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Chief's Welcome

Welcome to the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine division of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida and USF Health. Our division provides comprehensive subspecialty services and compassionate care for patients with critical illness, thoracic diseases and sleep-related disorders. As leaders in our field, we are deeply engaged in teaching the next generation of physicians, and we perform innovative research to advance our understanding of disease and to promote health.

I could not be more proud of this division and the faculty, research associates, and staff members who deliver excellence to patients through our clinical, educational, and research programs every day. 

Jose Herazo-Maya
Associate Professor of Medicine and Division Chief
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Director of the Ubben Center and Laboratory for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of patients with critical illness, disorders of the chest, lungs and airways, and disorders of sleep, through extraordinary and personalized patient care, world-class education, and innovative research.

Educational Activities

Research Programs

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

If you are a patient or need to schedule an appointment with USF Health Pulmonary Medicine, please visit our Pulmonary Medicine clinical site.