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Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine offers comprehensive and state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic services to all its patients. The physicians work closely with respiratory therapists (RT’s) and registered nurses with specialized pulmonary and critical care training to provide personalized and compassionate care to their patients.

An Inpatient Consultative Service provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and management of pulmonary disorders in patients admitted to the medical and surgical services of the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The Ambulatory Pulmonary Clinic located in the Young Pavilion provides outpatient consultation to patients with a broad range of pulmonary and sleep disorders. 

A state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Laboratory performs comprehensive assessments of lung function. Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT’s) provides various physiologic indices of lung function that is frequently used for the assessment and monitoring of lung diseases. It is also a frequent component of a thorough preoperative pulmonary evaluation for high risk pulmonary patients undergoing general anesthesia and surgery.

The pulmonologists collaborate closely with other multidisciplinary members of the Thoracic Oncology Program including thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists to provide comprehensive evaluations and recommendations to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible in a personalized and compassionate setting.

Experienced clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment is available to patients with both noncancerous and cancer related pulmonary conditions that affect the chest and lungs such as:

We have special experience in treating unique pulmonary conditions that occur as a result of complications of cancer therapy such as

  • Radiation related pneumonitis / lung Inflammation
  • Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy related pneumonitis/ lung inflammation
  • Infections in patients with immunosuppression, bone marrow transplantation

All of our physicians have specialized training in and are board certified in Critical Care Medicine and are closely involved in the care of post-surgical and other critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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