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Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS


Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS

Appointed: 2010

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Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M2-141
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Francisco Aécio Almeida, MD, MS
Department: Critical Care Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M2-141
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

Director: Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Interventional Pulmonology
Houston, TX USA
Graduate - Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA
Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Walter Cantidio University Hospital Federal University of Ceara
Internal Medicine
Medical School - Federal University of Ceara School of Medicine
Ceara Brazil


  • Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Benign and malignant central airway diseases, carcinoid syndrome, endobronchial manifestations of systemic diseases, lung abscess, lung cancer, lung nodules, pleural effusion, tracheoesophageal fistula, tracheomalacia

Awards & Honors

Teacher of the Year 2011 - Awarded by the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Best Doctors 2015, 2016, Cleveland Magazine

Additional Training

Interventional Bronchoscopic Procedures training, Thoracic Endoscopy Unit of the Sainte Marguerite University Hospital, Marseille, France

Interventional Pulmonology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Chief Medical Resident, Albert Einstein Medical Center/Frankford Hospitals-Torresdale, Philadelphia, PA


American College of Physicians

American College of Chest Physicians

American Thoracic Society

American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

World Association for Bronchology

Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Screening and Testing
  • Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/7/2016, Dr. Almeida has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese