Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy


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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

Congratulations!  Dr. Ergün Önal who has received 2 awards for the 2014 Academic year: 

The Clifford G. Pilz, M.D. House Staff Award for the Attending Physician of the year
Attending of the Year Award from the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows.
Thank you Dr. Önal for your ongoing valued teaching.

Welcome to our new Faculty members:  Dr. Patrick Belvitch and Dr. Sunit Singla.

Welcome also to our new fellows:  Dr. Christian Ascoli, Dr. Farhan Zaidi-Pulmonary and Critical Care and Dr. Jimmy Doumit-Sleep. 

Congratulations!!   Elizabeth LeMaster received the Scholarly Activities Day Scientific Excellence Award for Student/Research Assistant

Israel Rubinstein, MD has co-edited a new book entitled "handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine From Bench to Bedside".   The book has been co-edited with Raj Bawa, MD, PhD from Bawa Biotech, LLC and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Gerald F. Audette, PhD from York University.

Roberto Machado, MD has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research Section in the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institute of Health. 



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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.