The General Pulmonology team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers personalized, comprehensive care for a wide range of chronic cough and respiratory (breathing) problems. Our pulmonologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and treat your condition, so you can breathe easier.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all general pulmonary conditions, including:
- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
- Shortness of breath
- Unknown diagnoses
Meet Your Care Team
Why Choose General Pulmonology at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt Pulmonology is among the top 20 programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.
- Accurate diagnoses
We can identify the cause of most chronic cough or breathing issues — even if your condition could not be diagnosed elsewhere.
- A team approach
Our pulmonologists work closely with clinical pharmacists, respiratory therapists, radiologists and other specialists to care for your lung condition.
- Tailored care
We work with you to personalize a care plan for your unique needs. We customize your treatment based on your current health, preferences and diagnostic tests.
- Infusion therapy
Unlike other outpatient pulmonology clinics, our nurses are specially trained to manage intravenous infusions. This is especially valuable for treating conditions such as pulmonary hypertension and cystic fibrosis.
- Access to experts
If you need a higher level of care, we can connect you directly to our lung disease specialists, rare disease experts or surgeons.
As part of an academic medical center, we are dedicated to discovery and innovation through cutting-edge research. We also train the next generation of leaders in pulmonary medicine, allergy and thoracic surgery. This gives you access to expertise and advances that may not be available elsewhere, while also helping to improve care for everyone with lung diseases.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Ambulatory oximetry testing
- Antibiotic inhalation
- Arterial blood gas testing
- Biologic medications
- Rigid bronchoscopy
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
- High-altitude simulation testing