Pulmonary and Critical Care Doctors

Meet our experienced pulmonologists

The hospital’s pulmonary and critical care doctors are nationally recognized physicians who treat lung conditions and critically ill patients.

Our pulmonologists lead the region in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension and cystic fibrosis. In addition, they provide exceptional care for other conditions that affect lungs and breathing, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis and cough
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension, primary and secondary
  • Sleep apnea

Our pulmonology program ranks No. 15 among the nation’s top 50 on U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Hospitals list. This is the program's third consecutive year to be recognized on the list. As experts in their fields, our doctors advance and share research into pulmonary diseases with medical students, pulmonologists and critical care physicians.

Quality care for critically ill patients

Other hospitals often transfer their sickest patients to our specialized intensive care units. Because of our dedicated staff of highly skilled nurses and intensivists (doctors who specialize in treating critically ill patients), our hospital ranks No. 6 nationally in survival rates.

Increasing the odds for sepsis survival

Sepsis, a severe illness caused by a bacterial infection, kills more than 200,000 people each year in the United States. Our critical care team determined the best ways to identify sepsis and treat it quickly.

In the past two years, our efforts have improved the sepsis survival rate by 30 percent for patients in our care.

To share these lifesaving approaches with hospitals across the region, we helped establish the Midwest Critical Care Collaborative.

Learn more about each of our pulmonary and critical care doctors.