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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

Susan Pearlstine Endowed Lectureship presents “The Typical and Atypical Spectrum of Sarcoidosis” 

Laura L. Koth, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Sarcoidosis Research Program
University of California

The presentation will be at Medicine Grand Rounds on February 23 at 8am

Click here for additional information on the Susan Pearlstine Endowed Lectureship

 

Congratulations to Lindsey Felton, Julie Driggers and Rebecca Strickland, who were all selected as Department of Medicine Employees of the Quarter!

The awards were presented at the Employee of the Quarter Ceremony January 28th.


 

Welcome to Dr. John Cox

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. John Cox to the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Cox brings more than 25 years of Pulmonary Medicine experience to his faculty position at MUSC.  For more information on
Dr. Cox, click his picture below.



 

Watch Dr. Tim Whelan's video about Tips for Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

Upcoming Events

Medicine Grand Rounds
February 23 at 8am

Laura L. Koth, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Sarcoidosis Research Program
University of California

"The Typical and Atypical Spectrum of Sarcoidosis”, presented by the Susan Pearlstine Endowed Lectureship