Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care
The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School consists of a caring team of specialized doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, technicians, and secretaries all dedicated to promoting health through direct patient care, education, and research. The Division has achieved international recognition for its patient care and research, and the Will Rogers Foundation has recognized its training program for fellows as a Program of Excellence. The high standards set by the Division and the scope of services available ensure that patients will receive the best care possible for a wide variety of respiratory problems.
Through the integration of teaching, direct patient care, and research the Division brings the finest, state-of-the-art care to all of our patients.
Teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of medical education is an integral divisional activity. Faculty participate in teaching pathophysiology to pre-clinical medical students at University of Massachusetts Medical School, medicine to medical students and residents rotating in the hospital wards and intensive care units, medicine to nurse practitioners in the Graduate School of Nursing, and pulmonary and critical care medicine to fellows in our training program. The multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Center also is highly active in training residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine and other Departments.
The Division provides clinical care in the areas of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, Sleep Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. On both the University and Memorial campuses, the Division cares for inpatients on the medical wards, through consultation services, in medical intensive care units, and in a new electronic ICU (eICU) that links intensive care units together. The Division also provides pulmonary services at long-term acute care (LTAC) facilities in the local Worcester area. Finally, ambulatory services are delivered in the Lung and Allergy Center on University campus.UMass facilities feature pulmonary function laboratories and a new state-of-the-art sleep medicine laboratory located at Prescott St. Other special programs within these clinics are a pulmonary rehabilitation program, adult and pediatric allergy and immunology services, cough clinic, dyspnea clinic, asthma co-management program, home ventilator care program, and an interventional pulmonary program.
Research is an important emphasis of the Division. NIH funded basic research laboratories study host defense against tuberculosis (PI: Kornfeld). Of particular note is that one member of our division, Dr. Richard Irwin, is currently Editor-in-Chief of a major pulmonology journal, Chest. The Division's basic research laboratories and numerous clinical studies have all been productive and continue to provide important learning opportunities for pulmonary and critical care fellows in the Division.
Mon- Fri 8am-4:30pm
non-office hours ask for the pulmonary physician on call