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PH Care Centers

Mayo Clinic Florida

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
4500 San Pablo Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care

History

Formally organized in 2006 under the medical director leadership of Dr. Charles Burger and the PH Clinical Coordinator, Ms. Zeiger, the PH clinic at Mayo Clinic Florida offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of all diagnostic PH groups including exercise pulmonary artery catheterization, acute vasodilator testing, advanced cardiac imaging, complex infusion therapies, active clinical trials, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, and both liver and heart-lung transplantation. The hospital and outpatient facility are physically connected on one campus. The practice is integrated specifically to maximize efficiency and promote continuity of care.

PH Program Physicians

  • Charles Burger, MD
  • Brian Shapiro, MD
  • Isabel Mira-Avendano, MD
  • Cesar Keller, MD
  • Kevin Landolfo, MD
  • Jose Diaz-Gomez, MD
  • Pat Mergo, MD

Center Coordinator

  • Tonya K. Zeiger, RRT

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2007

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 200-249

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 50-59

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Charles Burger, MD

Charles Burger, MD

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1981 – BA – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Chemistry
  • 1985 – MD – Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

  • 1985-1986 – Internship, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • 1986-1988 – Residency, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • 1988-1991 – Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Graduate School, College of Medicine

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2011-present – Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 1994–present – Consultant, Department of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1994–present – Consultant, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Awards & Honors

  • 1985 – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 1990 – Young Investigator Award, American Sleep Disorders Association
  • 2003 – America’s Top Physicians Consumer Research Counsel
  • 2003 – MacMillan Scholar
  • 2009-2011 – Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • 2011 – Who’s Who in America, 65th Edition, Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • 2011 – Toward Practice Convergence (TPC) Project, Participation and Leadership Recognition
  • 2011 – Outstanding Course Director 2011 Mayo Clinic MSGME Award
  • 2012 – US News and World Report Top Doctor
  • 2012 – International WHO’S WHO of Professionals
  • 2012 – Top Doctor Castle Connolly
  • 2013 – Top Doctor Castle Connolly
  • 2013 – Worldwide Who’s Who
  • 2014 – Top Doctor Castle Connolly
  • 2014 – Worldwide Who’s Who
  • 2014 – Mayo Clinic Distinguished Clinician

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Burger.

Tonya K. Zeiger, RRT

Tonya K. Zeiger, RRT

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technician
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

Education

  • 1989 – RRT – Flagler Career Institute, Jacksonville, FL
    Registered Respiratory Therapist Program

Current Professional Experience

  • 1990-present – Pulmonary Lab, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with Mayo Clinic Florida Pulmonary Hypertension Program can do so by contacting:

Telephone: (904) 953-2272
Weblink: www.MayoClinic.org/Appointments

Last Verified: June 1, 2015