Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

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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.
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Steve Dudek, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy 
  Patient Care
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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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  The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy is pleased to announce that the following faculty members and fellow were recognized at the Department of Medicine Residents' recent "2017 End of the Year" party:

Ergün Önal, MD (Faculty)
"Chief Residents' Choice Award" in Recognition of Extraordinary Dedication to the Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine

Dustin Fraidenburg, MD (Faculty)
"New Attending of the Year 2017" and "Attending of the Year 2017"

Min Joo, MD and Dustin Fraidenburg, MD (Faculty)
"Certificate of Excellence Award" for Attendings receiving a 9 or above on a scale of 1-10 on the Annual Faculty Teaching Survey by the Internal Medicine Residents

Paul Lederer, MD (Fellow)
The Jose Arruda MD Award for "Excellence in Teaching Fellow the Year Award"

Kevin Haas Award

Dr. Kevin P. Haas, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy recently received $50,000 from the Respiratory Health Association (RHA) for his research entitled "Pulmonary Nodule Diagnostic and Therapeutic Timeliness Study (PuNDiTT)".  Pictured from left to right: Mr. Joel Africk, President & Chief Executive Officer of RHA, Dr. Kevin Kovitz, Professor of Medicine  and Surgery, UIC, Dr. Kevin Haas, Recipient and Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UIC.

  Announcing the opening of the Sleep Laboratory on the 9th floor of the
Jesse Brown VA Damen Pavilion!

After several years of effort and with the Department of Medicine, Engineering, Biomedical Service, Nursing, Chief of Staff, and Director level support, we are proud to announce the opening of a fully functional, in house Sleep Laboratory on the 9th floor of the Damen Pavilion.  Testing includes full nocturnal polysomnography, sleep prescription titration, daytime testing for occupational evaluation
for drivers and for narcolepsy.

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Photo on Left: Drs. Jeff Ryan, Bharati Prasad and Howard Jaffe
Photo on Right: Drs. Jawad Hussain, Elsa Gabreleski, Bharati Prasad, Melvin Lopata and Ikuyo Imayama

"On March 29th, over 40 ATS members and patient advocates traveled to Capitol Hill to advocate for increased research funding, health care reform that ensures affordable health insurance coverage and for legislation to expand research and treatment for veterans with burn pit exposures. ATS members came from 23 states across the country with members of Congress and their staff to discuss the policy priorities of the American Thoracic Society. UIC was represented by Dustin Fraidenburg, M.D. who is seen here on the far left with the House Representative Danny Davis whose congressional district includes UIC Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center."  

In the picture from left to right Dustin Fraidenburg (UIC), Aaron Hamvas (Lurie Children's hospital), Beth Sufian (Cystic Fibrosis advocate), Paula Hamvas (Tobacco educator), David Gozal (ATS president and University of Chicago pediatric pulmonologist), Danny Davis (US rep.), Sonal Malhotra (Ped Pulm Fellow, Lurie Children's hospital), Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric (WashU pediatric pulmonologist),
Nuala Moore (ATS staff).

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2017 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS)
Christian Ascoli, MD a 3rd year fellow in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care,
Sleep & Allergy was selected to receive the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2017
Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS). The goal of the MTDS program
is to increase representation of underrepresented minorities as defined by the
NIH (e.g., African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native and Pacific
                              Islander) in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine research by providing an
                               opportunity for these trainees in U.S. based programs to attend the
                                    ATS International Conference.  Dr. Ascoli will be presented the award at the
                     ATS Diversity Forum in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 21, 2017. 
Congratulations Dr. Ascoli!


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  Dr. Jerry Krishnan, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, published a seminal manuscript
  in the European Respiratory Journal, March 2017

       Management of COPD Exacerbations: A European Respiratory 
                        Society/American Thoracic Society Guideline

  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects about 15 million Americans and is the
third leading cause of death in the U.S.  COPD exacerbations are common and lead to millions of emergency department visits and over 700,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. alone.  This report presents updated evidence-based recommendations by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) / American Thoracic Society (ATS) for the management of COPD exacerbations related to corticosteroid therapy, antibiotic therapy, noninvasive mechanical ventilation, home-based management, and early pulmonary rehabilitation in patients having a COPD exacerbation. The guideline writing committee was co-chaired by Jadwiga A. Wedzicha, MD, (representing ERS) and Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD (representing ATS).”


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

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