Robert Paine is one of six faculty members to be awarded the inaugural Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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.
The University of Utah and the Huntsman Family Foundation have announced the creation of twelve presidential faculty chairs in health sciences. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. ... Read MorePsychiatry,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Biomedical Informatics
Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions are estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine