Our team is committed to superb patient care, research and education. We have over 70 full-time faculty and part-time clinical faculty with expertise in diseases including asthma, COPD, critical care, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplantation, neuromuscular disease, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis and sleep medicine.
U.S. News & World ReportNationally Ranked in Pediatric Pulmonology and Lung Surgery
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is nationally ranked in pediatric pulmonology & lung surgery, according to the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Overall, the Children’s Center ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation, with all 10 specialties ranked in the top 25.
Helping the World to Breathe at Johns Hopkins
In the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, we are committed to excellence in medicine and training future leaders in the field. Learn out about our unique strengths in multidisciplinary care, innovation, technology, and education at Johns Hopkins. This video was produced in collaboration with the American Thoracic Society and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
After a family member noticed abnormalities in Ben Heller’s fingernails, a medical evaluation revealed he had an aggressive and complex form of lung disease that would require a lung transplant. Ben listed with Johns Hopkins, quickly underwent surgery and was released within 10 days of his successful bilateral lung transplant.Learn more about lung transplant
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Get to Know the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Our physicians are committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based, cutting edge treatments for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders. We focus not only on treating illness, but on prevention and recovery. Our tobacco treatment clinic, adherence research center, pulmonary rehabilitation, and outcomes after critical illness centers share in this mission.
Exceptional Critical Care
Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of caring for critically ill patients. We admit over 2600 patients to our ICUs, and perform over 2000 bedside procedures per year. Our ICUs provide 192 months of resident training per year, and enroll over 120 patients into clinical trials annually.
Best of the Best
Our division is made up of over 70 full-time faculty known nationally and internationally for their knowledge in pulmonary and critical care medicine. According to US News and World Report, Johns Hopkins holds a Top 10 ranking in reputation for Pulmonary Medicine.
Leaders in Pulmonary Medicine
We have world experts in general pulmonary diseases, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, scleroderma, obstructive lung disease, sleep disorders, lung cancer, neuromuscular disease, smoking cessation, bronchiectasis, and interventional pulmonary. These outpatient programs receive over 20,000 patient visits per year.
Our fellows receive rigorous clinical training in caring for patients with both common and rare pulmonary diseases and acute life-threatening illness, under the guidance of world-renowned specialists. The research training is supported by the largest Pulmonary T32 institutional training grant in the nation and most of our fellows are awarded individual research grants during training. Since 2005, over 90% of our fellowship graduates have entered careers in academia.
Dedicated to Discovery
Our scientists are engaged in cutting-edge research, from asthma to sepsis and sleep disorders. We have over 160 grants and over $21 million in funding to improve our understanding and treatment of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders.
Established in the early 1970s and accredited in 1977, the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center was one of the first academic sleep center in the nation. Now, Johns Hopkins performs over 3000 sleep studies a year and operates 7 days a week. Our sleep fellowship training program is training the next generation of sleep medicine leaders.
- Provide state-of-the-art patient care of the highest quality and compassion.
- Advance this state of the art through biomedical research.
- Teach fellows, residents, and other trainees the knowledge and skills they will need to sustain this mission into the future.
We fulfill this mission through our care of patients across the spectrum of illness from outpatients to the critically ill, whose problems inspire our research efforts and whose experiences serve as our classroom.