Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Jose D. Herazo-Maya, MD
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of the Ubben Center and Laboratory for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
Dr. Herazo-Maya received his Medicine degree from the University of Cartagena School of Medicine in Colombia. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Universities of Pittsburgh and Yale. Throughout his residency and fellowship, he trained in functional genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics working under the mentorship of Dr. Naftali Kaminski. Dr. Herazo-Maya pioneered the application of precision medicine to identify molecular predictors of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and COVID-19 mortality. He joined the University of South Florida in 2021 as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine to establish the Ubben Program and Laboratory for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, with the goal of discovering and translating novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis. He enjoys sports, fishing, and spending time with his family.
W. Dwight Miller, MD MS
Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Miller completed his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2012 at the University of Virginia. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2015 at UCLA and subsequently worked for 2 years as a Hospitalist. He completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2021 at the University of Chicago, and also completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical Informatics in 2021 at the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, he was supported for 2 years by a T32 NIH grant, which he used to study the association between the SOFA score and mortality among critically ill Black and White patients. He also worked in the laboratory of John Alverdy, where he studied the association of the intestinal and pulmonary microbiota with diet and outcomes from sepsis. He joined the faculty of USF in 2021, where he was an Assistant Program Director prior to assuming the role of Program Director in July of 2023. He was attracted to USF by the collegiality among the faculty, the support for Junior Faculty members, and Tampa’s seaside lifestyle. He enjoys traveling, attending live music events with his husband, Luiz, and the delicious Tampa restaurant scene.
Adam Schwartz, MD
Assistant Program Director for Simulation, Ultrasound, and Wellness
Interim Associate Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Schwartz completed his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2015 at the University of South Florida. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2018 and his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care in 2021, both at the University of North Carolina. At the University of North Carolina, he served as Chief Fellow and developed an innovative point of care ultrasound curriculum for the fellows and attendings in Critical Care. He is board-certified by the national board of echocardiography. He returned to the University of South Florida as faculty in 2021. He was drawn to USF by the complex pathology of the patient population, as well as the institutional commitment to medical education and to providing exceptional care to the Tampa Bay community. In his free time, he enjoys boating in Tampa Bay, photography, cycling, and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and playing with his two sons, Jacob and Alexander.
Karel Calero, MD
Assistant Program Director for VA Site
Dr. Calero completed a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in 2007. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami in 2010. He completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine at the University of South Florida in 2015. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He loves the patient population at USF and the ability to participate in innovative device trials in both pulmonary and sleep medicine. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cycling and running.
Jennifer Cox, MD
Dr. Cox completed her Doctor of Medicine at St. George‘s University School of Medicine in 1999. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2003. She remained at the University of Texas as an Assistant Professor for another year before coming to the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she completed her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care in 2007. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She loves the different clinical sites for training at USF which ensure our graduates are ready for any type of practice. Her focus has been on medical student, resident and fellow education. She enjoys watching Carolina Panthers football, cooking and baking for friends, and playing with her dog Maverick in her free time.
Muhammad Raheel Qureshi, MD
Assistant Fellowship Program Director, Site Director for Tampa General Hospital Site
Dr. Qureshi completed his MBBS at Ziauddin Medical University of Karachi, Pakistan in 2005. He completed a Cardiac Surgery ICU fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston Massachusetts in 2015. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at MedStar Union Memorial and Good Samaritan hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metro area from 2015 - 2018. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of South Florida in 2021. He completed an Instructorship in Lung Transplant in 2022. He is now the Associate Director for the Tampa General Hospital ECMO program, and the Associate Director for the Lung Transplant Program at Tampa General Hospital. He joined the fellowship leadership team in 2023 as an Assistant Program Director and Site Director of the Tampa General Hospital site. He enjoys cricket, good food, and above all good movies.
Valerie started with USF Health in July 2019. She loves the people and atmosphere at USF and enjoys the beaches in the Tampa Bay area!
Sr. Medical Education Program Specialist
Ashley is a USF Alumni (2018) and started with USF in June of 2019.