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Daniel G. Lorch, M.D.

Board Certifications

Internal medicine (American Board of  Internal Medicine, ABIM )
Pulmonary Disease , ABIM   (Fellow)
Critical Care Medicine, ABIM (certified x 3/ top 1% ranking on exam)
Sleep Medicine - dual boarded   ABIM and AASM  sleep certified
Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine  (Fellow)
American College of Research Professionals  (Certified Clinical Trial Investigator)

Education and Training

University of Florida, BS Pharmacy, High Honors    1978
University of S. Florida College of Medicine, High Honors, A.O.A  1981
Medical University of South Carolina, Internal medicine residency -thru 1984
Medical University of South Carolina , Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, Sleep Fellowship thru 1986

Scope of Practice/pulmonary disease

All areas of pulmonary disease including shortness of breath/respiratory failure, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and all obstructive lung disease; lung cancers, nodules, masses and all aspects of lung cancer including advanced procedures for diagnosis, staging, acquisition of diagnostic material w/minimal invasiveness, and treatment.  All sleep disorders with advanced diagnostic and treatment special emphasis as below; chronic cough/ wheeze; fluid and pleural effusions, infections including pneumonia, infiltrative diseases including all types of interstitial disease and fibrosis. (principal research investigator for FDA/pharma on recently released medicines for pulmonary fibrosis as well as many other new drugs released). ; sarcoidosis, blood clots/pulmonary embolism, and occupational/exposures/sick building related diseases.

Scope of Practice/ sleep disorders

The first sleep lab in the world was started in 1978 at Stanford University, and Dr Lorch has been intimately involved in sleep medicine since 1981, evolving and contributing to the field.  He has been principal investigator for > 40 sleep pharmaceuticals studied by the FDA for sleep, insomnia , and sleep wake disorders.  The research site has been top enroller in the world on several studies, and has numerous awards. Dr lorch has lectured and taught numerous physicians, Clinicians, and students on sleep disorders. Dr Lorch is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine,  Sleep Research Society, Circadian Rythym Disorders network. Dr Lorch is dual boarded in sleep medicine. Dr Lorch ord University has done 2 mini-fellowships at Stanford University in addition to formal sleep fellowship.  Dr Lorch provides advanced insomnia care including formal sleep behavioral therapy, sleep logs, and natural and pharmaceutical support.  The sleep program includes sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, shift work/circardian phase disorders, hypersomnia, nocturnal movement and parasomnia, restless legs, and fatigue.  

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Lorch places an emphasis on high quality comprehensive medical care.  The doctor/patient relationship, trust , and rapport are paramount.  Access and timeliness of care and communication are equally important. As such, Dr Lorch utilizes a full-time concierge level patient care executive assistant exclusive to his own personal patients.  This helps to insure that all patient care needs are effectively addressed.  Please ask for Heather for any delays or issues not immediately handled by the regular staff.  We are happy to review patient records, data, test results and original images review (eg CT, xray, PET etc.) with patients, with thorough discussion of treatment options, risk and benefit, alternatives, and expected outcomes.  We are also happy to assist with the patient portal access so that patients can review their own records and communicate with us as well.  Patient portal regularly monitored.  

Heather Young, CRMA, ASHM
Executive patient care assistant to Dr. Daniel Lorch
910 Oakfield Drive | Brandon, FL 33511 Direct 813.681.4413 ext. 209 | Fax 813.681.6429 hyoung@floridachest.com

Procedures and Laboratory Services

  • Sleep laboratory services. In-lab and home testing.  Sleep studies, multiple sleep latency testing, and maintenance of wakefulness testing.  Lab is fully accredited and all technicians are registered and experienced polysomnographic techs.
  • Pulmonary function testing.  Full body plethysmography. 
  • Bronchoscopy- including all biopsy procedures, advanced electronavigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound. Dr lorch was one of the first 500 people in the world to be trained on electronavigational bronchoscopy.   Lung biopsy.
  • All hospital pulmonary and critical care procedures up to and including initiation and management of life support and multiorgan critical illness.  Academic/evidence based acute care.

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Awards and Honors

Physician of the Year - Brandon Regional Hospital  
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
Rho Pi Phi
Honorary Pharmaceutical Society
Laennec Award for excellence in Clinical Internal Medicine - 
Medical Univ S Carolina
Top 10% Physician - US News and World Report
Best Pulmonary Physicians - Tampa Bay Metro (multiple years )
Best Sleep Physicians - Tampa Bay Metro (multiple years)
Top 10% Site - American College of Research Professionals

Professional Societies

American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians - FELLOW
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine - FELLOW, DIPLOMATE
Hillsborough County Medical Association    
Florida Medical Association
Sleep Research Society
American College of Research Professionals
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network
National Sleep Foundation
Drug Information Association
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine

Clinical Trial Research

CEO, Medical Director, and Founder of PABCR  
     •PAB Clinical Research      
          -A high-level multitherapeutic clinical research trials company
          -Theresa Laneve BSN CCRC | Director of Clinical Trials, COO
Active Investigator, Consultant and Collaborator w/ the pharm industry and DEA        
     •Drug development research phase 2-4 w/ emphasis on quality, safety, and innovation    
     •Offering patients access to new medications pre-market and trial participation
Principle Investigator in > 280 Clinical Trials
Certified Clinical Trial Investigator

Graduate Medical Education

Core Internal Medicine Faculty/Founding Faculty Member
Brandon Regional Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
Clinical Competency Committee
Faculty Development Committee
Graduate Medical Education Committee
Graduate Research Committee
Clinical Instructor | Medical University of South Carolina  1984-1986

Publications and Didactic Lectures

Numerous original articles (>200 citations), book chapters, seminars, and abstracts
Original research articles include journal of Chest, and American Review of Respiratory Care
     •Research presented American Thoracic Society    
     •Most recent Abstract presented poster form SLEEP 2017 Boston
Numerous speakers bureaus/ active lecturer to doctors and allied health
Numerous resident , physician, and student didactic lectures
Consecutive Case Conference  
Tri State Pulmonary Conference

Getting to Know Dr. Lorch:


Travel | Reading | Outdoor Activites | Forrestry | Golf | Sport Shooting | Politics


Kristi (Wife) | Speech Pathologist, Homemaker
Daniel III MD (Son) | Cardiology, Westchester NY
Stephen MD (Son) | Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, UNLV, Team Physician
     •LV  Knights, NHL
Robert MD (Son) | Internal Medicine/Nephrology,  Baylor
Ansley MD (Daughter) | Family Practice,  University of Florida
Kathryn (Daughter) | Nursing School, UCF

Medical Staff Leadership

Chief of Medical Staff, Brandon Regional Hospital    
Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations, BRH Inspection
     •Accreditation WITH COMMENDATION (top 5%: 1994)
Medical Executive Committee (multiple times)
Credentials Committee (multiple times)
Board of Trustees, Brandon Regional Hospital
     •3 terms
Medical Staff Leadership Nominating Committee
Medical Excellence Committee
Peer Review Committee

Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee    
     •16 years
     •Pharmacy and medical training, accreditation w/ commendation
Medical Director, Florida Sleep Disorders Center
Medical Director, Brandon Hospital Sleep Laboratory  
Medical Director, Brandon Hospital Subacute Rehabilitation Unit
Pulmonary Medicine Director, Arbors at Brandon Pulmonary/Respiratory Unit
Pulmonary Medicine Director, Arbore at North Tampa Pulmonary/Respiratory Unit
Chest Pain Committee, BRH
Sepsis Clinical Excellence Initiative, BRH
Quality Council, BRH
Infection Control Committee, BRH
Founding Member and Volunteer Physician, Brandon Outreach Clinic
Chairman, Brandon Regional Hospital Institutional Review Board    
     •For protection of human research subjects  
Acute Care Committee
Relevance  Reviewer,  Critical Care Board Exam - SCCM
Consultant , Editorial Board  ACCP
Consultant, Florida Attorney General Office
     •Sleep Medicine Issues
Delegate, Florida Sleep Medicine Association for the FMA