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.  


Damanpaul Sondhi, MD
Unit Chief 




Todd Sheppard, MD





Laurie Lerner, MD





Adel Obaji, MD





Ming Chow, MD


wahl gary md



Gary Wahl, MD


lee david md



David Lee, MD





Michael Gurell, MD




 Andrew Swinburne, MD