Institute Summary

The Respiratory Institute (RI) includes the departments of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Allergy/Immunology. In addition to providing general pulmonary, critical care, infectious disease and allergy services, the RI provides advanced subspecialty services that attract patients from around the United States and the world. Almost 20% of our patients come from outside Northeast Ohio and all patients benefit from the expertise of 178 physicians, 48 fellows, and 80 advance practice providers. The educational activities of the RI include six fellowship programs, active participation in student and resident education, and many CME offerings. The RI conducts research activities across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research supported by federal grants, industry sponsored trials, foundation awards, and philanthropy.

Total visit243,008
Asthma Center visits14,698
Interstitial lung disease visits3,940
Pulmonary arterial hypertension visits1,489
Sarcoidosis visits3,660
Lung cancer visits*1,406
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease visits31,334
Total hospital admissions2,399
Research funding$17,292,168
Research grants/contracts144
Lung transplants (includes heart/lung and liver/lung)123

* does not include lung nodules