Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is nationally recognized for its excellence in healthcare, research and education.

The section has total research support of $4.8 million from federal and private research grants including lung cancer, asthma, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, transitional medicine, lung transplant, and cystic fibrosis.

Many physicians from the section are national and international experts. Together, they offer an incredibly large array of services, from general pulmonary and sleep medicine to highly specialized advanced lung diseases, such as including pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, adult cystic fibrosis, COPD/asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung and heart-lung transplantation, critical care, and interventional pulmonology.

The section offers four fellowship programs, including Pulmonary & Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Lung Transplantation, and Sleep Medicine. Many alumni and former fellows can be found in academic, research and healthcare leadership roles.


Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysemaYesterday
Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Grants support Baylor researchers’ work on immunotherapy for leukemiaOct 2, 2015
Two Baylor researchers have received Translational Research Grants for projects that use immunotherapy approaches to treat leukemia.
Pegylated enzyme helps in mice with urea cycle disorderOct 2, 2015
A specially engineered, long-lasting form of the enzyme arginase, which converts arginine to ornithine, reduces levels of arginine in the blood after both single and repeated doses in mice with arginase deficiency.
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital study will look at best treatment for prolonged seizuresOct 1, 2015
A study to determine which of three drugs commonly used to treat a condition called status epilepticus is most effective begins this month.
Carlos Slim Foundation renews commitment to fighting Chagas with contribution to Baylor College of MedicineSep 30, 2015
Carlos Slim Foundation has renewed its commitment to combat Chagas through a contribution to the National School of Tropical Medicine for the Chagas Vaccine Initiative.