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Pulmonary Medicine

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

Jonathan D. Casey

Jonathan D. CaseyMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Adrienne K. Conger

Adrienne K. CongerMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Joao A. De Andrade

Joao A. De AndradeMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Greta J. Bridwell

Greta J. BridwellMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Alexander G. Dragnich

Alexander G. DragnichMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rosemarie A. Dudenhofer

Rosemarie A. DudenhoferMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mollie E. Anderson

Mollie E. AndersonAPRN

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Susan G. Clendenen

Susan G. ClendenenDNP, FNP-BC

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ashley N. Cleveland

Ashley N. ClevelandDNP

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mary P. Henderson

Mary P. HendersonAPRN

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Erica A. Ludtke

Erica A. LudtkeNP

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Sofia Ray

Sofia RayDNP

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Pulmonary Medicine at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report ranks our pulmonology program among the top programs in the nation. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.

  • stethoscope, Inpatient programs
    Accurate diagnosis

    We can identify the cause of most chronic cough and breathing issues — even if your condition could not be diagnosed elsewhere. 

  • microscope, Advanced care
    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.

  • electronic medical record, folder, cross, Unique services
    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.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    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.

  • medical bag, case, cross, Experienced doctors
    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.  

  • chemistry, flask, Advanced research

    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
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • High-altitude simulation testing


Vanderbilt Lung Institute One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20300
Nashville, TN 37204
1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite B817
Nashville, TN 37232