Manuel Betancourt, MD

Manuel Betancourt, MD, is a graduate of the University of Los Andes, Venezuela, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2000. He is board certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Betancourt did his Internal Medicine residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Weill Medical College of Cornell University) where he was awarded Outstanding PYG-2 Resident of the Year.

  1. Education

    Medical Diploma, University of Los Andes, Venezuela
    Venezuela, 1993-2000

    ECFMG Certificate, Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates, 2003

    Internal Medicine Residency, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, 2004-2007

    Fellowship in Pulmonary Care and Critical Care, Penn State College of Medicine
    Hershey Medical Center, PA 2007- 2010

  2. Society Affliations
    • American Thoracic Society, 2008 – Present
    • American College of Chest Physicians, 2008 – Present
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2007 – Present
    • American Medical Association, 2004 – Present
    • American College of Physicians, 2004 – Present
  3. Specialty Certifications
    • ABIM Certification in General Internal Medicine, 2007
    • ABIM Certification in Pulmonary Disease, 2009
    • ABIM Certification in Critical Care Medicine, 2010
  4. Medical Activities
    • University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Associate Professor
  5. Honors
    • Physician of the month. The Villages Regional Hospital, Central Florida Health Alliance, 2010
    • Best attendance of the year, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Affiliate Weill Medical College Cornell University, Brooklyn, New York, 2007
    • Outstanding PYG-2 Resident of the year, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Affiliate Weill Medical College Cornell University, Brooklyn, New York, 2006
    • Cum Laude Diploma, University of Los Andes, 2000
, Venezuela
  6. Research and Publications

    Vender RL, Betancourt MF, Lehman EB. Prediction equation to estimate dead space to tidal volume fraction correlates with mortality in critically ill patients. J Crit Care. 2014 Apr; 29(2): 317.

    Betancourt MF, Benninghoff MG, Vender RL, Grando Ting J. Cardiac tamponade from acute pericarditis associated with a cystic fibrosis (CF) lung infection. Respiratory Medicine CME (2009), doi:10.1016/j.rmedc.2009.09.008

    Betancourt MF, Marron LP, Higgins WE, Khare RS, and Bascom R. Simulation of Mediastinal Node Site Selection: Comparison of Transverse CT Scan and Virtual Navigation System Guidance. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., Apr 2009; 179: A6149.

    Bekteshi E, Toth JW, Bennighoff MW, Kang J, Betancourt M, Granular Cell Tumor of Trachea. Journal of Bronchology 16(1):68-69, January 2009.

    Betancourt M, Bekteshi E, Toth J, Alam S. Foreign Body Aspiration During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with band ligation. Journal of Bronchology 15(3):204-205, July 2008.

    Wade P, Betancourt M, Banerjee S, Patel H. Massive Hemoptysis as an initial presentation of Microscopic Polyangitis. Chest 2007 Scientific Highlights: Abstracts of Original Investigations and Case Reports. Chest. Volume 132, Number 4, October 2007.

    Betancourt M, Vemury S, Eskaros S. Refractory Metabolic Acidosis in Small Cell Cancer of the Lung. Southern Medical Journal. Volume 99, Number 7, July 2006.