Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Rose Franco, MD
Our faculty members offer an array of inpatient and outpatient clinical services for the diagnosis and management of problems that are difficult to diagnose or hard to treat. Our care is distinguished from that of other providers because we practice in a multidisciplinary clinical, teaching and research setting. We provide the only regional source of comprehensive care for patients with complex medical problems such as cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung transplant, and others. Read more...
New Division Chief Announcement
Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, along with the Department of Medicine, is pleased to announce that Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP, will be joining the Medical College of Wisconsin on July 1, 2015, as Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Musani is currently Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of Interventional Pulmonary Bronchoscopy, and Director of the Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Musani is a graduate of Dow Medical College in Pakistan and completed training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology at SUNY Downstate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He is recognized internationally as a leader in his field of interventional pulmonology and as such serves in leadership positions for many organizations.
We are excited about Dr. Musani joining the established Pulmonary and Critical Care team and look forward to his coming on board.
We are always looking for new ways to educate and inform our readers, whether they're part of the medical community, a present or future patient seeking answers or a curious Web surfer. One of the new features on our site is a convenient secure online donation area for those who wish to support the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine mission. Please visit our Giving page for more information.
The Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is a combined three-year program designed to provide opportunities to learn the basic and clinical aspects of each of these areas of medicine. Read more...
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine offers opportunities for patients to participate in a variety of clinical trials. Our faculty and research coordinators are engaged in a variety of clinical research and physician-initiated trials conducted in collaboration with research networks and industry sponsored-trials. Read more...
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Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine News
June 30 - Dr. Randolph Lipchik tells Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Everyday Health that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have an improved outlook if they can manage everyday activities. Exercise can improve a COPD patient’s physical and emotional well-being, while inactivity can worsen their condition. Everyday Health
May 21 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Courier, Dr. Ileen Gilbert (Medicine – Pulmonary) discusses cigarette smoking as a chronic illness involving both physical and emotional addictions. The article notes that Froedtert & MCW offers a Smoking Cessation Program. Milwaukee Courier
Apr. 14 - Dr. Matthew Scanlon (Pediatrics – Critical Care) is Co-Chair of the 17th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Congress on April 29 in Austin, Texas. Globe News Wire