Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Mark Rumbak

Mark Rumbak, MD

Contact Info 2 tamap General Circle
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: mrumbak@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 259-0619

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  • MB BCH, Medicine/Surgery, Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, 1978

Academic Philosophy

"To build a cohesive and happy Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division. To increase the research aspect dramatically"


  • American College of Physicians (Fellow, 2012 - Present)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow, 2012 - Present)
  • American Thoracic Society (Member, 2012 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Kanagarajah P, Ciment LM, Ciment AJ, Clum SR, Rumbak MJ. Metastatic Endobronchial Ameloblastoma. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28169911
  • Chudow M, Carter M, Rumbak M. Pharmacological Treatments for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 26(3) : 185-91; quiz 192-3, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26200722
  • Rumbak M. Riding the Roller Coaster of Fluid Resuscitation and Fluid De-Escalation: A Lot to Learn Still. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 351(6) : 606, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27238924
  • Garza EG, Rumbak MJ. Prediction of mortality from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is key to decrease morbidity and mortality from cardiac, neurologic, and other major organ damage*. Critical Care Medicine. 43(2) : 503, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25599486
  • Rumbak MJ. Importance of septic shock to predict mortality (and morbidity). Minerva Anestesiologica. 81(3) : 251-2, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25338627
  • Rumbak DM, Mowrey W, Schwartz SW, Sarwahi V, Djukic A, Killinger JS, Katyal C. Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis in Rett Syndrome With an Emphasis on Respiratory Failure and Opioid Usage. Journal of Child Neurology. , 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25991642
  • Alsina A, Kemmer N, Garza E, Rumbak M. Is Acute Lung Injury a Contraindication to Liver Transplantation in Acute Fulminant Liver Failure? Crit Care Med. : In press, 2014.
  • Garza EG, Rumbak MJ. The House Officer’s Guide to ICU Care Review Crit Care Med. 42(2) : doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000151, 2014.
  • Ferro T, Alsina A, Pham T, Rumbak M. Portopulmonary Hypertension: A Effect of Vasomodulation and Mortality Post-Transplant Global Journal of Respiratory Care. : In press, 2014.
  • Rumbak D, Calero K, Rumbak M. Treating community-acquired pneumonia: To suppress or not to suppress? How much or what to suppress with? Those are the questions! J Crit Care. 29(5) : 868-869, 2014.
  • Yiu-Hei Ching, Robert D. Geck, Arthur D. Andrews, Mark J. Rumbak, Enrico M. Camporesi. Argon plasma coagulation in the management of uncovered tracheal stent fracture Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 13: 37–38, 2014.
  • Keely E. Fischbach, Brian Coe, Mohamed Radwan, Julio Rodriguez, John Carter and Mark J. Rumbak. Macrophage Activation Syndrome in a Patient With Adult Still’s Disease Following Rituximab Presenting With “Pseudo-Septic Shock ICU Director. 4(5) : 248-251, 2013.
  • Taylor B, Rumbak M, Taylor SP, Solomon D. Early versus delayed right heart catheterization in evaluation of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 32(1) : 137-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23260714
  • Rumbak DM, Garza EG, Rumbak MJ. Adverse outcomes in intensive care-acquired pneumonia are important to predict. Critical Care Medicine. 41(9) : 2235-6, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23979374
  • Garza EG, Rumbak MJ. I-TRACH, you-TRACH, we all-TRACH for….? Journal of critical care. 28(5) : 874-5, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24018299
  • Medidi S, Fountain A, Radwan M, Rumbak M. "Fishing in the trachea": a unique case of foreign body aspiration. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 19(2) : 168-70, 2012.
  • Thomas D, Geck R, Rozas D, Muro-Cacho C, Rumbak M. Mesothelioma: a soon to be forgotten disease in the United States? J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 19(3) : 258-61, 2012.
  • Alvarez, Michael; Hernandez, Marlow; Rumbak, Mark. FICK VS THERMODILUTION: WHICH CORRELATES BETTER BEFORE AND AFTER INHALED NITRIC OXIDE CHALLENGE (INO) IN PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (PAH)? (poster abstract) Critical Care Medicine. 40(12) : doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000424617.90993.0e, 2012.
  • Mouzakis J, Somboonwit C, Lakshmi S, Rumbak M, Sinnott J, Cherpelis B, Keshishian J. Levamisole induced necrosis of the skin and neutropenia following intranasal cocaine use: a newly recognized syndrome. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD. 10(10) : 1204-7, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21968674
