Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PACCS) encompasses all facets of medicine that relate to lung science. Over 30 faculty are employed in this division providing broad expertise, a diverse clinical practice, and fellowship training at four hospitals.
With generous support from the NIH, VA Research Service, American Lung Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and several other private foundations, we are committed to providing our students the best graduate and postgraduate education in lung science available today.
PACCS proudly features internationally-recognized programs in Critical Care Medicine, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease , Physiology of Mechanical Ventilation, Genetics of Asthma, Fungal Infections, and Sleep-disordered Breathing.
The division is expanding with major new investments from the Medical School and Academic Health Center. Training is offered in Lung Cell and Molecular Biology, Bioengineering and Clinical Trials, with joint Masters and PhD programs.
We strive to find cures for Acute Lung Injury, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension and other deadly lung diseases as we continuously improve current preventive strategies and treatment modalities.