Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

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  Education We provide outstanding training in both our Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship and Sleep fellowship programs.



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Welcome to our new faculty!  
(L-R: Dustin Fraidenburg, MD, Kevin Haas, MD (Interventional Pulmonologist) and Valentin Prieto Centurion, MD)​

Dudek Care Award
(L-R: Lisa Stigger, Sue Hammerschmidt, Dr. Bharati Prasad, Dr. George Kondos, Dr. Dean Schraufnagel, Dr. Steve Dudek, Dr. Patricia Finn, Alejandra Martinez and Krystle Stewart)
Dr. Steve Dudek (Chief, Division of Pulmonary) received the "CARE Award" because of his compassion and professionalism in taking care of a family whose member had multi-system organ failure with no curative treatment left to offer, only comfort care.  Dr. Dudek was very patient with the family, explaining the clinical issues in a way that was understood and was very gentle in discussing end of life treatment options.  He did not rush any of the conversation and was very patient with questions and follow up information.  His kind and gentle communication with this family helped them make some difficult decisions for their very sick loved one.
    The 1st ever A Breath of Hope Chicago Lung Run/Walk 5k was held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. It was a great success. Proceeds from this event went to support lung cancer research programs at the UIC Cancer Center and the A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.

Lung Run/Walk Lung Walk pic 2 Lung Walk pic 3

Congrats to Mary Pasquinelli, APN for her Scientific Excellence Award - Staff Category at the Department of Medicine's annual Scholarly Activity Day.

"Personal and Structural Determinants of Health in UI Healthcare of High Risk Lung Cancer Screened Population" 





Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD has been awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Population Health Research for
his exceptional contributions to UIC's scholarly efforts in
the area of health services research.


Dr. Patricia Finn recently co-authored a book chapter in Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine entitled "Where Do We Go from Here? Improving Disparities in Respiratory Health".  This book discusses health disparities in respiratory medicine and suggests methods to reduce them.


Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovative basic and clinical research, excellent patient care, and quality education.

Our division directs the medical intensive care unit at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. We provide consultative services to the cardiac intensive care unit, stem cell and solid organ transplantation unit, and the neurosurgical intensive care unit, as well as to inpatients and outpatients on all adult services. In addition to our involvement within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, we operate several outpatient pulmonary, allergy, and sleep clinics on the UIC campus. We treat both common and unusual illnesses, and our team of faculty members are actively involved in research concerning asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, scleroderma-related lung disease, sleep apnea, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases.

Our division recently added a Sleep Fellowship program. Both the Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep fellows are an integral part of all of the division’s many operations. As a division, we are passionate about respiratory and sleep-related issues, and we strive to foster an environment of learning and research partnered with an exceptional, compassionate approach toward our patients.

   Steve Dudek Hsp pic

Steve Dudek, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

Contact Us:

Administrative Office:
840 S. Wood St. (MC 719)
Room 920-N CSB (Clinical Sciences Building)
Chicago, IL 60612-7323
Phone: 312-996-8039
Fax: 312-996-4665

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM

Patient Appointments: