Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders Medicine


At GW Hospital, the clinical services of the division include busy outpatient clinics with emphasis upon asthma, chronic airways and interstitial lung diseases, sleep medicine, HIV-related lung disease and respiratory dysfunction in chronic neuromuscular disease.

The inpatient consultative service provides assistance in diagnosis and therapy of pulmonary and allergic problems in medical and surgical patients, as well as the management of critically ill patients in the Medical Concentrated Care Unit, the CCU and ICU.

Bronchoscopy with all attendant diagnostic techniques is performed daily at GWU Hospital. Other routinely performed procedures include percutaneous needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions, pleural biopsy, pulmonary artery catheterization, endotracheal intubation, chest tube placement and non-invasive ventilation.

The pulmonary function laboratory offers complete physiologic evaluation of lung function, including exercise studies and bronchoprovocation challenges. Excellent radiologic support capabilities are available at all facilities.