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Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UW

Welcome to the home page for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I am proud to say that we have one of the strongest and largest Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the country. Since our Division was founded in 1965, we have grown steadily and now consist of 58 full-time faculty members. Our Division is deeply committed to the missions of academic medicine, including patient care, biomedical research, and education.

In addition to a general chest clinic at each of our four affiliated medical centers, we also have many specialty clinics providing high quality outpatient care. These include a pulmonary fibrosis clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic, pulmonary hypertension clinic, neuromuscular weakness clinic and sleep clinic.  In addition, our faculty members provide primary and consultative care for the patients in the state-of-the-art intensive care units of the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals.  Our faculty are intregrally involved in the lung transplantation program at the University of Washington.  We lead numerous innovative and pioneering clinical research programs that allow our patients access to new developments in the treatment of pulmonary and critical illness.

Our Division is diverse. We are spread out among the affiliated hospitals of the University of Washington, including University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Seattle and Boise, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Yet we are a cohesive group that forms a single unit working toward our missons of excellent patient care, state-of-the-art biomedical research, and top quality medical education. Our shared goals are to:

    * Define and improve standards of clinical care
    * Generate new knowledge in clinical and basic sciences
    * Provide a diverse and inspiring educational environment
    * Disseminate knowledge and expertise to our community and scientific       colleagues
    * Foster the advancement of clinical and research leaders

I hope that the information contained in our website is useful to you.

Robb Glenny
Robb Glenny, MD
Head, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Medicine and of Physiology and Biophysics


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Pulmonary news and info

UW Pulmonary Newsletter:
January 2015 edition

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine currently has one opening for an Advanced Practice Provider with certification as either a Nurse Practitioner or PA-C.
For additional information and a position description, please see the Teaching Associate Position listed here

Department of Medicine Data Security/Stewardship
At the link below, you will find dates/locations for resource sessions where Dept of Medicine IT staff will assist with helping encrypt devices and answer questions about the policy.
Please plan to attend a session to ensure that you are in compliance with data security policies.
DOM IT Kiosk Schedule


upcoming activities

Pulmonary Research Seminar
Further dates to be announced. Presentation information can be found in the online division calendar.
For more information, please contact or Teal Hallstrand.

Online Division Calendar


To schedule the UW Pulmonary Conference room (BB-1311), contact the UW main office at or Megan Frazer at

To schedule the HMC Pulmonary Library (9CT-74), contact Leila Armas at


Viewing the rotation schedules page requires permission to the pulmonary intranet.


"Providing Research Funding and Education to Improve Quality of Patient Care"
The Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence announces openings for a new Palliative Care Research Fellowship Program funded by a T32 Training Grant Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  Fellowships will be 1-3 years in duration. Applications are currently being accepted for research training to start July 1, 2015 or later.  Eligible trainees must have an interest in palliative care research related to heart, lung or blood disease. Appropriate candidates include:

•Physician-fellows who have completed their clinical training in Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, and Palliative Medicine. 

•Physicians completing training in fields such as Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Geriatrics, or other relevant specialties provided they are focused on palliative care research in heart, lung or blood disease. 

•Post-doctoral PhDs from the Schools of Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health, as well as fields such as behavioral sciences and bioinformatics.

We recognize a broad definition of “palliative care research,” including research focused on improving quality of life, minimizing symptoms, providing psychological and spiritual support, and improving communication about patients’ values and their goals of care, all in the context of a serious illness or condition which may be either life-threatening or life-limiting. 

Click here for inquiries regarding the Palliative Care Fellowship Program
or email us at

For further information on the center, contact Jimmy Hoard at

For further information on INTERSECT, contact Eoin West at


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