Treatment & Services
- Acute radiation for pneumonitis
- Chest X-Ray
- Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Pulmonary clearance for surgery
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pulmonary Function Testing - Abnormal Results
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Chest Sounds
- Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
- Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Arterial Blood Gases
- Breathing Complaints
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Chest - Chest Wall
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome
- Collagen Vascular Disease
- Diaphragm Disorders
- Drug Reactions to the Lungs
- Goodpasture Syndrome
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- High Blood Pressure in the Lungs
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Lung Abscess
- Lung Nodules
- Pleural Effusion
- Pleural Thickening
- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
- Pulmonary Disease
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Heart Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Insufficiency
- Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
- Shortness Of Breath
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Univ. & Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Minneapolis, MN USA
Medical School - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
Graduate - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA
Undergraduate - University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA USA
- Enhancing Team Effectiveness, professional development program for health professions faculty, jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and Harvard Medical School
- Cleveland Clinic Leadership Course, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
- Advanced Training in Quality, American College of Executive Physicians
- Expert in pulmonary hypertension, serving South Florida (Broward and Palm Beaches)
- Head of the first comprehensive Pulmonary Education Department
- Chair of Quality in Cleveland Clinic Florida, advancing outcome-based improvements in quality
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
- Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
pulmonary hypertension, Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency/COPD, interstitial lung diseases, including: collagen vascular diseases (Scleroderma) and pulmonary fibrosis, Sarcoidosis, critical care
Awards & Honors
- Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic, for innovation in medical technology, 2005-2007
- Leadership Certificate, Cleveland Clinic (promising future leaders at Cleveland Clinic), 2006
- Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 2005
- Cornell Award for Best Fellow Research, 2004
Innovations & Patents
Convertible dual-lumen endotracheal tube: U.S. Patent Pending, 2005
- College of Chest Physicians
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Pulmonary Hypertension Association/Research
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Executive Physicians,Vanguard Member
Research & Publications
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Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rahaghi receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Mallinckrodt, plc
- Grifols, S.A.
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
- Shire plc
- United Therapeutics Corporation
- Genentech, Inc
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177 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018
very informative and polite
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018
doesn't make you wait forever
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017
I found Dr Rahaghi to be very professional and yet "down to earth. He was easy to talk to and showed genuine concern in helping to resolve my ongoing issues.
Reviewed on May 18, 2017
excellent experience. Very detailed instructions about the medication I would be taking and followup
Reviewed on May 17, 2017
I tried to talk to Dr. Rahaghi about some side effects I'm having that may be related to the medication he had me on. He was not interested in discussing these side effects and was irritated that I was possibly second guessing his decision to put me on the medication. Very condescending!!
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