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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


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 - 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

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 1/8/2022, 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:

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

199 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Rahagai was wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Raghai for several years and have been very happy with him. He is very easy to speak with and if I have any questions he answers so I understand.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

I have recommended this physician many times for treatment of sarcoidosis. He is kind, informative, knowlegable, he listens, he is not an alarmist and doesn't try and throw medication at everything just because he has a prescription pad.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

The doctor gave excellent explanations of all my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Excellent doctor Raghashi

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Always caring and can engage effectively. Calm and at ease with knowledge-full demeanor resulting in excellent communications between patient and physician.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Exceptional from the parking lot to the check in desk thru the Dr visit

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Love Dr. Rahaghi - he's the best!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

The good doctor matched my seriousness of the situation and I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Excellent Doctor and very human explaining medical stuff so that I could understand and relax waiting for Bronchoscopy

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

It was an excellent visit with Dr Rahaghi. He was very thorough and and information of my health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi was very good at multitasking - asking questions, listening, assessing, typing info to the computer and sending his report to other doctors involved in my treatment. His treatment assessment was very comforting to me as it reduced my stress a bit.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Really appreciated the chance to chat with Dr. Rahaghi in this manner.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi is both a marvelous physician as well as an excellent communicator. He very sensitively and thoroughly went over my health condition.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr Rahaghi is always attentive to my emails and questions- as is his staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

My doctor is very caring and seem very concerned when it comes to my health.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Your staff is wonderful. They do their very best to help schedule appointments, find appropriate doctors, etc and are always pleasant

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Ravaging is incredible. I'd recommend him without hesitation.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi is very very good. He is just spread way too far.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi was delightful. Answered all my questions and concerns. Friendly ,courteous, intelligent with an ability to make me feel comfortable with my concerns regarding my prognosis .

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Rhajghi is the best doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr Rahaghi is first class in all respects

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Very courteous and kind care provider

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Rahaghi Is very professional as well as caring. He's one of my favorites and I trust his recommendations and expertise! His Nurse is very compassionate and helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Excellent and professional service from Starlett and Dr. Rahaghi.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi is an superb physician.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Never had any complaints with Dr. Rahagi or his staff. Scarlett is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Rahaghi is awesome. He's been my doctor since 2014. He works so hard for me & his patients. I think he deserves a much- needed vacation!

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