Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
The section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is nationally and internationally recognized for its patient care, investigative and training activities. This is the result of more than 40 years of continuous work and growth. Over the last 22 years under the leadership of Dr. Jack Elias, Dr. Patty Lee and Dr. Lynn Tanoue, the section has expanded its clinical, research, and educational programs.
Specialized clinical programshave been established to address the diversity of the diseases and disorders of the respiratory tract. In addition to a large outpatient program out of the Winchester Chest Clinic, the section provides consultative care to all adult inpatient services and primary care in the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU) at Yale New Haven Hospital (Y-NHH) and the Smilow Cancer Center. The section is also in charge of the outpatient clinic at the Veterans Administration (VA) CT Medical center at the Newington and West Haven campuses, and MICU at the West Haven campus. The Yale Sleep Center is one of the largest practices, with offices throughout CT, specialized in sleep disorders.
Research at the Section has a broad portfolio that includes basic bench-studies of disease pathogenesis, translational studies in asthma and pulmonary fibrosis, to clinical studies of cognitive impairment in the MICU and cardiovascular impact of sleep apnea. The world class research conducted at the Section continues to be at the forefront of the battle against morbidity and mortality secondary to lung diseases, critical illness and sleep disorders.
The PCCM fellowship training program, under the Directorship of Dr. Margaret Pisani, continues to enjoy an outstanding national and international reputation for quality, and is among the top training programs in the Nation. Graduates of our program are highly sought after in academic medicine programs. Under the sponsorship of the Section's T32 NIH sponsored training grant, fellows receive advanced training in molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, statistics, study design and clinical research. The sleep medicine fellowship program, directed by Dr. Francoise Roux is an exceptional training program in sleep disorders. In addition to these training opportunities under the section, fellows may obtain advanced degrees through the PhD Program in Investigative Medicine and the Masters in Public Health at the Yale School of Epidemiology.