Institute Summary

The Respiratory Institute is regarded as one of the top respiratory centers in the nation, uniting specialists from the departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Allergy/Clinical Immunology, and Infectious Disease in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of pulmonary, allergic, infectious disorders, and critical care medicine. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey ranked Cleveland Clinic No. 3 in the nation for pulmonology services.

At the Respiratory Institute, patients with breathing disorders benefit from the expertise of 161 physicians, 49 fellows, and 65 advance practice providers. A multidisciplinary team of physicians is available for collaboration, including specialists from Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Imaging, and Pulmonary Pathology.

Total visit 208,069
Interstitial lung disease visits 3,721
Pulmonary arterial hypertension visits 1,044
Sarcoidosis visits 3,406
Lung cancer visits* 688
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease visits 24,286
Total hospital admissions 2,236
Research funding $12,078,604
Research grants/contracts 87
Lung transplants (includes heart/lung and liver/lung) 129
Bronchoscopies 5,122

* does not include lung nodules