Division of Pulmonary Medicine

The Division of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine has faculty based at the University of Utah Health, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, and LDS Hospital and serves patients from across the Intermountain West. Our division is responsible for adult pulmonary disease consultations, including cystic fibrosis, pulmonary function testing, arterial blood gas analysis, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, interventional and rigid bronchoscopy; laser therapy and stent placement, sleep studies, bronchoprovocation testing; and supervision and administration of the respiratory therapy services at the University of Utah Health, VA Medical Center, and LDS Hospital.

We administer and supervise the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Shock Trauma Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at the University of Utah Health and LDS Hospital. Our division is also a consultant to the State Tuberculosis Program and staffs a bimonthly clinic. Occupational lung disease services are provided by a weekly clinic and consultations with industry.

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The Air We Breathe
Dec 12, 2021

The Air We Breathe

Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Wellness and Integrative Health, unhealthy outdoor air, pollution, winter inversions.

During winter months along the Wasatch Front, temperature inversions often trap dirty air for us to breathe. Pulmonology professor Robert Paine, MD, details the latest research on polluted air and its effect on human health. He says while local air quality has improved in recent years, we still have a long way to go. Substantially cleaner air will take a combination of personal behavior, political will, and economic incentives.... Read More

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Robert Paine

Robert Paine III, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pulmonary

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