The Vanderbilt Lung Institute is home to one of the nation’s leading programs in pulmonary medicine. Here you will find a team of experts working together to provide you with innovative and compassionate care for a wide range of respiratory problems. From the diagnosis and treatment of common breathing issues to advanced care not available elsewhere, we offer the expertise and personalized care you need to breathe easier.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all pulmonary conditions, including:
Meet Your Care Team
- Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Why Choose Pulmonary Medicine at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt 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 diagnosis
We can identify the cause of most chronic cough and breathing issues — even if your condition could not be diagnosed elsewhere.
- 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.
- Unique services
Vanderbilt is a leader in advanced pulmonary care, offering specialized services not available at most hospitals, including programs for adult cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, rare lung diseases, sarcoidosis, disorders of the diaphragm and neurological conditions affecting breathing. We also offer advanced interventional pulmonology procedures, including lung volume reduction for certain cases of COPD.
- Expert second opinions
A second opinion can help you make more educated, confident decisions about your care. We review your medical history, tests, treatments and personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.
- Access to lung transplant
If lung transplant is the next step in your care, you’re already at the right place. Vanderbilt has one of the most experienced lung transplant programs in the country, with wait times consistently below the national average.
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.