The section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine offers a well-balanced program of clinical care, teaching and research. There are currently 13 full-time faculty and 7 pulmonary fellows. Critical care is the mainstay of the program with the section managing the medical intensive care units at both Georgia Regents University (GRU) and Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals.
The section also has busy consultation services, bronchoscopy and PFT labs, and specialty clinics at both hospitals. Other programs include Georgia Sleep Center, the Adult Cystic Fibrosis program, the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, and Tuberculosis Clinic. The section has 2 NIH funded basic science investigators and an active clinical investigation program.
Pulmonary faculty and fellows play an integral role in the Department of Medicine teaching program, including organizing the summer acute medicine conference series, and supervising and teaching residents and students during ICU and consultation rotations. Pulmonary faculty are active in medical education programs outside the university and in the presentation of papers at national meetings.
A three-year fellowship program confers board eligibility in pulmonary, and critical care medicine.