Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy


 Featured News



Congratulations to Dr. Bharati Prasad for being awarded the 2014 Department of Medicine Innovative Funding Award.

Welcome to our new 2015 Sleep Fellow!
Alejandra Lastra, MD

Welcome to our new 2015 Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows!

Ashvini Damodaran, MD
Jimmy Doumit, MD
Zaid Shakir, MD
Asharul Usmani, MD

Congratulations to Myung-Jin Oh on a successful defense of his thesis titled:
"Mechanisms and Consequences of oxLDL induced endothelial cell stiffening"

2014 Employee Recognition Awards

25 years of service: 
Dr. Ergün Önal
15 years of service:
Helene Gussin
10 years of service:
Kerry-Ann Bartley
5 years of service:  
Dr. Bharati Prasad            

Not many professors of medicine get to teach at their alma mater, let alone train two generations of doctors within their own families.
Dr. Melvin Lopata an attendee of Navy Pier it's almost becoming routine.  In the 40 years he's taught at UIC, Lopata has had two sons, a niece and a great-nephew in class.  Photo of Sam Rubinstein, MD '14.
2014 A Breath of Hope Research Fellowship Grant awarded to
Rama Kamesh Bikkavilli, PhD, Assistant Professor. 
This is a $150,000 grant to support lung cancer research.

Kamesh Bikkavilli




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Steve Dudek, MD
Dr. Steve Dudek
Associate Professor and Chief

Welcome to the website for the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  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.

Please view our links to find out more about who we are and what we do.