Palm Beach County-Based Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Institute of South Florida Joins Tampa General Hospital

Published: Jul 2, 2024

PCSI has partnered with Tampa General Hospital to provide

world-class care for a variety of pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorder issues.


Atlantis, Fla. (July 2, 2024) Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Institute of South Florida, which has been delivering high-quality pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorder medical care to Palm Beach County since 2019, has partnered with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) as part of the academic health system’s initiative to serve more patients across Florida. The new affiliation will be known as TGH Pulmonary Care & Sleep Institute (PCSI).


TGH PCSI is staffed by seven top Palm Beach County-based pulmonologists: Jay Maizes, MD; Carlos Sanchez, MD; David Weissberger, MD; Alan Bakst, MD; Denzil Seedial, MD; Luis Peña-Hernández, MD; and Adam Wellikoff, MD. The practice will continue serving patients from its locations in Atlantis and Wellington and is now matched with the world-class resources and specialists at Tampa General, one of the nation’s leading academic health systems. TGH PCSI will be an integral part of connecting more residents in Palm Beach and Martin counties to the complex pulmonology care they need.


“Partnering with Tampa General will enhance the multidisciplinary pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorder services we provide to our patients,” said Maizes, a pulmonologist and managing partner of TGH PCSI. “We are delighted to join forces with a distinguished institution that, like us, is devoted to delivering top-tier medical care.”


Since 2020, Tampa General Hospital has created a framework of state-of-the-art services for patients in Palm Beach and Martin counties with the expertise and innovation of a preeminent academic health system. Tampa General is one of the highest-ranked hospitals in Florida in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and is one of the largest hospitals in the nation. Tampa General Hospital is ranked among the top 10% of hospitals nationally for Pulmonology and Lung Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024.

“Our collaboration with TGH PCSI further extends the availability of advanced academic-based medical care to the residents of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General. “Together with the exceptional physicians at TGH PCSI, we will provide patients with the same high standard of clinically excellent, compassionate care they trust and depend on. At the same time, this partnership will ensure direct access to leaders in academic medicine, cutting-edge procedures and innovative research protocols aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Now, when TGH PCSI patients need a higher level of care, they are directly connected to Tampa General’s academic health system, which includes research breakthroughs, a wider variety of clinical trials and options for advanced procedures, enhanced personal treatment plans and a convenient path to complex surgeries. Patients who receive more complex procedures or treatment at Tampa General will be able to follow up with their TGH PCSI practitioner on the East Coast upon returning home.


TGH PCSI’s physicians take a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat all aspects of pulmonary-related conditions, with the ultimate goal of preserving a patient’s overall health. Combining more than 50 years of practicing pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorder medicine, the group’s physicians are dedicated to delivering compassionate, high-quality, inclusive care. “We are committed to remaining current with developing, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge technology to offer our patients individualized, effective treatment options,” said Maizes.


TGH PCSI medical experts treat several pulmonary-related conditions, including asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking-related changes, emphysema, bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. In addition, the team includes researchers, publishers of medical literature and the first board-certified interventional pulmonologist in Florida.


TGH PCSI will remain at its two locations in Palm Beach County: 5401 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 204, Atlantis, FL 33462 and 10131 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite 101, Wellington, FL 33414.

The group’s affiliation with Tampa General is anticipated to be a seamless transition for patients, not requiring them to make any changes in care. Insurance, co-payments and electronic medical records will remain the same. Patients who have questions about the new alliance and the wide array of new services are encouraged to call TGH PCSI at 561-967-4118.