Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine are medical specialties dealing with diseases of the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation.
The UF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our center has a team that includes clinicians, researchers, Respiratory Therapists, social workers, and other specialist to provide individualized quality care to CF patients.
Our clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with rare lung diseases, including alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) among others.
Our adult respiratory ECMO team provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients featuring expert clinicians from pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. In addition, our ECMO program is the only one in the state of Florida with the capability of transporting patients already on ECMO to our facility.
Established in 1994, our team has successfully performed more than 700 lung transplants. Our doctors are experts in innovative treatments such as in vivo lung perfusion (XVIVO), and our program has an average wait list time of three months compared to the state average of six months.
The UF Interstitial Lung Disease Program is made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists committed to delivering state-of-the art care. Our center is accredited by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), World Association for Sarcoidosis, and other Granulomatous diseases (WASOG), and Rare Lung Diseases foundations.
The UF Health Lung Cancer Center incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to cancer management to ensure individualized care to patients. The programs uses the latest technology and the majority of lung cancer surgeries done are done with minimally invasive approach (VATS and Robotics) with significant decrease in length of hospital stay.
UF Health offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of pulmonary hypertension. Our devoted team provides excellent patient care, and offers all FDA-approved pharmacotherapy for PH, including oral, inhaled and parenteral medications.
The UF Health Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Our board-certified physicians diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders. Patients must be referred by their physician to the Sleep Disorders Center. For more information, please call 352-265-5240 or visit the link below.
Our division engages in both interventional and observational studies. Each clinical trial has its own set of inclusion/exclusion criteria for recruitment.