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.
- Annual Charity Ball celebrates 20th anniversaryFeb 27, 2015
- Annual student-hosted event to raise money for Houston H.O.M.E.S clinic and Camp for All.
- Genetics at the heart of cardiovascular healthFeb 26, 2015
- Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are looking at a new approach based on novel genetic studies when it comes to treating and preventing heart attacks and strokes for those who are not helped by statins alone.
- Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first timeFeb 26, 2015
- Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.
- Baylor College of Medicine receives an additional $11 million in state cancer funding Feb 23, 2015
- Baylor researchers receive nine new grants totaling $11.3 million in the latest round of funding awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
- Appropriate use of aspirin for heart health evaluatedFeb 23, 2015
- Baylor review finds that 1 in 10 patients were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for cardiovascular disease prevention.