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The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine takes pride in its ability to address the diagnostic and therapeutic concerns of patients with a broad variety of pulmonary diseases. The general pulmonary clinics occur in three venues:

  • Our teamThe clinic of Strong Memorial Hospital is located in the Ambulatory Care Center of the URMC and boasts 9 examinations rooms, two bronchoscopy suites, and a full service state of the art pulmonary function lab. 
  • The Mary Parkes Asthma Center is an off site facility with a focus on general pulmonary medicine, obstructive lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.  MPAC also boasts a full pulmonary function lab, procedure rooms, 9 examination rooms, and is conveniently located next to a radiology suite capable of providing same hour services if the need arises. MPAC also houses the outpatient allergy clinic of the URMC thus fostering collaboration between the two disciplines.  Dr. Jim White heads the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at MPAC and is involved in numerous national trials focusing on therapeutics.  Finally, MPAC has the ability to monitor airway inflammation using exhaled nitric oxide as a surrogate and provides for translational research in asthma.
  • Highland Hospital, a UR Medicine affiliate, has two pulmonologists seeing patients and includes a complete pulmonary function laboratory, which in addition to conventional pulmonary function testing, has the capability of performing altitude simulation and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. This allows for most pulmonary function testing to be completed at the initial visit so as to integrate the physiology and radiographic data with the clinical assessment. Many of our current and past residents and fellows had their first experiences in pulmonary medicine in this environment so conducive to understanding the complexities of pulmonary disease. Dr. Michael Kallay, who directs the Highland division, has been involved in clinical trials in interstitial lung disease and has a large patient population of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Serban Staicu, who directs the chronic ventilator service at Highland Hospital, sees outpatients at the Highland clinic, as well as at the Mary Parkes Asthma Center, and the FF Thompson pulmonary clinic.

The Pulmonary Division also offers specialty clinical programs in the following: