Pulmonary medicine: Nationally recognized care that helps you breathe easier

The Pulmonary Medicine Program at UW Health focuses on your breathing and lung health. We treat chronic respiratory diseases and provide care to people who are critically ill. We also help with sleep disorders.

Programs and research

Specialized care for advanced lung disease

Some lung conditions can’t be cured. However, they can be treated. At UW Health, we bring comfort and hope to patients facing advanced lung disease.

Advanced Lung Disease Program

We help people with serious lung conditions have the best possible quality of life.

Services offered by the Advanced Lung Disease Program include:

  • Second opinions 

  • Evaluation and diagnosis 

  • Medical and surgical treatments 

  • Close follow-up care in partnership with your primary care doctor

  • The latest care advances that grow out of our research

The UW Health lung transplant program is a certified adult and pediatric lung transplant program. Our experts have cared for complex patients for more than 30 years. We have excellent outcomes and shorter wait times.

Learn about our lung transplant program

Through our research and clinical trials, we look for better ways to diagnose lung disease and improve treatment options. Our research areas include: 

  • Critical care medicine, including adult respiratory distress syndrome 

  • Immunologic and hypersensitivity lung diseases, including asthma, sarcoidosis and interstitial fibrosis

  • Respiratory failure due to COPD and neuromuscular disease

Learn more about our research and clinical trials

Spirometry testing updateChange to race-neutral reference equations
As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality care and ensuring health equity, we are making a change in our spirometry lab that may affect the interpretation of pulmonary function test results.


Care where you need it

We have a number of lung health clinics in Madison and the surrounding area. Several offer specialized services.

Meet our team

Experts dedicated to your lung health and breathing

Our lung doctors have expertise in all types of pulmonary conditions and breathing disorders. They work together with surgeons, researchers, rehabilitation specialists and others to help you get the best possible care.

Our providers

Patient support and services

Helpful information and resources

Additional information is available from these resources:

National organizations

Learn more about lung health through these national organizations:

Related services