Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Our Division provides expert diagnosis and care of patients with lung diseases in our Pulmonary Clinic, and of critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit. Our clinical interests include all areas of lung disease and critical illness. In addition to our commitment to outstanding clinical care, we are also proud of our research programs from basic science research to clinical trials. Our educational mission includes teaching on many levels, but specific to our division are our three fellowship programs: Pulmonary & Critical Care, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

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Division updates

PCCM Welcomes New Faculty

We are pleased to announce PCCM's newest faculty members, Dr. Jessica Tsui and Dr. Laura Chess. Jessica joins us from the University of California - San Francisco where she completed her clinical fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine. Laura joins us from Henry Ford Hospital where she completed her critical care fellowship. 

Interim director appointed for Physician Assistant Program

Congratulation to Dr. Gopal Allada who has been appointed interim director of the Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Allada is currently medical director in the P.A. program.  

Recently published

Matthew Drake and Emily Blum

Dr. Matthew Drake and members of the Jacoby/Fryer lab have recently been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read about their study.

Find a list of all recent publications by Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine faculty.

Research News Blog Spotlight: Donald Sullivan

Physician-scientist Donald R. Sullivan, M.D. F ’13, M.A., M.C.R., is a core investigator of health services research and development in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care, V.A. Portland Health Care System. He’s also assistant professor of medicine, and associate fellowship program director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine. Before becoming a physician-scientist, he served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army for six years as a reservist, deploying to Germany. He was recently interviewed for the OHSU Research News Blog.

Dr. David Lewinsohn appointed Vice Chair for Research

Dr. Lewinsohn is a world-renowned investigator in the immunology of tuberculosis. The long-term objectives of his laboratory are to investigate the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of human CD8+ T cell responses to tuberculosis infection. This work is funded by multiple NIH and VA grants. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many published in high impact journals, most recently in Nature Communications and Science Immunology. He is also internationally recognized as an expert in tuberculosis, and has been involved in the generation of multiple position papers for the American Thoracic Society and the World Health Organization.  

Dr. Lewinsohn is widely recognized for his efforts in mentorship and education. He excels on many levels in the education of research fellows, including those in the fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care and in Infectious Disease, as well as Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows. He has successfully fostered the careers of a series of scientists through training and into faculty positions as well-funded investigators. His effectiveness has led to his inclusion on multiple NIH T32 Training Grants at OHSU, and he is Principal Investigator on our Pulmonary Division's T32 HL083808 "Multidisciplinary Research Training in Pulmonary Medicine."