Pulmonary Critical Care

The Pulmonary Medicine Unit at Rochester General Hospital is comprised of 9 full-time and 2 part-time faculty active in patient care, teaching and research.  The Pulmonary Unit divides it’s time between Inpatient and Outpatient services.  Inpatient, the Pulmonary faculty staff the Medical ICU, and provide both a general Pulmonary Consultation Service and unit specific consultation on a Respiratory Step-down unit.   The Pulmonary Unit typically evaluates 15-20 new inpatients and 20-30 new outpatients each week.  

Medical residents are asked to evaluate a minimum of ten to fifteen patients per week.  There are daily opportunities for review of pulmonary function tests, weekly Pathology conference, weekly Chest Conference and weekly Radiology conference.  By the end of the rotation, the medical resident should be able to interpret pulmonary function tests, understand the proper indications for fiberoptic bronchoscopy and the proper use of specialized radiology for diagnosis of respiratory disease.  The resident will improve his or her skills in managing common lung disorders, such as bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, pneumonia and lung masses, in addition to seeing patients with a wide range of less common forms of pulmonary disease.  

Faculty: 

SondhiDamanpaul
 
Damanpaul Sondhi, MD
Unit Chief 

SheppardTodd

 

 

Todd Sheppard, MD

 

LernerLaurie

 

 

Laurie Lerner, MD

 

ObajiAdel

 

 

Adel Obaji, MD

 

ChowMing

 

 

Ming Chow, MD

 

wahl gary md

 

 

Gary Wahl, MD

 

lee david md

 

 

David Lee, MD

 

GurellMichael

 

 

Michael Gurell, MD

 

SwinburneAndrew

 

 Andrew Swinburne, MD