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Grateful Patient Series: Dr. Gaetane Michaud with Noah and Lesli Schwartz

Noah Schwartz began experiencing a heavy cough in April 2021. Within days, physicians diagnosed the 24-year-old from Jupiter, Fla., with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that invades the body’s lymph nodes, which are part of the immune system.

USF Health at the Forefront of Care and Medical Research

USF Health’s team of pulmonary and critical care specialists provide personalized treatment to critically ill patients with disorders of the chest, lungs, and airways. Our pulmonary consultation services ensure patients with critical illness or thoracic diseases receive comprehensive and timely evaluations of a wide variety of pulmonary symptoms, radiographic abnormalities and respiratory diseases. Through clinical trials and innovative research, we continue to advance our understanding of these disorders to improve your care. 

Many breathing problems cause disruptions in sleep. USF Health also offers expertise in sleep disorders and a dedicated Sleep Disorders Center. 

What we Treat

Our comprehensive services for lung and breathing-related conditions include:

  • Medical ICU care
  • In-patient pulmonary consultation
  • Out-patient pulmonary consultation (including urgent visits)
  • Supervision of pulmonary rehabilitation services
  • Pulmonary function laboratory testing and interpretation
  • Interventional pulmonary procedures
  • Sleep Center
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Center
  • Thoracic oncology program

Clinical Programs

  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI)
  • Non-cystic fibrosis Bronchiectasis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Interventional Pulmonology, including both airway and pleural procedures
  • Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Lung Transplant

Tampa General Hospital and USF Health work together as a multidisciplinary team, and take a multi-specialty approach to transplant surgery.  We are an academic-affiliated lung transplant program that builds upon the solid foundation laid by Tampa General Hospital’s lung transplant team to create what could be Florida’s first center for advanced lung disease.

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To make an appointment with Pulmonary Critical Care, please call (813) 821-8033

Physician referral phone line: (813) 821-8057

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USF Health, Tampa General pulmonary program joins prestigious global organizations

“Our goal is to bring world-class innovative pulmonary care to the Tampa Bay region and beyond and provide our team with the ability to collaborate with research and make an impact in improving the outcomes and care of patients with sarcoidosis,’’ says Dr. Debabrata Bandyopadhyay in a press release.

Click here to view the article. 

USF Health, TGH teams train on ECMO

Faculty and clinical staff from both USF Health and Tampa General Hospital learned the nuances and best practices of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) at a special course held on the TGH campus last month. The recent ECMO course provided the newest information associated with the life-saving procedure and was led by Kapil Patel, MD, associate professor and director of the USF Health Center for Advanced Lung Disease in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and director of the TGH Lung Transplant Program.

Read more about the recent ECMO course here.