Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Basic & Clinical Research

Research

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is dedicated to healthcare advances through scientific research, in addition to clinical research. The research conducted is of compassionate care for patients with critical illness, thoracic diseases and sleep-related disorders. Through clinical research faculty, research associates, and staff can exemplify years of dedicated time and experiences to progress medicine with patients who meet the needs of the division’s specialties.

The Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is Dr. Gaetane Michaud, who has an extensive background in Interventional Pulmonary medicine and has advanced the divisions fellowships in Interventional Pulmonology and Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation.

The Associate Chief, Dr. Jose D. Herazo-Maya who is highly trained in functional genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics pioneered the application of precision medicine to identify molecular predictors of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and COVID-19 mortality.

Tampa General Hospital + USF Health

Tampa General Hospital is the best hospital of the Tampa Bay region and is a leading academic medical center that is ranked among the top centers nationally. The Department performs basic and translational scientific research, as well as clinical research.

The basic and translational research includes:

  1. Structure and mechanism of molecular predictors of IPF and COVID-19 mortality – Principal Investigator: Dr. Jose D. Herazo-Maya  
  2. Structural, genetic, and functional determinants of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) relevant to biological function in lung and heart – Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Liggett

Our department is currently enrolling patients in numerous clinical trials, including for patients with interstitial lung disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and nontuberculous mycobacteria. To see if you might qualify for one of these studies, we encourage you to contact our clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.  

To schedule a patient appointment call (813) 821-8033.