Welcome to the College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

The UK College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is staffed by 22 faculty and 27 advanced practice providers (APPs), and has fellowship programs in pulmonary/critical care medicine, critical care medicine, and interventional pulmonary medicine with a total of 18 fellows.

The division provides inpatient care for all 44 medical intensive care unit (ICU) beds at UK Chandler Hospital and provides pulmonary consultative services for inpatients admitted to UK Chandler Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing excellence in patient care through our direct contact with patients, through our teaching programs, and with basic and clinical research. The division also provides clinical care in the ambulatory setting for all pulmonary diagnoses, including specialty clinics for pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, and sleep medicine. The research activities of the division are focused on respiratory muscle weakness, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and ICU outcomes.

The central reason we continue educational programs involving medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees is to improve the lives of our patients. Our focus in both our educational and research activities is to continually improve and discover ways to best deliver care that is important to our patients and their families. 

Eric Bensadoun, MD
Interim Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System

The College of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diseases and disorders of the respiratory system. Division physicians are certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care upon completion of three years of residency in internal medicine and three years in a pulmonary/critical care fellowship program.

At UK, in addition to holding the various pulmonary clinics, pulmonary physicians and nurse practitioners manage the treatment of critically-ill patients in the medical intensive care unit with a wide variety of illnesses. With consultation from other subspecialties of internal medicine, they are able to provide effective multidisciplinary care.

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