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.

At the Respiratory Institute, patients with breathing disorders benefit from the expertise of 175 physicians, 49 fellows, and 70 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 232,796
Interstitial lung disease visits 3,518
Pulmonary arterial hypertension visits 1,428
Sarcoidosis visits 3,560
Lung cancer visits* 1, 091
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease visits 28,245
Total hospital admissions 2,276
Research funding $16,844,944
Research grants/contracts 104
Lung transplants (includes heart/lung and liver/lung) 113
Bronchoscopies 4,758

* does not include lung nodules