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    The program offers a three-year combined fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and has five positions available per year. Training focuses on developing clinical expertise as well as research skills in pulmonary disease, intensive care medicine, sleep disorders and allergic disease of the chest. 

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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care


Welcome to the homepage of the Division Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy 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




Pulmonary Staff Named Employees of the Quarter

Julie Driggers and Kalon Eways named Department of Medicine Employee of the Quarter - 3rd Quarter 2014

Pulmonary Employee of the Quarter 2014


Pulmonary Fellow Named Fellow of the Year

Third Year Fellow, Dr. Edward Kilb, was awarded "Fellow of the Year" at the Internal Medicine Resident Award Day ceremony on June 4, 2014

Pulmonary Employee of the Quarter 2014

Upcoming Events

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Education Day

July 18, 2014


CHEST 2014

October 25-30, 2014
Austin, TX