Comprehensive Interview Kit 
Live online training workshop for medical residency and fellowship interviews

September 29, 2018, 10:00am-4:30pm

Meet Your Presenters

Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP
Chairman of Pulmonary Department
Cleveland Clinic Florida


Dr. Rahaghi has been interviewing internal medicine residents and pulmonary and critical care fellows for years and has been sitting on candidate selection committees for the aforementioned specialties.


Dr. Rahaghi graduated from the University of California San Diego Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biomedical engineering. He subsequently attended the University of California San Francisco where he obtained his doctorate in medicine. He also concurrently attended University of California Berkeley to obtain a degree in public health and health administration. Dr. Rahaghi completed his internship at the University of Minnesota and in his medical residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Weil-Cornell campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the Chairman of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rahaghi was named the Scholar physician of the year at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2012. He holds the positions of Director of Advance Lung Disease Program/ Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic and the Director of the Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Resources Center.

Joan St. Onge, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor Clinical Medicine
University of Miami


Dr. Joan St. Onge is a graduate of Catholic University and Georgetown School of Medicine. After graduating from the School of Medicine, Dr. St. Onge pursued Internal Medicine residency training at Georgetown, followed by a chief residency year. Her clinical focus has focused on the care of complex adult patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, hypertension management, and women’s health.


Dr. St. Onge’s academic focus has been on medical education in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has served as ambulatory education director for internal medicine residents, Associate Program Director of the Georgetown University Transitional Residency Program, Associate Program Director and Program Director in the Georgetown University Internal Medicine Residency Program, and as the Program Director at George Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has many years of experience in interviewing candidates and has guided many medical learners in their careers.

Kfir Ben-David, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman of Surgery
General Surgery Program Director
Surgical Residency Program Director
Chief of Gastroesophageal Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center


Dr. Kfir Ben-David is Mount Sinai’s vice chair of the Department of Surgery and the program director for the general surgery residency. He is also the chief of the Gastroesophageal Surgery Division. An expert in gastrointestinal surgery, Dr. Ben-David specializes in the minimally invasive surgery. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Ben-David is an active researcher in the area of gastrointestinal surgery, esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and bariatric care. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a co-investigator on an RO1 research grant, the original grant issued by the NIH. Dr. Ben-David earned his medical degree in 2001 at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Surgery, where he was also chief resident. Dr. Ben-David also completed an advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery fellowship in 2007 at Duke University in North Carolina.

Anas Hadeh, MD, FCCP
Fellowship Director in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Cleveland Clinic Florida


Dr. Hadeh is the director of the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic. He obtained his medical degree from Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine. He was an intern at MCP Hahnemann University School of medicine and attended residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He helped establish the pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and has been interviewing and ranking applicants for both his program and the internal medicine residency program at the Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD
Instructor at Harvard Medical School


Dr. Rahaghi Received his B.S in Physics and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego where his research focused on quantitative methods in imaging and signal processing. He completed his M.D. at UCSD, residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital, and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Harvard Combined MGH/BWH/BI Fellowship. He is currently an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Faculty at Harvard School of Medicine. His clinical work focuses on pulmonary vascular disease. His academic research is focused on feature extraction and population modeling of data from large imaging data sets. These efforts seek to leverage population based markers derived from imaging as a tool for understanding of pathophysiology, non-invasive monitoring of disease and design of treatments to personalize approaches for treatment of pulmonary vascular disease.

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