Interventional PulmonaryPulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Interventional pulmonology is an emerging field aimed at using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat lung conditions including:

  • Diagnosis and staging of lung nodules and other lung abnormalities detected on lung CT scans
  • Minimally invasive staging of lung cancer
  • Tracheal and bronchial stenosis - a condition characterized by scar tissue causing narrowing of the airway.
  • Opening up airways that are blocked due to cancer using various tools including laser, electrocautery, and cryotherapy
  • Diagnosing the cause and managing pleural effusions (fluid around the lung)
  • Endobronchial ultrasound - transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Rigid bronchoscopy, including thermal modalities (laser, electrocautery, and argon plasma coagulation) and cryotherapy
  • Endobronchial stent placement (silicone, metallic, and hybrid stents)
  • Balloon dilation
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Intrabronchial valve placement (Spiration valves)
  • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Pleural biopsies
  • Indwelling pleural catheter placement
  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy


  • Nishi, Shawn Pua Eiko, MD

    Nishi, Shawn Pua Eiko, MD

    Program Director, PCCM Fellowship Program

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio, PubMedCurriculum Vitae
  • Shah, Shiwan, DO

    Shah, Shiwan, DO
    Assistant Professor

    Interventional Pulmonology

    Division: Pulmonary Critical Care &Sleep Medicine
    Department: Internal Medicine

    Bio, PubMedCurriculum Vitae

Respiratory Therapists
  • Stacey Dvorak
  • Denise McElyea (Director, Respiratory Services)
  • Julie Martinez
  • Jolene Mills
  • Andrea Sexton


  • Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic (PCCSM)

    2660 Gulf Freeway South
    League City, Texas, 77573-1395

    Phone: 832.505.2150
  • Angleton Danbury - Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    132 E. Hospital Dr.
    Angleton, TX 77515

    Phone: 979.849.7721
  • UHC University Hospital Clinics

    UTMB Galveston
    6th Floor UHC
    Galveston, Texas 77555

    Phone: 409.747.0775

New Outpatient Referrals

Inter-Facility Transfer

  • Our transfer center (1-800-962-3648) can help coordinate patient transfer from an outside facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.