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UF Health Shands Hospital Recognized for Pulmonary Care

We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the nation’s and region’s top hospitals for pulmonary care by U.S. News & World Report.   We were also ranked as a high performing hospital for COPD care.

Pulmonary Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Thanks to all who participated in this years Pulmonary Medicine Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The event was a huge success and resulted in a 7-way tie for 1st place!…

Dr. Juan Salgado Named Director of Pulmonary Transplant

Juan Salgado, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of medicine, has been named director of the section of pulmonary transplantation and as the medical director of the lung transplantation service. Salgado, who previously served as interim director for both programs, received his medical degree from the Universidad del…

It’s Never Too Late to QUIT!!

It’s never too late to kick a bad habit, and smoking is no exception. Cigarette smoke contains toxic and cancer-causing chemicals that can lead to many serious diseases and conditions, such as cancer, stroke, high blood pressure and infertility. UF smoking cessation specialist Gillian Eagle, R.N., C.D.E., said quitting enhances…

Bronchial Thermoplasty: New Treatment for Severe Persistent Asthma

Dr. Michael A. Jantz, an associate professor of medicine and director of interventional pulmonology, now offers adult patients a minimally invasive non-drug bronchosopic procedure for severe persistent asthma that is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists. The Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System (the “Alair® System”) delivers thermal energy…