Ali Ataya, MD

Ali Ataya, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Program Director, Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Program Director, Select Specialty Hospital – Gainesville

UF Health Pulmonary – Medical Specialties – Medical Plaza

TEL: 352-273-8737

MDThe Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medicine
ResidencyThe Cleveland Clinic, OHInternal Medicine
FellowshipUniversity of FloridaPulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Rare Lung Disorders

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Professional Societies:

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Honors and Awards:

  • College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award 2019
  • College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award 2018
  • Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award 2018
  • Department of Medicine Exemplary Mentor Award 2018 


  • Riley L, Wang T, Ataya A. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 15;200(8):P16-P17
  • Riley L, Ataya A. Clinical approach and review of causes of a chylothorax. Respir Med. 2019;157:7-13
  • Riley L, Brantly M, Ataya A. A Woman with Dyspnea and Bronchiectasis. JAMA. 2019 Jul 5 [online first]
  • Ataya A, Riley L, Brantly M. Serum VEGF-D levels in cystic lung disease. JAMA. 2019;321(4):401–402
  • Riley L, Alnuaimat H, Ataya A. ​Elevated pulmonary pressures. Get with the right group: A teaching moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Oct 1;178(10):1414-1415.​
  • Ataya A, Brantly M, Riley Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug 15;198(4):P7-P8.​