Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and 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.

   Steve Dudek

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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    Congratulations to the 2015 Internal Medicine Award Winners from our division:
            Certificate of Excellence  Melvin Lopata, MD
            Jose Arruda Fellow of the Year Award for Excellence
                         in Teaching Travis Yamanaka, MD
      The Department of Medicine Advisory Committee elections were held and Dr. Jeff Jacobson has been elected to serve on the DOM Advisory Committee.
      On June 17, 2015, a day that will live in UIC PCCSA history, the past-prime PCCSA attendings took on the NBA-prospect fellows in a closely fought contest on the basketball court. By agreement, the team scoring the last basket was declared the winner and champion.  True to his leadership of the division Dr. Steve Dudek made a bucket in the closing second of the contest (at the buzzer) to propel the attendings into the winning circle.  A tough contest but the fellows will have to hone their skills and execute better if they hope to match the attendings who already are talking dynasty.  Fun for all and hoping all the faculty recover from the rigorous game.  We hear a match up against Cardiology will be in the future.
      Our division is proud of our faculty that have been awarded "Best Doctors 2015" by Best Doctors, Inc.
Dr. Steven M. Dudek
Dr. Kevin L. Kovitz
Dr. Roberto F. Machado
Dr. Dean Schraufnagel
       American Lung Association Grant Awarded to
Patrick Belvitch, MD.  

Patrick will be studying the cellular mechanisms of leaky blood vessels in the lung, focusing on how specific proteins regulate the formation of gaps between cells that lead to the leakage of fluid into the lung airspaces.  By understanding these mechanisms, he hopes to be able to develop treatments for
this condition.  Congrats Pat!!!

Contact Us:

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

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

Patient Appointments: