Pulmonary Disease Fellowship Faculty

Rumi Khan, MD

Program Director, Pulmonary Disease Fellowship

Dr. Khan is board certified in Internal medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, critical Care medicine , Neurocritical  Care as well as Hospice –Palliative care medicine. As the program director, Dr. Khan is in charge of the overall educational activities and training experience of the fellows.  Dr. Khan also is be the principle clinical mentor for Critical Care and Pulmonary inpatient outpatient experience of the Fellows. The Khan leads the research / quality projects of the Fellows.

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Mark Vollenweider, MD, MPH

Dr. Vollenweider is a Key Clinical Faculty who will lead bronchoscopy simulation, procedure, Bronchoscopy and interventional Pulmonology training. In addition to taking core curriculum didactics, Dr. Vollenweider is be responsible for overall interventional Pulmonology experience of the pulmonary fellows.

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Orlando Ruiz Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Ruiz-Rodriguez is the sleep lab director and leads Sleep Medicine education of the fellows. Dr. Ruiz-Rodruguez will also supervise  in and outpatient pulmonary rotations and Critical Care times. He teaches procedures and is a member of the clinical competency Committee.

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Jason Stansberry, MD

Dr. Stansberry is a key clinical faculty supervising inpatient rounds, outpatient clinic and procedures including EBUS and Navigational bronchoscopy. Dr. Stansberry also leads the Pulmonary Rehabilitation education as well as the educational activities pertaining to long term ventilator and tracheostomy management as well as understanding of billing-coding and medico legal aspects of Pulmonary practice.

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Timothy Jones, MD

Dr. Jones will leads the Critical Care Education of the fellows and is the Critical Care Medicine program Director. He also supervise sleep clinic of the fellows and as Critical Care Program Director  collaborate with Pulmonary Fellowship program Director in delivering Pulmonary Fellows' Core curriculum didactic sessions.

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Wael Nasser, MD

Dr. Nasser is the member of the clinical competency committee of Pulmonary Fellowship Program. He has been playing a robust role in critical care and pulmonary physiology education of the fellows. He also served as a clinical research mentor for the fellows.

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Ziad Mattar, MD

Dr. Mattar is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep physician and closely interacts wirth the fellows during their inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations. Dr. Mattar is also a regular presence in fellow’s weekly didactic activities.

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Charles Hunley, MD, MS (Physiology)

Dr. Hunley is an intensivist with strong background and Masters in physiology. Dr. Hunley will be an invaluable resource in the critical Care and Physiology/ research rotations of the Fellows.

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Carlos Ruiz, MD

Dr. Hunley is an intensivist with strong background and Masters in physiology. Dr. Hunley will be an invaluable resource in the critical Care and Physiology/ research rotations of the Fellows.

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Herman G Gaztambide-Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Gaztambide is the newest addition to our ever expanding faculty roaster. Dr. Gaztambide, after graduating from University of Puerto Rico, did his residency in Internal Medicine in Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Ctr. And fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care medicine at University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

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Luis Herrera, MD

Dr. Herrera is the Director of the thoracic Surgery program of Orlando Health/ University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Orlando and will supervise the thoracic surgery rotation of the fellows.

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Mark Weatherly, MD

Dr. Weatherly will be in charge of Pulmonary Fellows Cystic Fibrosis training as well as pediatric Pulmonary Rotation.

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James Tarver, MD

Dr. Tarver, who is a cardiologist, supervises and lead the Pulmonary Hypertension training experience of Pulmonary Fellows and he will be in charge to train right heart catheterization to the Pulmonary Fellows.  

Andres Pelaez, MD

Dr. Pelaez, who is the Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program, Co-Director, Adult Respiratory ECMO Program, is in charge of the Lung transplant training of the Pulmonary Fellows. He is the clinical preceptor of University of Florida Lung Transplant Clinic at ORMC and supervises fellows lung transplant rotation at University of Florida Health Shands Medical center.

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Michael Russel, MD

Dr. Russel being a Professor Emeritus of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and the Chief Informatics officer of the health system will play vital mentoring role for the Pulmonary fellows.'

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Juan Herran, MD, FCCP

Dr. Herran, a veteran pulmonary critical care physician, will mentor the fellows in general Pulmonary practice management, billing, coding issues as well as he will be available  as a reference person is challenging Pulmonary disease related clinical puzzles. Dr. Herran will also take didactic sessions and supervise Bronchoscopy procedures.

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Marlena Fox, PharmD

Dr. Fox will coordinate and supervise the critical care pharmacy rotation of the Fellows