Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides services at Loyola University Medical Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitaland RML Specialty Hospital. Together our hospitals have approximately 800 acute care beds of which 200 are adult intensive care beds. The Loyola University Hospital is rated as having one of the highest patient acuity level in Illinois. The Lung Transplantation Program is one of the most active programs in the country. The Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitalis a referral base for other VA hospitals in the region. is one of the largest long-term acute care hospital in the nation.

Our Division offers care for patients with advanced lung disease and sleep disorders. Our asthma program has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treatment of this disorder. Other unique services of our division include acute and chronic ventilator management of patients with spinal cord injury, electrophrenic pacing of the diaphragm, and brachytherapy for lung cancer.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine consists of 15 full-time faculty members. Research with extramural funding includes projects in cellular mechanisms in acute lung injury, acute and chronic lung rejection, control of breathing, respiratory muscle function, mechanisms of patient-ventilator interactions, sleep-disordered breathing, and exercise rehabilitation in COPD.

Loyola University Medical Center has a fully accredited and highly competitive three-year Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine that trains up to 12 fellows. The fellows are trained to be skilled physician-scientists through intense clinical exposure and several months devoted to research. The program's strength in Critical Care Medicine lies in its vast resource of critically ill patients, active critical care research by faculty members, and close teaching affiliation with other specialties.

Sean forsythe, md

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship

Contact us

To schedule an appointment, please contact Loyola Central Scheduling at (708) 216-8563.

Administration Office:
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
Building 54 - Room 131A
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-0461
Fax: (708) 216-6839

Pulmonary & Critical Care

Daniel Dilling
Daniel Dilling
M.D., FACP, FCCP, FAASM
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lung Disease, Lung Transplantation, COPD, Emphysema, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Lymphangiole...
Patrick Fahey
Patrick Fahey
M.D., FACP, FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, COPD, General Pulmonary Disorders
Sean Forsythe
Sean Forsythe
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lung Disease, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Critical Care
James Gagermeier
James Gagermeier
M.D., ABIM
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplantation, Interventional Pulmonology
Emily Gilbert
Emily Gilbert
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Sarcoidosis, Critical Care, Lung Disease
Amit Goyal
Amit Goyal
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Critical Care, COPD
Amal Jubran
Amal Jubran
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Sunita Kumar
Sunita Kumar
M.D., FCCP, FAASM
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lung Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, COPD, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, .
Franco Laghi
Franco Laghi
M.D., FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mechanical Ventilation, Breathing Muscle Diseases, Lung Surgery for Emphysema, Me...
Erin Lowery
Erin Lowery
M.D.,M.S.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Bronchiectasis, Asthma, Lung Transplantation, Cystic Fibrosis
Shruti Patel
Shruti Patel
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Lung Disease, Critical Care
Kevin Simpson
Kevin Simpson
M.D., FACP, FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma, Critical Care, General Pulmonary Disorders, Lung Cancer
Martin J. Tobin
Martin J. Tobin
M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Acute Respiratory Failure, Neuromuscular Control of Breathing, Mechanical Ventilation
Nidhi Undevia
Nidhi Undevia
M.D., DABSM, FAASM
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Narcolepsy, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Parasomnias, Gen...

Clinical Services

Our specialists provide many different Clinical Services. Please click the appropriate link below to learn more about our programs:

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Critical Care
  • General Nursing Triage
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung and Heart Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratories
  • RML Specialty Hospital - Chronic Ventilator Service
  • Center for Sleep Disorders

The division also boasts of an outstanding Lung Transplantation Program, Lung Volume Reduction Program, Asthma Program and Sleep Disorders Program. Services are available at the Loyola University Medical Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and the RML Specialty Hospital. Support groups are available to those patients needing additional information about certain respiratory diseases.

Research

Goal
To become a funded and independent investigator

Program
The Fellow is expected to perform research for a minimum of six months during each of the second and third years of training (provided they have satisfactorily completed their clinical requirements). They meet with faculty members towards the end of their first year to discuss ongoing projects or any ideas of their own they like to pursue and choose a research mentor. All second and third year Fellows are expected to present an abstract at the ATS international conference which is held in the month of May.

Areas of Current Research include:

  • Mechanisms of weaning failure
  • Patient-ventilator interactions
  • Respiratory muscle pathophysiology
  • Sleep in the ICU
  • Control of breathing
  • Outcome in long-term ventilated patients
  • Lung transplantation
  • COPD rehabilitation
  • Alterations in lung cellular function after acute injury
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