The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine offers a well-balanced program of clinical care, teaching and research. There are currently twelve faculty and nine pulmonary fellows. Critical care is the mainstay of the program with the section managing the medical intensive care units at both Augusta University Medical Center and Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Hospital.
The division also has busy consultation services, bronchoscopy and PFT labs, and specialty clinics at both hospitals. Other programs include Georgia Sleep Center, the Adult Cystic Fibrosis program, the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Interventional Pulmonology and the Tuberculosis Clinic. The division has two NIH funded basic science investigators and an active clinical investigation program.
Pulmonary faculty and fellows play an integral role in the Department of Medicine teaching program, including organizing the core curriculum medicine conference series, and supervising and teaching residents and students during ICU and consultation rotations. Pulmonary faculty and fellows are active in medical education programs outside the university and in the presentation of papers at national meetings.
A three-year fellowship program confers board eligibility in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.