Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine



Hospitals and Facilities

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

The UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has two buildings, Presbyterian and Montefiore. The buildings are physically connected and function as a single adult medical/surgical tertiary care hospital. UPMC Presbyterian has over 750 medical/surgical beds, 150 critical care beds, and more than 32,000 inpatient admissions per year. The Hospital is staffed by more than 1300 full-time faculty members and is the major training site for all University of Pittsburgh residency and fellowship programs.

Presbyterian Hospitals Presbyterian Hospital Montefiore Hospital


The following training sites are located in the Montefiore Building:

Bronchoscopy laboratory - This facility consists of two large procedure rooms, a central office, and a pre and post-procedure holding area. Both procedure rooms are fitted with state of the art videobronchoscopy and fluoroscopy equipment. This facility also has EBUS (Endobronchial Ultrasound), bronchial stenting, and electromagnetic navigation-guided bronchoscopy (superDimension®) capabilities. Approximately 1500 procedures are performed each year.

Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Laboratory - This large facility consists of 7 testing rooms and performs approximately 8500 routine and specialized pulmonary function tests, exercise tests, and respiratory mechanics measurements each year.

Sleep Laboratory - This newly-constructed, 6-bed facility performs over 1500 sleep studies each year.

The following training sites are located in the Presbyterian Building:

Veterans Administration Medical Center - Oakland (VAMC)

Veterans Administration Medical Center

The Oakland VA Medical Center is a short walk from UPMC Presbyterian. The VAMC-Oakland has 150 medical/surgical beds and receives approximately 6000 inpatient admissions each year. The 42-bed Critical Care Center, which includes the Medical Intensive Care Unit, is a referral center for VA hospitals in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia.

The Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic serves as a referral center for the Oakland facility and for five other Veterans Administration Hospitals and is a major outpatient training site for our fellows.

UPMC Shadyside Hospital 

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

The UPMC Shadyside Hospital is a large, 500-bed, community-based, tertiary care hospital located approximately three miles east of UPMC Presbyterian. It is the home of the NCI-sponsored Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, which has 450,000 square feet of clinical and research space. 

The Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC)

Comprehensive Lung Center

The Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC) is the University of Pittsburgh Pulmonary Medicine Outpatient Clinic. The CLC is a 12,000 square foot facility with 20 exam rooms, complete pulmonary function diagnostic facilities, and an exercise physiology lab. IT  is located on the 4th floor of Falk Clinic and houses over 20,000 patient visits a year.   In addition, imaging, phlebotomy, and pharmacy services are all available on site (on the second floor, Falk Clinic).   
Multiple subspecialty clinics in pulmonary medicine are based in the CLC including:  Diagnostic Pulmonary Medicine,  The Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma and Airway Inflammation; Allergy and Immunodeficiency Disorders, Pulmonary Transplantation, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center, Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Emphysema, and the Hereditary Hemorrhage Telangiectasia Center of Excellence.  The CLC provides patients with timely specialty consultations, usually within 72 hours.  Appointments can be made by calling 412-648-6161. The CLC is also a major outpatient training site for our fellows. 

Outpatient Sites for the CLC include:

Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is a world-class center for both women's health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. Ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the nation for gynecological care, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. 

Biomedical Science Tower - 12th floor

Offices of the PACCM Division - To accommodate our expanding Division, the School of Medicine renovated the 12th floor of the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower in 2011. This space encompasses a total of 21,000 square feet, containing faculty offices, a large conference room, and fosters an open laboratory collaboration.