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

Physical ailments often confused with behavioral issuesYesterday
For some children a health problem could be to blame for acting up in class or even a drop in grades. Our experts say what might look like a behavioral issue could actually be a sign of hearing loss, sleep apnea or a voice problem.
Vocal health tips for teachersAug 26, 2015
According to our experts, back-to-school isn’t just for the students, teachers need to prepare, as well, by performing vocal warm-ups to keep their voice healthy during the school year.
Center for Drug Discovery awarded grant from the Welch FoundationAug 26, 2015
The DNA-encoded chemistry technology platform in the Center for Drug Discovery has been awarded a $2.8 million grant by the Welch Foundation to support discovering next-generation drugs.
Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosisAug 24, 2015
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.
Neonatal hypoglycemia may affect school-age academic outcomesAug 24, 2015
According to our researchers, newborns with transient low blood sugar may have lower literacy and math achievement test scores in fourth grade.