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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.

News

New function for gene ABAT provides explanation for mitochondrial dysfunction disorderYesterday
What began as a clinical mystery ended up connecting the metabolism of an important neurotransmitter with the metabolism of nucleosides, as well as maintenance of the mitochondrial genome in a single gene called ABAT.
Christner named new dean of the School of Medicine at Baylor College of MedicineYesterday
Dr. Jennifer G. Christner has been named dean of the School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and will begin those duties on June 1, 2015.
Refrigerator magnet colors are the new black: Fresh clues to understanding synesthesiaYesterday
Magnetic alphabet letters offer clue to researchers in the role the environment plays in synesthesia – a condition in which the senses are blended.
Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation ups commitment to dedicated Baylor research center Yesterday
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation has announced an additional $200,000 gift to Baylor's center focused on this complex disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation systemMar 3, 2015
Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.