  • Rumbak MJ, Solomon D. Ventilator-associated pneumonia: are we winning the war? The Lancet. Infectious diseases. 11(11) : 806-7, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21798810
  • Garza EG, Solomon DA, Rumbak MJ. Lymphangioleiomyomytosis: Are the Findings of Video-assisted Thoracoscopy Pathognomonic? Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 18(1) : 48-50, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23169018
  • Sridar S, Garza EG, Cox J, Rumbak MJ. Serosanguineous Pleural Effusions in a Patient With HIV and Kaposi Sarcoma: Pleuroscopic Findings. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 18(4) : 337-9, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23208628
  • Weisberg MD, Garza EG, Tabor MH, Andrews A, Rumbak MJ. The use of narrow band imaging in patients with benign disease: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 18(4) : 352-4, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23208632
  • Rumbak M, Cancio M. Prevention of infection caused by gram-positive bacteria in the bloodstream and lungs. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 31(8) : 879-80; author reply 880, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20608829
  • Reidl M Rumbak M. Update for Pulmonologists on Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy for Primary Immune Deficiency Disease. Clin Pulm Med. 17: 88-95, 2010.
  • Rumbak M, Dryer J, Padhya T, Camporesi E, Karlnoski R, Mangar D. Successful management of subglottic stenosis during the third trimester of pregnancy. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 17(4) : 342-4, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23168958
  • Korah JM Rumbak MJ Cancio MR Solomon DA. Significant Reduction of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Rates Associated With the Introduction of a Prevention Protocol and Maintained for 10 years. ICU Director. 1: 146-154, 2010.
  • Rumbak M Cox J Dray D Weston M Solomon D. The Right Heart Catheterization for the Pulmonologist: the diagnosis, management and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Clin Pul Med. 17: 239-243, 2010.
  • Le TV, Rumbak MJ, Liu SS, Alsina AE, van Loveren H, Agazzi S. Insertion of intracranial pressure monitors in fulminant hepatic failure patients: early experience using recombinant factor VII. Neurosurgery. 66(3) : 455-8; discussion 458, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20173540
  • Taylor BT, Pezzo SP, Rumbak M. Palla's sign and Hampton's hump in pulmonary embolism. Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases. 80(6) : 568, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20587999
  • Rumbak MJ, Solomon DA. Does the clinical consensus definition of ALI/ARDS continue to fit our needs? Chest. 135(2) : 251-2, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19201702
  • Self TH, Twilla JD, Rogers ML, Rumbak MJ. Inhaled corticosteroids should be initiated before discharge from the emergency department in patients with persistent asthma. The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 46(10) : 974-9, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19995133
  • Clum SR, Rumbak MJ. Mortality and tracheotomy. Critical care medicine. 35(3) : 963-4, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17421094
  • Clum SR, Rumbak MJ. Mobilizing the patient in the intensive care unit: the role of early tracheotomy. Critical care clinics. 23(1) : 71-9, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17307117
  • Self TH, Chrisman CR, Mason DL, Rumbak MJ. Reducing emergency department visits and hospitalizations in African American and Hispanic patients with asthma: a 15-year review. The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 42(10) : 807-12, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16393716
  • Rumbak MJ. Pneumonia in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation. Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur. 7(2) : 275-8, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15715988
  • Rumbak MJ, Newton M, Truncale T, Schwartz SW, Adams JW, Hazard PB. A prospective, randomized, study comparing early percutaneous dilational tracheotomy to prolonged translaryngeal intubation (delayed tracheotomy) in critically ill medical patients. Critical care medicine. 32(8) : 1689-94, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15286545
  • Rumbak MJ. The pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine. 23(5) : 427-34, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16088636
  • Rumbak MJ. Hospital-acquired pneumonia. Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine. 23(5) : 411-3, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16088634


  • Governor (American College of Chest Physicians for Florida - 2009)
  • Fellow (American College of Chest Physicians. F.C.C.P. - 1992)
  • Fellow (American College of Physicians. F.A.C.P. - 1991)