Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Marc Klapholz, MD, FACC, FCSAI, Chief of Service
Andrew Berman, MD, Division Director
The Pulmonary Diseases section diagnoses and manages disorders of the lungs, including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema), asthma, interstitial lung diseases, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, and infectious lung diseases. We also specialize in the evaluation and management of lung nodules and dyspnea/shortness of breath. We have particular expertise in sarcoidosis, tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacteria infection. State-of-the-art out-patient diagnostic services are provided including flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy with advanced procedures including endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), thoracentsis and pleural biopsy. In addition, we offer full pulmonary function testing, methacholine challenge testing, exhaled NO measurements, exercise evaluation, and home oxygen assessment.
The Critical Care Medicine section provides attending coverage in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. This is a 15-bed unit with computerized patient monitoring and data management systems, providing continuous hemodynamic monitoring.
Marc Lavietes, MD
Alfred Lardizabal, MD, MPH
Amee Patrawalla, MD
Zaza Cohen, MD