Section Chief's Welcome

Jesse Hall, M.D.

Created in 1983 by the merging of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Larry Wood, the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine brings together clinicians, clinical scholars, and scientists in the pursuit of excellence in patient care, research, and education. As a former trainee of this Section, I am honored and delighted to carry forward and expand upon the accomplishments of past leadership.

Our group derives great strength and balance from the historical merging of two very accomplished faculties. Our Section provides innovative and exemplary care across the domains of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, instructs the next generation of clinicians, and provides in-depth training in the methods and approaches of biomedical research. Our clinicians direct care in our intensive care units and provide expertise in invasive procedures throughout the institution. Our outpatient facility, pulmonary function laboratory, and consultation service provide state-of-the-art evaluation and care of patients with lung disease. Our clinical teaching has served medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians, and has been locally and nationally applauded and awarded. Our basic and clinical investigation programs are extending knowledge about human disease and its treatment and training future scientists.

The faculty, trainees, and staff of our Section welcome you to learn more about this animated and engaging group and its important work. We actively seek partnerships with patients, colleagues, trainee candidates, and organizations devoted to the treatment and study of lung disease and critical illness.