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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


MESSAGE FROM THE DIVISION DIRECTOR

Welcome to the homepage of the Division Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. Our Division is firmly committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research.

Clinical care With a team of nationally-renowned faculty, the division offers a wide range of clinical services including general and specialized ambulatory clinics, in-patient pulmonary consultation, interventional bronchoscopy and critical care services. In addition, it provides multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical-research centers related to interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, rare lung diseases, atypical mycobacterial diseases, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, and the evaluation of sleep-disordered breathing, among many others.  Outreach clinics in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston extend pulmonary care to patients in the region. The Division has been listed regularly in the top hospitals by US News and World Report and takes great pride in providing outstanding clinical care to all of our patients.

Lynn M. Schnapp, MD
Education A major focus of the division is training the next generation of leaders in pulmonary medicine.   Under the leadership of Dr. Nick Pastis, our 3-year Fellowship Program provides outstanding clinical training leading to Board eligibility in both Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.  We also provide training and mentoring in laboratory- and patient-based research to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows.  The fellowship program offers customizable schedules to train physician-scientists and clinician educators. The Division plays an integral role in the education of medical students and house staff at the University Hospitals and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
 
Research The investigative programs of the Division seek to increase our understanding of lung biology and disease, and utilize state of the art approaches ranging from molecular biology to clinical trials. We constantly strive to translate discoveries made at the bench into practices that will benefit patients. Major research interests include lung injury and repair, fibrotic lung disorders, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and health services research.  Our clinical research programs participate in a number of national and international research networks including the NIH-funded "Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis (GRADS) Study", and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Therapeutics Development Network.
 


Lynn M Schnapp, MD

Division Chief
Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine

 



 

News

Congratulations to Abbi Reed and Cameron Hay for being recognized as Employees of the Quarter!

Nominees consistently demonstrate exceptional service, commitment to job excellence, innovation and initiative, and go above and beyond the call of duty.

 

MUSC sarcoidosis clinic becomes the first clinic in the state to be recognized as a Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) and World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) Sarcoidosis Clinic

 

MUSC named one of the first national Telehealth Centers of Excellence with HRSA grant

"As co-principal investigators on the award, Dr. Ford and Dr. Cristaldi will leverage the amazing work of our Center for Telehealth’s programs and MUSC’s scientific resources to focus on recommendations and solutions to universally complex telehealth barriers such as systems-level telehealth integration, provider engagement, open access networks, and rigorous financial evaluations".- Shawn Valenta

 

Upcoming Events

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Event

Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Valet parking will be available.

 

Guest speakers to include a respiratory therapist to speak on oxygen delivery devices, and a PFF Ambassador.  PFF Ambassadors offer hope and inspiration to those affected with PF by speaking about their experiences, promoting disease awareness, and providing up-to-date information.  Time will also be allotted to interact with fellow patients and caregivers and to learn about clinical research opportunities. We look forward to having you join us!

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Event Flyer

To RSVP or if you are interested in attending the support group remotely, please contact Katie Shoptaw
843-792-0373 or benfiel@musc.edu

Sarcoidosis Support Group

  

April Is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month!

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Event

Come meet other patients, learn more about sarcoidosis and help increase awareness!

Saturday, April 21st from 12:00- 3:00pm

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Food and free parking will be provided

Sarcoidosis Support Group Event Flyer

To RSVP please contact Katie Shoptaw
843-792-0373 or benfiel@musc.edu

Sponsored by the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence