Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
The Division is directed by Dr. Timothy Blackwell, Ralph and Lulu Owen Chair in Medicine. The Division is composed of over 80 faculty and over 130 staff members, serving a wide range of clinical programs, clinical and basic science research, and a strong Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. The Division has over 75 current funded research grants including large multidisciplinary grants and two training grants for interested fellows. The Division has activities in two hospitals, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. Specialized clinical programs include a Cystic Fibrosis Center, Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Center, and a Pulmonary Hypertension Center. Each clinical center is nationally recognized for excellence, and each center is linked to active research, both basic and translational. The Vanderbilt Pulmonary Division has a longstanding interest and scientific leadership in ARDS, sepsis, and Intensive Care Medicine, and has spearheaded many major clinical trials in ICU management. Active research programs in this area include cognitive outcomes in critical illness, ventilator management, biomarkers of lung injury, and nutrition in the ICU. Other major research programs include basic science and epidemiology of asthma, oxidant injury in the lungs, pleural diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, lung injury and repair, pulmonary host defense, and a growing program in lung carcinogenesis and early lung cancer detection. We accept four fellows per year in the three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, and offer additional fellowship training as needed to develop investigative careers. We also accept three fellows per year in the two-year Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program. We welcome you to browse the sections of this website to learn more about our Division and the opportunities we offer.
Division Director, Timothy Blackwell, M.D.
Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Faculty
Top row, from left: Hari Tanjore, Brian Christman, Lisa Lancaster, William Lawson, Mark Steele, Vasiliy Polosukhin, James Tolle, John Newman, Timothy Blackwell, Ivan Robbins, Richard Light, James Sheller Tina Hartert, Meredith Pugh, Nathan Brummel, James West
Middle row, from left: Joshua Fessel, Anna Hemnes, Ryszard Dworski, Carla Sevin, James Loyd, Megha Talati, Stokes Peebles, Otis Rickman
Bottom Row, From left: Arthur Wheeler, Lorraine Ware, Jamshedur Rahman, Emma Larkin, Lisa Young, Dawn Newcomb, Rasul Abdolrasulnia, Brenda Butka, Julie Bastarache, Susan Majka, Todd Rice, Gordon Bernard
The division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine is one of the premier programs in the United States. Your contribution to the Vanderbilt Center for Lung Disease allows us to increase the impact of our research, optimize and personalize clinical care, and enhance physician training