Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

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Interstitial Lung Disease


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) includes more than 150 chronic lung disorders which are characterized by development of scarring in the lungs.

Because most ILD’s are rare, patients with these disorders need physicians who have had considerable training and experience with these disorders. We have a dedicated clinic with a highly specialized team of physicians who are experts in ILD. We integrate state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques with the latest therapeutic options for the multidisciplinary care of patients. We have nationally recognized physicians in pathology, radiology and thoracic surgery as part of our team. We are committed to keeping your primary care physician informed regarding your treatment throughout this process.

Another important objective of the ILD Center is the early identification of patients for lung transplantation which is also offered at our institution.
The ILD Center was also created to meet the challenge of understanding and developing better treatments for ILD. Some of the physicians in clinic will also be involved with research related to ILD. (Read More)

ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease) Physicians



Randolph Lipchik, MD

Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine



Linus Santo Tomas, MD

Associate Professor and Interim Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine



Important Links


Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation


Coalition For Pulmonary Fibrosis


Milwaukee Breath Scrounger (MBS)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 313-4698


American Thoracic Society


How to Make an Appointment


Directions & Map of Pavilion



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