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Pulmonary

Ohio State's Pulmonary Division consists of Pulmonary care, Allergy and Asthma care, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been consistently ranked in U.S.News & World Report. This division also works in conjunction with the Center for Critical Care and the Comprehensive Transplant Center, which is the only organization in central Ohio that offers adult lung transplants. We strive to improve the lives of patients with pulmonary, critical care, sleep or allergic disease through participating in research that provides patients with new treatment options.

Our dedicated team of physicians is trained to treat conditions including, but not limited to:
Allergy
Asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Emphysema
Lung disease
Pulmonary hypertension
Sleep-related breathing disorders


Clinical Points of Excellence

 

  • The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is unique because it is the only center in the region with physicians who are also researchers and teachers.
  • The Lung Volume Reduction Surgery program was the first in the nation to receive a two-year Certification of Distinction from the Joint Commission.
  • 10 of our faculty members were named to the “Best Doctors in America” list for Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
  • As part of an academic medical center, we provide patients the most advanced treatments with technology and support from sub-specialists in all fields of medicine.

Research Points of Excellence

 

  • Ohio State's Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) is one of 19 centers in the nation that form the American Lung Association ACRC network. We are participating in several active trials to facilitate enhanced management of asthma and prevention of asthma death.
  • We are a lead center among 20 universities nationwide that are participating in a clinical trial that aims to determine whether treating acid reflux could play a role in relieving asthma symptoms, especially by reducing the frequency of asthma attacks.
  • A recent study conducted by our physicians found differences in the methods that family physicians and pulmonologists use to diagnose exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, which may lead to inaccurate or missed diagnoses and unnecessary morbidity.
  • Our faculty members conduct National Institutes of Health funded research in areas of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and multi-organ failure; acute and chronic lung injury and the role of cytokines and oxidant injury; mitochondrial dysfunction; monocytes/macrophage-mediated lung inflammation; cell life and cell death in inflammatory lung diseases; and processes
    leading to improved outcomes in the intensive care unit.
  • Other areas of research include HIV-associated emphysema; molecular mechanisms underlying sleep apnea and obesity; critical pathways connecting sleep apnea with heart failure; and multidisciplinary questions in heart in lung disease.

Ohio State is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals in pulmonology, and Ohio State's Lung Center is the only comprehensive lung and pulmonary center in central Ohio. Schedule an appointment with Ohio State's pulmonary experts. Call 614-293-4925.