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Pulmonary Medicine

Vanderbilt is home to one of the nation's leading programs in pulmonary medicine. Here, you'll find the expertise, along with seamless care, for any lung or breathing disorder — from the most common to the most complex. With an emphasis on personalized care, our experts will develop a treatment plan just for you.



Conditions We Treat

We treat all pulmonary conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Adrienne K. Conger

Adrienne K. CongerMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Rosemarie A. Dudenhofer
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Rosemarie A. DudenhoferMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Tina V. Hartert

Tina V. HartertMD, MPH

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Justin C. Hewlett

Justin C. HewlettMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
W Blake LeMaster

W Blake LeMasterMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Michael G. Lester

Michael G. LesterMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Pulmonary Medicine at Vanderbilt

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    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.

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    Accurate diagnosis

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

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    A team approach

    Our pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses work with specialty pharmacists, social workers and dietitians to personalize your care plan.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    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.

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    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. You can receive expert, compassionate care close to home.

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    Recognized expertise

    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 and metropolitan Nashville.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial


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