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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


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




Congratulations to Danielle Woodford for being recognized as Employee of the Quarter!

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


Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence Selected as one of 12 international sites to join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network.  Dr James and his colleagues at MUSC will collaborate with centers across the world to improve the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis


Upcoming Events

Sarcoidosis Support Group


Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2:00- 4:00pm

Join patients and family members from across the state as we discuss the
latest news and treatments available for Sarcoidosis. This is an excellent
opportunity to network with other patients.

We're providing light refreshments so please RSVP by October 20, 2018.

Sarcoidosis Support Group Event Flyer

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Valet parking will be available.


To RSVP please contact Katie Shoptaw 843-792-0373 or

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Event

Next Support Groups:

Disaster Preparedness: August 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00pm


Palliative Care & Emotional Support: November 12, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

Join patients and caregivers from across the state as we share information and advice about pulmonary fibrosis, breathing, transplants, research studies, and more. Guest speakers will address topics such as Disaster Preparedness and Palliative Care, and provide the latest information on research advancements and current clinical trials. Time will also be allotted to interact with fellow patients and caregivers.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Flyer

Ashley River Tower, Room 1119
25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, SC

*Valet Parking Available


To RSVP please contact Kali Potes: 843-792-9697