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Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, M.D.

  1. Interventional Pulmonologist
  2. Pulmonologist


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy is the Director of Interventional Pulmonology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and specializes in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic procedures. He and his team use the newest medical technology, including robotics, to give hope to patients with severe lung conditions such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, tracheobronchomalacia, and other lung disorders.

Procedures include:

  • Robotic bronchoscopy for the evaluation of suspicious pulmonary nodules
  • Lung cancer staging, diagnosis and endobronchial ultrasound
  • Airway stents
  • Endobronchial valves for endoscopic lung volume reduction
  • Bronchoscopic treatment for advanced COPD
  • Bronchoscopic therapy for benign airway stenosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia multidisciplinary treatment
  • Pleural procedures, tunneled pleural catheters, medical thorascospy
  • Tracheostomy multidisciplinary care

Dr. Fernandez-Bussy earned his M.D. and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Salvador University School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and residency in the Internal Medicine Society of Buenos Aires. Fellowship HIV/AIDS Medicine at University of Texas- Houston and fellowship Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at University of Florida College of Medicine — Gainesville. He has also received a certification in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health.

He trained in Interventional Pulmonology at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany.

As an innovator, Dr. Fernandez-Bussy is the leader of Procedural Innovation Team at Mayo Clinic Florida. This is a multidisciplinary team that works on device development to advance technology and optimize interventional procedure.

In recognition of his work, Dr. Fernandez-Bussy has received an appointment as Visiting Professor from Heidelberg University-Germany and many awards, including the Innovation Team Award and the Distinguished Patient Experience Award by Mayo Clinic.

  1. Asthma
  2. Chronic bronchitis
  3. COPD
  4. Emphysema
  5. Excessive dynamic airway collapse
  6. Lung cancer
  7. Pleural disease
  8. Tracheobronchomalacia
  1. Airway stenting
  2. Bronchoscopy
  3. Endoscopic lung volume reduction
  4. Lung cancer screening
  5. Robotic bronchoscopy
  6. Tracheobronchoplasty
  1. 2017
    Certificate - Program Clinical EffectivenessHarvard School of Public Health
  2. 2007
    Trainee - Interventional PulmonologyUniversity of Heidelberg
  3. 2007
    Fellowship - Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
  4. 2004
    Fellowship - HIV/AIDS Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Texas - Houston
  5. 2002
    Fellowship - Critical Care Medicine Universidad del Salvador
  6. 2000
    ResidencyInternal Medicine Society of Buenos Aires
  7. 1997
    MDSalvador University School of Medicine


  1. 2022
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2016
    Interventional PulmonologyAmerican Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  3. 2001
    Critical Care MedicineUniversidad del Salvador
  4. 1999
    Internal MedicineAsociaci?n Medica Argentina

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    American College of Physicians (FACP)
  2. 2017
    FACP: Fellow American College of Physicians
  3. 2016
    Distinguish Doctors Award The German Hospital of Santiago
  4. 2010
    Poster Award 14th World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  5. 2006
    Minority Trainee Travel Award American Thoracic Society
  6. 2006
    Case Presentation Award CHEST, American College of Chest Physicians

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberOperational Clinical Group
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberRobotic Subcommittee
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberFlorida International Subcommittee
  4. 2020 - present
    Innovator LeadDivision of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2020 - present
    Bronchoscopy LeadDivision of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee
  7. 2016 - present
    DirectorEndoscopy Department, Latin American Thoracic Association (ALAT)
  8. 2012 - present
    MemberLatin American Thoracic Association (ALAT)
  9. 2011 - present
    Committee MemberBronchoscopy Credentialing
  10. 2010 - 2018
    DirectorClinica Alemana Universidad del Desarollo; Medical Procedure Service
  11. 2010 - present
    Committee MemberBronchoscopy and Interventional Procedures Credentialing
  12. 2010 - present
    MemberChilean Respiratory Society (SER)
  13. 2009 - present
    Co-DirectorInterventional Pulmonology Fellowship for Latin America, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  14. 2007 - 2010
    MemberInternational Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  15. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  16. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Thoracic Society
  17. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians