The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine provides services to patients with pulmonary or sleep disorders at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, and Select Specialty Hospital. Out-patient clinics include the UT Professional Building pulmonary clinic and the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital pulmonary and sleep medicine clinics. In addition, the faculty staff the pulmonary function testing laboratory and the sleep study center, perform bronchoscopies and other pulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and offer other procedures for outpatients and inpatients.
The faculty and fellows are closely involved in the education of medical students and residents. Our faculty lecture at regional, national and international meetings and symposiums, and our fellows have presented research projects and case reports at national annual conferences, including American College of Chest Physicians and The American Thoracic Society. Many of our faculty also participate in clinical research and quality improvement projects.
The current research efforts of the division include ongoing funded and non-funded research in interstitial lung diseases, sleep disorders, pulmonary hypertension, ARDS, sepsis, ICU outcomes, patient safety, healthcare services research, and ventilator weaning strategies.