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Department of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Pulmonary research is a primary focus of the division. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects for periods ranging from six to 18 months of their fellowship.  Clinical trial research opportunities are available on both pharmaceutical-initiated and investigator-initiated clinical trials.  The Translational Pulmonary Science Center includes a data and biorepository of patients with rare lung diseases.  Research science laboratories offer unique opportunities to learn methods and techniques.  

Fellows have the assistance of a clinical research support team.  

Research themes in the division include:

  • Molecular pathophysiology of rare lung diseases
  • Clinical studies in cystic fibrosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Basic research in the structure and function of adrenergic receptors in asthma
  • Pathogenesis of sleep disordered breathing
  • "Treatments in Time"


Other areas of strength include:

  • Pulmonary innate immunity
  • Alveolar macrophage function and differentiation
  • Surfactant protein biology
  • Animal models of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Microbial pathogenesis of pulmonary infection


Fellows may participate in a range of clinical trials that are currently in progress or soon to open, including studies in critical care, COPD, ILD, cystic fibrosis, LAM, alveolar proteinosis and alpha one antitrypsin deficiency.

Fellows who present original work at national meetings are funded for travel, lodging and registration by the division.

Pulmonary Fellow Research

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Reduces Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation by 35%

Researcher with Microscope

More Information

Academic Office:
University of Cincinnati | Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0564
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0564
Phone: 513-558-4831
Fax: 513-558-4858

Pulmonary Fellowship Director:
Peter Lenz, MD,

Program Coordinator:
Bonnie Cartaya