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Clinical Services at Rush Pulmonary & Critical Care
Program Description

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides inpatient and outpatient consultation, evaluation and state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic lung diseases.

Diseases treated include the following:

  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary infections, including pneumonia and tuberculosis
  • Sleep disorders
Services Provided

Pulmonary medicine services include the following:

  • Highly specialized bronchoscopy services, including fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Bronchoprovocational testing
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Sweat chloride testing
  • Airflight simulation
  • Pulmonary education and rehabilitation

Innovative therapies for respiratory failure and asthma in the intensive care units include the following:

  • Open lung/low tidal volume ventilation
  • Nitric oxide
  • Heliox

Physicians in the division also evaluate patients for sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders, as well as cardiopulmonary disorders.

Clinical Team

Robert A. Balk, MD, is head of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Rush's pulmonology program is ranked No. 37 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013-2014 America's Best Hospitals issue. Additionally, critical care and pulmonary medicine specialists at Rush have been listed among Chicago's and America's best by Castle Connolly Ltd., a respected source of information about U.S. health care providers and institutions. For profiles of pulmonologists at Rush and physicians specializing in related areas, visit our Find a Doctor section.

The team also includes:

  • Elaine Chen, MD
  • David Gurka, MD, PhD
  • Carl Kaplan, MD
  • Omar Lateef, DO
  • Michael Silver, MD
  • Brian Stein, MD
  • Rajive Tandon, MD
  • Betty Tran, MD
  • Amie Tucker, MD
  • Mark Yoder, MD

Contact Name
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-6744
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 054
Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call (312) 942-6744.


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