Welcome to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and
The Division is at an inflection point with an accelerated growth phase. The Division, one of only four academic Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine programs in North Carolina offering a three-year fellowship, has a broad-based faculty with interests and expertise in all aspects of the specialty including, outpatient consultative care, Medical Critical Care, and all procedural aspects of the specialty, including interventional pulmonology and medical thoracoscopy.
Our specialists in respiratory diseases (Pulmonologists) treat lung and breathing problems. We treat patients in our clinic and in the hospital, including those in intensive care. Our offices are located on the first floor of the Moye Medical Building across from the Brody School of Medicine.
We strive to provide patients with specialized care for the following conditions:
- Chronic interstitial lung disease or lung fibrosis
- Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
- Excessive weight or obesity and related respiratory complaints
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis or reactions
- Lung cancer
- Lung scarring
- Occupational lung disease (including asthma, farming, asbestos, or coal or dust related respiratory problems or symptomes, or other occupational exposures)
- Pulmonary alveolar proteinoisis (PAP)
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary vascular disease or blood clots
- Shortness of breath (or breathlessness)
- Sleep disorders, including snoring and/or excessive sleepiness
- Sputum production with or without blood
- X-ray or CT scan lung abnormalities
- Preoperative pulmonary evaluation prior to surgery
The following procedures are available through our clinic:
- Flexible Bronchoscopy – allows your physician to examine the air passages of your lungs. This checks for cancer, infection, inflammation and allows for tissue sample collection.
- Thoracentesis– the removal of fluid from around the lungs for further evaluation.
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) – measuring the lungs’ abilities, or function, and air volume. This test help diagnose lung disease.
- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing – performed while a patient rides a stationary bicycle to allow measurement of lung and heart function
- Polysomnography (Sleep Study) – overnight test used to diagnose sleep disorders
- 6 Minute Walk Test – a simple walk test to evaluate your exercise capacity and potential need for home oxygen
- Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide test (FeNO) – test to evaluate for evidence of inflammation in your lung for those with asthma