Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Within the Department of Medicine, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides services at Loyola University Medical Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitaland RML Specialty Hospital. Together our hospitals have approximately 800 acute care beds of which 200 are adult intensive care beds. The Loyola University Hospital is rated as having one of the highest patient acuity level in Illinois. The Lung Transplantation Program is one of the most active programs in the country. The Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitalis a referral base for other VA hospitals in the region. is one of the largest long-term acute care hospital in the nation.

Our Division offers care for patients with advanced lung disease and sleep disorders. Our asthma program has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to treatment of this disorder. Other unique services of our division include acute and chronic ventilator management of patients with spinal cord injury, electrophrenic pacing of the diaphragm, and brachytherapy for lung cancer.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine consists of 15 full-time faculty members. Research with extramural funding includes projects in cellular mechanisms in acute lung injury, acute and chronic lung rejection, control of breathing, respiratory muscle function, mechanisms of patient-ventilator interactions, sleep-disordered breathing, and exercise rehabilitation in COPD.

Loyola University Medical Center has a fully accredited and highly competitive three-year Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine that trains up to 12 fellows. The fellows are trained to be skilled physician-scientists through intense clinical exposure and several months devoted to research. The program's strength in Critical Care Medicine lies in its vast resource of critically ill patients, active critical care research by faculty members, and close teaching affiliation with other specialties.

Faculty

Sean Forsythe, MD

Professor
Division Director

Specialties

  • Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Critical Care

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Majid Afshar, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Emphysema
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Critical Care
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • lung disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Cystic Lung Disease
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis pulmonary disease

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Outpatient Center
RML Specialty Hospital

James Gagermeier, MD, ABIM

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Interventional Pulmonology

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Loyola Outpatient Center

Emily Gilbert, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Critical Care
  • Lung Disease

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Amit Goyal, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Critical Care
  • COPD

Locations
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Loyola Outpatient Center

Paul Hutchison, MA

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Critical Care
  • General Pulmonary Disorders
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Physician Communication with Patient and Family

Amal Jubran, MD

Professor

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Sunita Kumar, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Lung Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Interventional Pulmonology

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Loyola Hospital
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Franco Laghi, MD, FCCP

Professor

Specialties

  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Breathing Muscle Diseases
  • Lung Surgery for Emphysema
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Interventional Pulmonology

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Erin Lowery, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Asthma
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace
Loyola Outpatient Center

Shruti Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Lung Disease
  • Critical Care

Sana Quddus, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Transplant
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace South
Loyola Outpatient Center

Kevin Simpson, MD, FACP, FCCP

Professor

 Specialties

  • Lung Cancer
  • Abnormal X-ray
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Critical Care
  • General Pulmonary Disorders

Locations
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Outpatient Center Professor 

Martin J. Tobin, MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Neuromuscular Control of Breathing
  • Mechanical Ventilation

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Nidhi Undevia, MD, DABSM, FAASM

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Parasomnias
  • General Pulmonary Disorders

Locations
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Brad Bemiss, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Lung Disease
  • Critical Care

Ejaaz Kalimullah, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine