledge of treatments. Professional!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Zisman was just one of the nicest human being I have met in a long time.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

In two weeks my problem was solved.' thanks to Dr. Zisman

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Z is so personable! He explains everything!!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Zisman is an excellent doctor and individual. I greatly value his advise.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Very good experience with Dr Zisman he is a very caring and knowledgeable professional

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Zisman is one of the best Doctora I have had. He cares, listen and tries to resolve what is happening to me. Excelent as a Dr and as a person who cares!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Absolutely love Dr Zisman and his Entire Staff

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Dr Zisman was my doctor. I felt heard, understood and respected I emailed today to tell him my reactions to meds I was given. He responded quickly. I am truly impressed with the quality of care

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I glad I chose Dr Zisman

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Zisman is SO HELPFUL. Explains all and is very compassionate

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Rahaghi, upon embarking on his new assignment, passed my care to Dr Zisman. Dr Rahaghi was a best ever for me Dr Zisman has demonstrated an equally high level of competency and comma skill. Very satisfied with the "hand-off"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr.Zisman is a kind and caring Physician.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

And excellent followup by his staff on procedure and medication. Dr Zisman set up an appointment for me one week after I saw him first.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Both Dr Zismand and his Fellow, Dr Foster exceeded my expectations for a first visit. It was evident that time had been spent reading my records and l felt "heard."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Well done with first experience In absence of Dr Samuel Gurevich

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

You are lucky to have her on your staff

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Incredible physician. Great listener. Super smart + proactive. Feel fortunate to be able to recieve care from this expert.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Zisman was one of the most professional, compassionate, competent and attentive doctors I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Highest quality care. Dr.Zisman is a true asset to your hospital

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Love Dr Zisman and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Zisman is an excellent doctor who listens to the patient and works with them to come up with a treatment plan that works best for the patient. He is a very caring, kind and professional doctor who listens to the patient. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Difficulty getting prompt responses from Dr. Zisman and his staff

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

One of the most on time and understanding Doctors

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Excellent doctor and services

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Very kind and professional doctor

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Excellent! Dr. Z is always a wealth of information. He was able to answer my questions, as well as has gone above and beyond my expectations to help work through the issues associated with pre-approval for medications with my insurance.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Z has been wonderful. Admittedly, all the pulmonary issues and challenges I'm experiencing are out of my wheelhouse. Having Dr. Z at the helm to navigate through, assist and coach me back to health is a blessing for which I am grateful.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Excellent doctor and very high quality for a patient's life and needed amazing care highly recommend him

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Doctor Z is great

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

He listened attentively and answered all my questions. Not rushed at all! Dr Zisman was fantastic!

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.

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