The Pulmonology team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers you complete care for any lung or breathing disorder — from the most common to the most complex. Our experts will develop a treatment plan just for you.

Conditions We Treat

  • Airway obstructions, including foreign bodies
  • Asthma (severe)
  • Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Central airway collapse (tracheobronchomalacia)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung nodules or masses, including lung cancer
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Mediastinal adenopathy or masses
  • Neuromuscular respiratory disease, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Pleural disease
  • Pneumothorax
  • Post intensive care syndrome
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (interstitial lung disease)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea

Pulmonology: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Top-ranked care: Vanderbilt Pulmonology is among the top programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Unique services: We are one of the only medical centers in Tennessee and surrounding states to provide specialty programs for adult cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease and sarcoidosis. And we are one of few to offer interventional pulmonology procedures. Our unique experience and expertise translate into the best possible care for you.
  • Accurate diagnosis: We can identify the cause of most chronic cough and breathing issues — even if your condition could not be diagnosed elsewhere.
  • Team approach: Our pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses work with specialty pharmacists, social workers and dietitians to personalize your care plan.
  • Expert second opinions: We review your medical history, tests, treatments and personal preferences to offer you sound medical advice. Our second opinions can help you make more educated, confident decisions about your care.
  • Access to lung transplant: If it’s time to consider lung transplant, we can guide you through the process and refer you to our experienced lung transplant team. Vanderbilt has one of the oldest lung transplant programs in the country, and the only one in Tennessee. 
  • Clinical trials: As part of an academic medical center, our doctors investigate new and better ways to care for lung disease. This means you have access to innovative treatments before they are widely available.

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Pulmonary Clinic, please call (615) 322-2386.