About Us

Dr. Bela Patel, Division Director

Bela Patel, MD

Welcome to our Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, here at the McGovern Medical School! We are based in the largest teaching hospital at the world-class Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann-TMC.

Within our division, we encompass a broad spectrum of expertise spanning pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine. This integration allows us to provide comprehensive care across diverse patient needs, from respiratory conditions to critical illness management and sleep disorders.

Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to delivering exceptional care rooted in evidence-based medicine, compassion, and innovation. Whether it’s diagnosing and treating complex pulmonary diseases, managing critically ill patients in the ICU, or addressing sleep-related issues, we strive for excellence in every aspect of patient care.

Education is fundamental to our mission. Through our residency and fellowship programs, we are shaping the future of healthcare by training the next generation of leaders in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Additionally, our commitment to research drives innovation, enhances our understanding of disease mechanisms, and improves patient outcomes.

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to patient-centered care. We recognize that each patient is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet individual needs, preferences, and goals. Our goal is to empower patients to actively participate in their care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Whether you are seeking specialized care, referring a patient, or interested in collaboration, we invite you to explore our division further. Our team is here to support you and provide the highest quality of care and expertise.

Thank you for considering Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at UTHealth McGovern Medical School for your healthcare needs. We look forward to serving you and advancing the field of respiratory and critical care medicine together. Please take the time to meet our faculty virtually and explore our prestigious fellowships for Pulmonary & Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.  Feel free to engage in our online conversations on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Thank you for stopping by our Division!
–  Bela Patel, MD, FCCP

Division Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Vice Dean of Healthcare Quality
Professor of Medicine