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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

Dr. Chitra Lal has been selected to participate in the ATS Sleep Core Curriculum for 2016

The invitations for the Core Curriculum were decided by the ATS Clinical Core Curriculum Working Group and target junior to mid-career colleagues who are regarded as dynamic and engaging teachers. Congratulations Dr. Lal!
 

Dr. Rissmiller has been selected by our Internal Medicine residents to receive the Michael E. Assey Attending of the Year Award 

Dr. Rissmiller will be receiving this award on June 3rd at the Awards Day Lunch. 
 

Congratulations to Dr. Alice Boylan on promotion to Full Professor and to Dr. Nick Pastis on promotion to Associate Professor
 

Pulmonary Fellows Dr. Brett Bade and Dr. Neeti Kandora have been selected to receive a 2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship

Both Fellows received this scholarship based on the quality of their abstract as reviewed by the Assembly on Thoracic Oncology Program Committee Chair.  

They will receive the Scholarship certificates at the 2015 Assembly Membership Meeting taking place at the ATS International Conference in Denver.
 

Dr. Nichole Tanner has been awarded the first ever 2015 ATS Thoracic Oncology Assembly (TOA) Early Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to the field of thoracic oncology early in his or her career. 

Dr. Tanner will receive the award on May 18th at the annual TOA Membership Meeting at the ATS International Conference in Denver.
 

MUSC's MICU Staff helps patient achieve his last wish 

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Upcoming Events

Drs. Boylan, Ford, and Janet Byrne, RN will give Interdisiplinary Critical Care Grand Rounds on June 3rd at 12-1pm in the 2 West Amphitheatre


The topic will be A Physician's Journey with ARDS and Beyond.
Please see the flyer for more details.