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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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 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
View all 49 Specialties +


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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:

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

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

217 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Rahaghi and staff are the greatest. They are very efficient organized and compassionate. They are so positive and always greet me with a smile. I always feel safe in their hands. Thank you so much for taking such good care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Rahaghi is wonderful. Answers all questions and very through with all explanations. I love him. Also the female Dr with him was great as well

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Very considerate. Dr. Rahagi gives you his full attention.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Rahaghi is wonderful.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

first time there everyone was so care I love this place wish I had been here long ago the doctor and staff are really friendly and care

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Rahaghi is a caring physician who took the time and care to make sure to do what was necessary to improve my breathing ability. In the past, I have had physicians who were dismissive and treated me more as an annoyance than a patient. You can tell he really cares about people. You are lucky to have him working at CC.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

wonderful Dr is very concerned

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Gentle calming Dr who listened and cared

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Rahaghi is always concerned and cares about my input into my care. He makes it feel like we are a team instead of it's just him making the choices and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

dr rahaghi is the best and he takes time to put together the best plan for you

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Rahaghi Is more observant than any other doctors I have sought help from for my rare, perplexing health issues. Most other doctors have not listened when I described my symptoms, more than a few doctors got angry at me because they were not able to "fix it." Dr. R. has been interested and involved in my healthcare for the past 3-4 years. He has been great, tolerating my idiosyncrasies and explaining complex data.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

awesome Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Rahaghi is always so thorough and attentive to all of my concerns and needs. He is such a fine ambassador for the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

love this doctor, so professional

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

this DR. is the only reason why I have gotten back a wonderful quality of live that allows me to be self sufficient and able to function.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

All of my appointments with Dr Rahaghi have been beneficial. he and the staff are very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I had the upmost confidence in Dr. Rahaghi ability . The treatments were very easy and did not take a long time.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Rahaghi is that aspire to be if that's the profession you're in! He's the Tom Brady of doctors!!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

excellent experience excellent Doctor very happy

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

he's a great Doctor one of the best at Cleveland

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

I have Recommended Dr. Rahaghi to Those looking for a good pulmonary doctor

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Rahaghi is an excellent doctor and I trust all of his decisions and is very good with patient doctor relations

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The service at the Clinic was very worthwhile. The doctor answered questions and gave vital information to me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The provider was very good at his care he offered.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

the doctor was very pleasant which makes things easier for a patient very delighted.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

He is an exceptional Doctor. Very caring & explains everything so you can understand it.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Great visit with a new doctor who came highly recommended

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

he is an excellent Doctor, I would truly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

love my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Best Doctor ever! Dr. Rahagi is not only extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise, he has a friendly bedside manner to match. I look forward to my visits with him and his team knowing I will be receiving the best care possible for my pulmonary issues. He goes above and beyond. A Five Star specialist!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Absolutely no bad experiences. Dr. Rahaghi is THE best!!!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

dr rhanghi has an upbeat happy go lucky attitude, bit he spent literally 5 min maybe 10. I drove 45 min for visit and felt like it was no interest to him. I realize he has great credentials but needs to. spend more time.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

very good Doctor, made me feel better just talking with him.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Raghai shows empathy and allows my input. Of all the doctors I went to about my health problem, he was the only one that listened and was able to come up with the right diagnosis. I appreciate doctors like him that treat patients as if they were family. Been in the health field, my faith was lost because no one could help me and he restored my faith in my colleagues. He is very valuable to the health field, especially these days.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Rahaghi was wonderful as always. Answered our questions and was very professional as always.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Very positive interaction with the doctor, he is caring and demonstrated genuine interest in helping me with what was ailing me.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

The doctor explained to me in detail the use of a machine to control my breathing while I sleep.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

I recommend these doctors and this hospital all the time.

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