The Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine provides diagnosis and treatment in every area of pulmonary disease and adult critical care medicine. From treating bronchitis and pneumonia to addressing lung cancer and acute lung injuries, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Educating today’s aspiring physicians is something to which Lahey’s pulmonologists and intensivists remain highly dedicated. Under the direction of Anthony C. Campagna, MD, the Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine runs a 3-year fellowship program, affiliated with the Tufts Medical School, through which fellows are trained in the most pioneering treatments in areas such as critical care and interventional pulmonology. In addition, two, 1-year specialty fellowship programs are offered and provide advanced training in interventional pulmonology and sleep disorders.

Lahey pulmonologists are heavily involved in efforts to advance the professional knowledge of rigid bronchoscopy, a procedure during which a stainless steel viewing tube is used to examine the tissues of the airways and remove any tumors. Not only do they train their fellows in the technique, but they also teach yearly courses to doctors from throughout the United States and around the world. These classes provide information on the variety of therapies that can be performed through the rigid bronchoscope.

Physicians from Lahey’s Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine are also actively engaged in a number of leading-edge research studies.

Lahey’s Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine has been named a Center of Excellence by American College of Chest Physicians for Rescue Lung Rescue Life, a free low-dose chest CT screening. In addition, Healthgrades also named Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in pulmonary care.