Dr. Zubkus is a triple board-certified pulmonologist and critical care specialist with Orlando Health Lung and Sleep Medicine Specialists. He specializes in pulmonary hypertension, a condition where increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lungs can lead to fatigue, chest pain, swelling of the legs and an increased heart rate, among other symptoms.
He also has extensive experience with ECMO, which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation technology. For patients with critical cardiac and pulmonary problems, ECMO takes the blood out of the body with a pump and puts it into an oxygenator that provides oxygen while removing carbon dioxide. ECMO technology allows the blood to bypass the heart and lungs so the organs can rest and heal.
Dr. Zubkus’ clinical duties include seeing pulmonary patients during office hours, providing inpatient pulmonary consults, helping to manage patients in the pulmonary hypertension program, and covering the cardiovascular intensive care unit. He also trains residents and fellows.
Dr. Zubkus’ Training
He earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University in Chicago and received his medical training at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey. He completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Zubkus went on to perform a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Saint Louis University Hospital in Missouri, where he received special training in adult cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Zubkus is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.
About Dr. Zubkus
Dr. Zubkus relocated with his family from York, Pennsylvania, where he was the pulmonary hypertension and ECMO programs director at Wellspan Lung, Sleep and Critical Care at York Hospital. While there, he was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year.