- General Information
- Contact Staff
- Diagnostic and Treatment Services
- Specialty Care Programs
- Locations of Patient Care Services
- Where to Call for Appointments
- Clinical Research Studies
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides complete diagnostic and treatment services and facilities for patients with all types of diseases of the respiratory system. Patients are accommodated at various sites within the Northwestern University - McGaw Medical Center depending upon the nature of their disease and treatment needs. Close liaison is maintained with related disciplines — Thoracic Surgery, Radiology, Oncology, Cardiology etc. — so that our physicians continue to participate in the care of their patients when the services of other medical specialists become necessary or an unrelated illness occurs. Our physicians provide full medical supervision of the medical intensive care units at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center. All of the physicians are fully certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the sub-specialty Board of Pulmonary Diseases. Some are also certified in Critical Care Medicine or Sleep Medicine.
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Practice Group
All patient appointments, including Cardiopulmonary Hyptertension and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sleep Disorders, Airways Disease, and Occupational Lung Disease: 312/695-1800
Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the Rehabiliattin Institute of Chicago:
Adult Cystic Fibrosis
Joanne Cullina, RN, MSD
Children's Memorial Hospital
Pulmonary Function Laboratory at NMH
Interviews and examinations of ambulatory patients are conducted at one or more of the outpatient facilities noted under Location of Patient Care Services. Chest x-ray films and pulmonary function tests, if needed, can be obtained at the same day and usually at the same location as the examination. Special x-ray procedures such as a CT (CAT) scan, bronchoscopy, exercise tests, sleep studies etc. are readily available within the Medical Center, but require scheduling in advance.
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center - This center is part of a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) program that has been developed in conjunction with Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Manu Jain, CF Medical Director, and Joanne Cullina, RN, MSN, CF Coordinator, use a "teamwork" approach with direct involvement by respiratory therapists nutritionists, and social workers in each patient's care. Outpatient visits are scheduled for Thursday mornings at Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60614-3363. For appointments call (312) 695-2003.
Asthma - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program - The Northwestern Asthma-COPD Program provides a full range of services including comprehensive diagnostics, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient education programs, and clinical research. The program’s goal is to help patients manage their disease effectively and live full and active lives while also generating and expanding knowledge regarding these two very important respiratory diseases. Patients are seen by Dr. Thomas Corbridge, Dr. Ravi Kalhan, Dr. Sharon Rosenberg, and Dr. Lewis Smith, at NMFF’s Medical Specialties at 675 N. St. Clair, 18 - 250 Galter. For appointments, please call (312) 695-1800. Click here for more information.
Occupational Lung Disease - Medical evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected or established lung disease related to workplace exposures are available at any time. Call (312) 695-8500 for an appointment.
CardioPulmonary Hypertension Program - A joint program by Pumonary and Cardiology, patients with cardiopulmonary hypertension are seen in outpatient and inpatient services. Drs. Michael Cuttica, Jane Dematte, and Sanjiv Shah see patients on Wednesdays at the Medical Specialties clinic located at 675 N. St. Clair, Galter 18 - 250. Jennifer Edens, NP, is the coordinator of the program. For appointments, please call (312)695-1800.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program - A comprehensive pulmonary physical training and education for patients with emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interstitial lung disease This programs featureas a multidisciplinary approach to pulmonary rehabilitation.. The team consists of a pulmonary physician and respiratory therapist, physical therapist, clinical psychologist and nutritionist. . Patients are seen at RIC
The Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) Medical Specialties Clinic is located at 675 North St. Clair Street on the 18th Floor of the Galter Pavillion, Room 250. — Patients with most pulmonary diseases are seen at this facility. NMFF is a large, multi-specialty group medical practice. All of the medical staff are faculty members of the Northwestern University Medical School, and are on the staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
A program for patients with Adult Cystic Fibrosis is conducted in conjunction with the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Memorial Hospital and NMFF. This program features outpatient and home care surveillance, patient and family education, and genetic counseling where indicated.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) ia located at 345 East Superior Street. RIC's pulmonary rehabilitation program includes supervised graded and monitored physical reconditioning, breathing training, and patient education, and is available for patients with emphysema, bronchitis, COPD, and other chronic lung diseases. Services are also provided for patients before and after undergoing lung reduction surgery and lung transplantation. Patients can enroll for either brief or longer term programs, and then return to their regular physician for ongoing supervision or continue their care with our physicians.
The Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Bronchoscopy Suite at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located at 251 East Huron on the 8th floor of the Feinberg Pavilion, Room 8-576. Most patients with respiratory symptoms are seen at this facility at one time or another. It is located in Feinberg Pavilion, the east tower of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Routine breathing tests, exercise tests, measurements of blood oxygen, and tests regarding work capacity and work related lung problems are done at this location. If a bronchoscopic examination or an examination of the fluid secretions from the lungs is needed they are also done at 9-568 Feinberg
Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 820 South Damen Ave. — Our physicians also provide full services at this facility. Outpatient and in-hospital care are restricted to those who are eligible.
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation:
Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital:
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, all programs:
Veterans Affairs Chicago Health Care System:
The Pulmonary and Critical Care Division participates in a wide range of clinical research studies using both the inpatient and outpatient settings at Northwestern University. In some of the outpatient studies new therapies for diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema), bronchiectasis, adult cystic fibrosis and sleep disordered breathing are tested. Further information about active clinical studies can be obtained on our Clinical Research page or at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Institutes (NUCATS).