Tiago Machuca, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Machuca joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery after completing clinical fellowships in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto, the premiere center in the world for his specialty. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Machuca earned his medical degree at the Federal University of Parana, followed by his general surgery residency at the University of Sao Paulo, a thoracic surgery residency at Santa Casa de Porto Alegre and a doctoral degree in respiratory sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, all in Brazil. Dr. Machuca is widely published in prestigious journals, such as the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the American Journal of Transplantation and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Machuca and Dr. Plowman are currently collaborating on a project investigating the incidence and impact of oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients undergoing lung transplantation.