University Pulmonary & Critical Care
University Pulmonary & Critical Care, a practice specializing in pulmonary medicine and critical care, is dedicated to serving the pulmonary needs of Knoxville, TN, and surrounding communities. The practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and cares for patients who are critically ill with diseases of the lungs and provides complete care for all types of breathing disorders and sleep-related problems.
Pulmonary medicine is classified as an internal medicine subspecialty. A pulmonologist is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases.
The following are the pulmonologists at University Pulmonary & Critical Care.
- Paul Branca, MD, FCCP
- Jared N. Kravitz, MD
- John C. Callison, Jr., MD
- Rajiv Dhand MD, FCCP, FACP, FAARC
- Tina M. Dudney, MD, FCCP
- Bruce B. Ludwig, Jr., MD, FCCP
- Michael T. McCormack, MD, FCCP
- Elise Schriver, MD, FCCP
- James E. Shamiyeh, MD, FCCP
Contact the University Pulmonary & Critical Care by calling 865.524.7471.
The following are some of the diagnosis and treatment our physicians provide:
- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
- Comprehensive Evaluation of Respiratory Symptoms, Chest X-Ray abnormality
- Detailed Pulmonary Function Testing
- Diagnostic bronchoscopy, including lung biopsy and bronchoavealar lavage
- Fungal infections (histoplasmosis and blastomycosis)
- Hypersensitivity lung disease
- Infectious lung disease/pneumonia
- Interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis
- Mechanical ventilation and home oxygen therapy
- Obstructive lung disease evaluation and treatment (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) COPD
- Occupational lung disease
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Sleep disorders assessment, including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia
- Suspected or proven lung cancer
- Therapeutic bronchoscopy
- Bronchial stenting
- Endoscopic removal of tumors
- Vasculitis of the lung, e.g. wegener’s gramulomatosis