I’ve always known that I wanted to be a doctor and help people feel better. I decided to specialize in pulmonology because what happens in the lungs is connected to all the other systems of the body. Patients come to me with lung issues, and I may find that they have a heart condition, a hematological condition, or a sleep disorder. I get to interact with a lot of other medical specialists in trying to find a good solution for each patient’s needs. It’s a fascinating field with exciting results!
I am originally from Romania, but I moved to the United States in 1999 and pursued my interest in pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary fibrosis and the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. I co-founded Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay because I wanted to create a medical practice where patients are treated like family. The greatest compliment my patients give me is that they send their own family members to be treated here.
At Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay, my colleagues and I try to understand what is going on with each patient as an individual and give the best, most advanced medical care available. We also strive to keep the practice very personal and friendly, and to be available to our patients whenever they need us.
I’ve never stopped learning and developing my medical expertise; so far I’ve achieved board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, and nutrition. My patients benefit from my multiple specialty areas because I help them understand how all of their body systems are connected, from good nutrition to good sleep to unobstructed breathing. With the goal of continually improving my practice, I am also active in teaching and researching at local institutions.
I love that I get to help people every day, and that I can help alleviate their suffering.
I really enjoy the beautiful natural environment around Tampa Bay and love to go fishing and sailing. The city also has a great cultural life, and I enjoy the symphony and opera. My wife and I are proud parents to our daughter, who is currently a student at the University of Tampa.
After completing medical school in Romania, Dr. Zanchi was selected for a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He went on to pursue a Sleep Disorders Fellowship at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and a Pulmonary Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Cabrini Medical Center) in New York. Dr. Zanchi has practiced medicine in Central Florida since 2004 and is co-founder of Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay.
Carol Davila Medicine
University Hospital in Bucharest Cardiology
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, Englewood Program Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, Cabrini Program, New York Pulmonary Disease
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine in Sleep Medicine
NEVER had a doctor spend that much time with me and explain in full details my results & options for the treatment.
Dr. Zanchi is the most competent, dedicated and caring doctor I have had in my seventy-four years.
I wish there were more doctors like Dr. Zanchi. His patient care and diagnostic skills are to be commended.