Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi, French, Persian
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital

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 Function Testing - Abnormal Results
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest Sounds
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchitis
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chest - Chest Wall
  • 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 Polyangitis (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
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Fibrosis - Lung
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Vasculitis
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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 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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Univ. & Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pulmonary&Critical Care
New York, NY USA

Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

Medical Education - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Graduate School - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA

Undergraduate - University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA USA

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


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

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


  • 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

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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 9/10/2020, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Mallinckrodt, plc
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
  • Grifols, S.A.
  • Genentech, Inc

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

227 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Rahaghi's choice of treatment is exellent. I went from using a cane all the time,and planning to go to a nursing home, all of this is no longer necessary.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Care provider was personal I felt that care through the camera. I was comfortable sharing all concerns which was handled in a professional manor

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

At anytime face to face is always better. In the face of Covid 19 this was a great substitute for me. My doctor is alway a person who takes very good care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr is the best

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Rahaghi is an outstanding physician

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr is empathetic

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

dr Rahaghi is a great Dr and has been instrumental in my health

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the physician was well prepared for the visiy

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the very best experience you could possibly have with any doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Rahaghi is exceptionally knowledgeable AND a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

I've had 2 video visits with Dr. Rhahaghi. Both were good experiences.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Rahagni made my day, week, month and year during our visit. For the first time, I have found a doctor who is looking beyond and wants to help me and continue trying to get to the root of my health issues. No other doctor has gone further. I actually cried, happy tears for the first time in 5 years. I am looking forward to Dr. Rahagni's plan as to what is next. I can't say enough how happy he made me that day. I know that there are no promises or guarantees, but he is at least looking into other things. None of my other doctors have done that or even mentioned looking at this problem a different way.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

very courteous, Dr Rahagi, excellent in explaining & treatment was fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Rahagi was perfect!!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I was very impressed with the physician. He really look at me as a whole person and I felt like he truly understood my medical issues.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

I have always had a good relationship with Dr Rihaghi from our first visit. without him I would not be alive to take this sjurvey.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr Rahaghi is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I am very satisfied with Dr. Rahaghi and his team

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. R is one of the most thorough doctors I have ever seen. I feel like I'm getting answers for for the first time ever. He takes me seriously and listens and thinks outside the box. I have recommended him to a friend and told her that he is absolutely worth the drive (we both live about an hour away)

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Excellent service by Dr. Rahaghi. Starlette'sprofessionalism and communication was stellar.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

was very pleased with how thorough Dr Franck and his team were with my wife and me . we are new patients and were very impressed with their professionalism.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr is five star

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

wait time to see doctor was very long, not able to get in touch with nurse in a timely manner was a bit frustrating

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

the doctor is very busy

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Rahagni has a plan of action for my care, which is something no other doctor came up with. I am optimistic about the plan we talked about and hoping for a good result after my course of treatment. He's a very good doctor, in my opinion, I was extremely nervous but he put my mind at ease, where my other doctors did nothing nor did they put my mind at ease, Dr. Rahagni at least came up with a plan to treat my lung issue. No other doctor that I have seen for my issue had any plans to do anything but to wait. I look forward to working with doctor Rahagni and with the course of treatment. I have to say that I left with a more positive outlook on life. Walking in, I had no expectations or at least very little, that's only based on my experiences since July 2, 2019 working with my Pulmonary doctor at physicians. He actually referred to Doctor Rahagni. I am glad I went and looking forward to seeing him in April.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I am very satisfied Dr. Rhajghi explains everything to me so that I understand which makes it easy to come for my appointments

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Rahaghi has earned my trust and respect as an insightful physician. I saw dozens of doctors prior to finding him, all of whom missed very important symptoms, ignored what I told them or confidence. He actually listens to my concerns and addresses them in an insightful manner. I travel four hours each direction to see Dr. Rahaghi, but am happy to do so because of the trust U have for Dr. Rahaghis medical advice.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

dr rahaghi is the best around, genuinely cares for me as a patient and as a personI'm thankful I ended up in his care

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr takes his time to answer questions and explain his concerns. His sense of humor is helpful too

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019


Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Ragahi is great all the time!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I use the mychart often to communicate with Dr. Rahaghi's office and have always gotten a response to from Dr. Rahaghi's nurse Starlet who will in turn address issue with Dr. Rahaghi and get right back to me with instructions or appointment. Dr. Rahaghi and his staff are very professional, helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Always recommend Dr. Rahaghi and Cleveland Clinic because the care is awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

*Dr. Obzut was amazing & I appreciate being in his care.

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