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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, French, Persian
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Radiation for Pneumonitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulmonary Medicine
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchitis
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Chylothorax
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Cough
  • Diaphragm Disorders
  • Drug Reactions to the Lungs
  • Emphysema
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • High Blood Pressure in the Lungs
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Nodules
  • Palpitations
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleuritis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Testing - Abnormal Results
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Vasculitis
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Biography

About Franck Rahaghi, MD

Franck Rahaghi, MD, MH, FCCP, is Chair of Quality at Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital and Clinic. He has also been Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department since 2003.

In 2003, Dr. Rahaghi became Staff Attending in Pulmonary Critical Care as well as Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Florida. In 2005, he became Head of the Pulmonary Education and Rehabilitation Department as well as a member of the Internal Review Board, responsible for correct conduct of research and clinical trials at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In the following year, he was named Director of Quality and Outcomes Development in the Division of Medicine.

Formerly, Dr. Rahaghi was a Fellow in Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City (1999-2003). He was also an Instructor in genetic medicine at the Cornell University Weill School of Medicine (2001-2003) and assisted in the design and implementation of clinical trials at Cornell (Activated Protein C and  IFN gamma-1b) (2000-2003).

In 1999, he was a Visiting Associate Physician at Rockefeller University Hospital, New York, N.Y. He participated in the Categorical Internal Medicine Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1997-1999. From 1996-1997, he participated in the Categorical Internal Medicine Program.at the University of Minnesota, Minn. In 2000, he became a Hospitalist at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego. The following year, he was a Visitor at the University of California-San Diego Interventional Pulmonology Department/Pulmonary Hypertension.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Additional Training

  • 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

Professional Highlights

  • 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

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

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

Memberships

  • 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

Research & Publications

See publications for Franck Rahaghi, MD.

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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 1/18/2023, Dr. Rahaghi 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. Rahaghi 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:

  • Mallinckrodt, plc
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  • Ani Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Boehringer Ingelheim

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

104 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. Rahaghi is an excellent doctor. He explained and answered every question and every concern regarding my diagnosis ! He is a dedicated and caring physician . Top of the Line!!!!

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Always fantastic. Dr is willing to see you no matter what and makes time for his patients

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Rahaghi is phenomenal, really should teach other Drs there how to treat and care for their patients

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Visit went very well . Doctor is always helpful and informative. I'm grateful to have him as my pulmonary doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr Rahaghi great doctor. Not a problem to ask him Qs & opinions

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Rahaghi is awesome! I've been going to him for 10 years. Would recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Rahaghi always thoroughly explains my test results, answers all my questions and discusses plan going forward, I never feel rushed at my appointments, he genuinely cares.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Rahaghi is always a pleasure to visit. Very kind, clear and respectful!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Doctor wanted to see me back in February but could only get a March appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

He is very hard to get an appointment. He is a very good doctor but he is only there one or two days.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Dr Ragaghi has a very tight schedule but I gladly wait to see him

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Rahaghi is the best!! He's been my doctor for nine years. Wouldn't go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Rahaghi is an exceptional professional in his field. I trust him completely with the care he has provided me.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

My experience with Dr Rahaghi was outstanding and my only regret is that I won't have the opportunity to be his patient in the future

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The meeting with Doctor Franck Rahaghi went very well. I understood everything he said, and it was everything fine.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Rahaghi took my situation very seriously and has been the only doctor giving me any hope to feel better. He ihas recommended further testing.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Rahaghi was open and personable, took his time in explaining my test result And sought my feedback. I I'll miss him terribly as he persues other career options.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Rahaghi possesses excellent bed side manners.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Rahaghi has been my Pulmonologist since 2018. I have great confidence in him.I had Pulmonary function tests on 6/8. The person who did the tests was helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

The doctor was excellent. He was compassionate and knowledgeable about my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Rahagi is amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Rhahaghi is a marvelous Doctor! Always so sensitive an with concern for the patients well being!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Rahaghi is one of the best doctors I have ever had!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr.Rahagi has patience and excellent bedside manners. I really feel comfortable and would recommend him highly.

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