UF Health performed Florida-record 70 lung transplants in 2018, maintaining excellent patient outcomes

  Edward Henry Jr., his lungs scarred by an incurable disease, thought it was a death sentence when he was told that he was too old to undergo lung transplant […]


2018 Lung Transplant Summary

2018 Lung Transplant Program Review The UF Health Lung Transplant program finished calendar year 2018 with its most successful year in history.  While maintaining quality outcomes above the national average […]


Welcome Incoming 2019 Fellows!

  Please join our team in welcoming our 2019 incoming Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Fellows!   Pulmonary/Critical Care Ryan Hyde, DO Medical School- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency- […]


DOM Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Provider Awards- Dr. Berry and Dr. Ryals

In our most recent Press Ganey patient satisfaction results, over 70 UF Health physicians scored in the top decile for patient satisfaction compared to peers nationwide. This is a huge […]

Ali Ataya, MD

Dr. Ataya featured on CBS4: Rare lung disease designation

“Assistant Professor of Medicine Ali Ataya, one of the clinic leaders said this disease most commonly affects women of ‘childbearing’ age. The rare disease LAM stands for lymphangioleiomyomatosis. “   […]

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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is dedicated to patient care, education, and research through excellence in healthcare delivery and innovations in biomedical research. The division is strongly committed to providing superior medical education for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine fellows, internal medicine residents, and medical students. Several faculty members in the division have received teaching awards from the College of Medicine.

The division will achieve its mission through a commitment to following core objectives:

  • The division will provide state of the art management of patients
  • The division will train and educate physicians to the highest academic standards in all aspects of the subspecialty
  • The division will engage in clinical, basic science, and translational research that improves patient care and increases research funding from national agencies
  • The division will recognize the unique medical needs of the people of Florida in our subspecialty and manage those needs

Edward Henry Jr., his lungs scarred by an incurable disease, thought it was a death sentence when he was told that he was too old to undergo lung transplant surgery.


Conference Schedule


Thoracic Tumor Board-M449

From 7:30am until 8:30am


CC Didactic w/ CCM group-

From 12:00pm until 1:00pm


Pulmonary Business Meeting-M449

From 5:30pm until 6:30pm


Pulmonary Grand Rounds

From 12:00pm until 1:00pm


Alpha 1 Lab Meeting-M449

From 8:30am until 10:00am

News & Events


UF Health earns accreditation as clinic site to treat rare lung disease

Published: Sep 25, 2018 By: Kacey Finch Category: University of Florida, UF Health, College of Medicine https://mycbs4.com/news/local/uf-health-now-a-clinic-to-treat-rare-lung-disease The University of Florida College of Medicine’s division of pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine was recently […]


Jerry’s damaged lungs kept him from living his active lifestyle.

Learn how UF Health problem-solvers in transplant worked together to help Jerry breathe easier. “My experience at UF Health gave me life. As long as I can wake up, I […]


Lung patients expected to see benefits as UF Health ramps up specialty intensive care unit

Published: Jul 25, 2018  By: Doug Bennett Category: University of Florida, UF Health, College of Medicine Tiago Machucha, M.D., left, and Andres Pelaez, M.D., say having a multidisciplinary team available […]

UF Health Recognized for Nursing Excellence

UF Health Recognized for Nursing Excellence

The ANCC announced today that UF Health was recognized for Nursing excellence and awarded Magnet destination. This is an extreme honor not only for our nursing staff but all the […]

Jorge Lascano, MD

Drug for cystic fibrosis patients associated with higher hospitalization risk

In looking at the medical history of 114 patients seen in the UF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center during 2016, the study found patients using PPIs long term were more often […]