Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, M.D.

  1. Pulmonologist




  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy is an interventional pulmonologist in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat lung cancer, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, airway stents
  • Lung cancer staging and diagnosis, endobronchial ultrasound and navigation bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial valves for endoscopic lung volume reduction
  • Bronchoscopic therapy for benign airway stenosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia multidisciplinary treatment
  • Pleural procedures, tunneled pleural catheters, medical thorascopy
  • Participates in several research projects including a phase 1 trial on a new device for bronchoscopic treatment for chronic bronchitis

Dr. Fernandez-Bussy speaks English and Spanish and received his medical degree from Salvador University School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He went on to complete his training in interventional pulmonology at Thoraxklinik in Germany, and soon after was certified by the American Association of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP).

He was the director of the only interventional pulmonology fellowship in Latin America, and has aided in the development of the subspecialty. He has trained in many centers around the world, including the Harvard School of Public Health, and has strong international connections. He strives to provide personalized care for each of his patients.

Dr. Fernandez-Bussy enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have an 18-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old son and a 9-year-old son. In their free time, they love to watch their children play soccer.

  1. Asthma
  2. Chronic bronchitis
  3. COPD
  4. Emphysema
  5. Lung cancer
  6. Tracheobronchomalacia
  1. Airway stent placement
  2. Bronchoscopy
  3. Endoscopic lung volume reduction
  4. Lung cancer screening
  5. 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. 2016
    Interventional PulmonologyAmerican Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  2. 2001
    Critical Care MedicineUniversidad del Salvador
  3. 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