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 
Research We are committed to advancing knowledge and translating advances in research into clinical practice.
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  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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Welcome our New Fellows for 2017


Pulmonary and Critical Care

Miriam Anis, MD
Yu Htwe, MD
Ikuyo Imayama, MD
Stephanie LaBedz, MD

Sleep Medicine

Saveena Manhas, MD
Wassim Wadie Assaf, MD



The International Congress on Cell Volume Regulation was organized by Dr. Irena Levitan in Chicago, August 2016.  The congress brought together more than 40 speakers from the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia and was supported by a multi-PI R13 conference grant from the NHLBI (lead PI Dr. Levitan).  Many, many thanks to Karen Gordon, Alejandra Martinez and Jean Fitzpatrick who helped at all stages of the organization and grant submission and made this event possible!  Conference website designed by Gregory Kowalsky: http://giscientific.com/cvr/

Dr. Irena Levitan's new book "Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease" that was co-edited with Dr. Alex Dopico, U of Tennessee was published earlier this Summer by Springer.  It has 18 chapters written by the leading experts in the field and UIC is represented by 2 chapters - Drs. Asrar Malik and Irena Levitan.  Gregory Kowalsky (UIC) designed the front page.  This book is generating significant interest and its cumulative downloads is about 2000, about 100 downloads for each chapter which is quite amazing (see link below).   




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: