Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
Our Interstitial Lung Disease Program at the University of Minnesota fosters a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung disease. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has selected our clinic as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Center Network, one of only 40 in the nation. We have physicians with specialties in:
- Environmental Exposures
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Transplantation
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
This multidisciplinary approach includes collaboration with specialists in rheumatology, thoracic radiology, pulmonary pathology, sleep medicine, lung transplantation and thoracic surgery. Our dedicated group of professionals will diagnosis and treat your overall symptoms to find the exact reason you are having problems.
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Center Network (CCN) sites are committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with pulmonary fibrosis. As a result of this multidisciplinary team approach, patients benefit from receiving an accurate diagnosis, obtaining recommendations for continuing care, gaining assistance in acquiring essential social services, and having the opportunity to participate in collaborative research. CCN sites work with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to actively engage their local pulmonary fibrosis communities to enrich patients’ quality of life, conduct educational events, and facilitate research initiatives.
The University of Minnesota Medical Center is ranked a high-performing hospital by US News & World Report, in 12 adult specialties, pulmonary medicine being one of those specialties. Our advanced technologies such as multislice spiral CT and transplant services were rated highest as is the survival following admission. We are able to offer patients clinical trials because of our long standing robust research program. We are committed to maintain a high standard for clinical care as we continue to be on the forefront of efforts to seek new ways to improve the lives of our patients.