WelcomePulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine (PCCSM)

The Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is to dedicated to the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases, and through our clinical, educational, and research missions, we hope to achieve these goals.

The clinical mission of our Division is to provide comprehensive diagnosis and management for a broad range of respiratory diseases, to offer outstanding clinical care for patients with respiratory disorders, and to serve as a resource to regional physicians who share in the care of patients with respiratory diseases. We offer comprehensive outpatient services on the UTMB main campus and the Texas mainland. Our three sleep laboratories are located on the main campus, with another convenient center in Webster, and our third location at the Angleton Danbury hospital. Our inpatient services include pulmonary consultations, and critical care services delivered in our medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs).

We offer broad based expertise in respiratory diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, lung infections, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Diagnostic services include a comprehensive pulmonary function laboratory, including exercise capability, a modern and well-equipped suite for flexible bronchoscopy, and three sleep laboratories.

The educational mission of our Division includes Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship programs and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), medical student teaching, internal medicine resident instruction, and a commitment to the continuing medical education (CME) of our regional physician partners.

The research mission of the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine is to develop new knowledge in fields related to respiratory diseases that will improve quality of care and healthcare outcomes.

Congratulations to Dr. Melby on the funding of his T32 Grant

Oct 29, 2021, 12:58 PM by Department Weekly News

“Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to say that our NIH T32 application “Physician-Scientist Training in Emerging Infectious Diseases” is going to be funded. Thank you so much for your support in putting the application together. While this is great news, the last-minute funding decision will make recruitment of a trainee in this first year challenging since residents or fellows who graduated in June will have already secured positions. If you happen to know any recently graduated residents or fellows who would like to purse an additional 2 years of research training, or a current senior resident or fellow who might be interested for next year, please pass the attached announcement on to them. It does not have to be someone pursuing a career in ID. It might be a general medicine resident interested in public health, a pulmonary fellow interested in mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 lung disease, a GI fellow interested in gastrointestinal infections, an allergy fellow interested in vaccine development or deployment, etc. Any creative recruitment ideas are also welcome.

Kind regards,

Peter Melby, MD”

Department of Internal Medicine



State of Lung Cancer 2021: Prognosis, Diagnosis and Treatment” 

Friday, October 15, 2021
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Abbie Begnaud, MD
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School


Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH
Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH

Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

We are committed to value based, patient-centered and outcomes-driven care. Our diverse clinical expertise will serve the needs of patients with acute and chronic lung conditions.

The Division has a longstanding tradition of training the next generation of pulmonary and critical care medicine physicians. We are proud of our alumni and current trainees.

Our current research focus is on improving care of critically ill patients, seamless transition of care for patients with chronic pulmonary diseases, asthma and lung cancer.

Please explore our website for additional information and faculty expertise. Contact us at pulm.critcare@utmb.edu if we can be of any assistance to you or your loved ones.