President of TGH-Pulmonary and Sleep of Tampa Bay
Director Tampa General Hospital Lung Institute

Dr. Dragos Zanchi is a pulmonologist and sleep specialist, co-founder and president of Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay.  His expertise is in treating pulmonary disorders, including asthma, COPD, allergies, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, early detection and treatment of lung cancer, sleep disorders, (obstructive and central sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy).

Zanchi’s philosophy of patient care is to find the root cause of the medical problem and treat the patient’s body and spirit as a whole entity. He is an advocate of lifestyle changes, healthy nutrition and meditation as therapeutic options and is a passionate advocate of patient’s access to care and serving the community. 

He received his medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in Bucharest Romania, and completed several fellowships:

• Cardiology Fellowship, University  Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

• Internal Medicine Residency and Internship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, N.J. 

• Sleep Disorders Fellowship, CliniLabs, Inc. Sleep Disorders Institute, Mount  Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital and Mount    Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, N.Y.

• Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Cabrini Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

Zanchi is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, sleep disorders as well as board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. His research experience includes clinical studies in all areas of pulmonary and sleep medicine and is a Certified Principal Investigator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

In 2022, Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay formed an alliance with Tampa General Hospital uniting the expertise of Pulmonary & Sleep’s with a world-class cancer institute with proficiency in pulmonary and thoracic oncology. Increasing patient access to services and streamlining the treatment process with a complete team of multidisciplinary care. 

Dr. Zanchi possess a wealth of knowledge in pulmonology and thoracic oncology which gives us the opportunity to unite deep experience in pulmonary care with the expertise of a world-class cancer institute,” said Dr. K. Eric Sommers, cardiothoracic surgeon, and chief of thoracic oncology, Tampa General, and medical director for lung cancer, TGH Cancer Institute. 

“TGH Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay fits in perfectly with the TGH Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary approach, emphasizing compassionate and personalized care focusing on the whole patient,” said Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg, chief of oncology and senior vice president of network development, Tampa General. 

“We’re excited to be aligning with the talent and quality of the professionals at TGH Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay. This will have a significant impact on our ability to increase access and efficiency and enhance quality.” said Dr. Tapan Padhya, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and medical director of Tampa General Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat Institute.

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