Paul R. Branca MD, FCCP, D-AABIP

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine

Contact Info

University Pulmonary & Critical Care
1940 Alcoa Highway, Suite E-210
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Phone: 865-524-7471
Fax: 865-305-6563
Website: University Pulmonary & Critical Care


Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Schools: University of Miami School of Medicine
Internships: University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
Residencies: University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital
Fellowships: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor
Chief, Section of Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Branca joined UPCC (Formerly Knoxville Pulmonary Group) in 2000. Dr. Branca enjoys all pulmonary patients. He has specific interests in lung cancer, Interventional bronchoscopy, pleural disease, end-of-life care and Medical Ethics. He is the Section chief for Critical Care Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and for the Respiratory Therapy Department.

Health Videos
Medical Moment: Bronchial Thermoplasty
Dr. Paul Branca, pulmonary medicine physician, talks about Bronchial Thermoplasty, a new procedure used as a treatment for asthma. In this video Dr. Branca will answer the following questions: • What is Bronchial Thermoplasty? • Who can have Bronchial Thermoplasty? • What would a patient expect during and after each treatment? • Do all hospital provide Bronchial Thermoplasty treatments? For more information about Bronchial Thermoplasty, asthma or any pulmonary (lung) services available at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit our website at or call the Healthcare Coordination office at 865-305-6970.