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Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides care and treatment for a wide range of respiratory diseases and critically ill patients. Our physicians conduct research related to a broad spectrum of lung diseases, interventional pulmonology, transplant medicine, and critical care medicine, and are also commitment to advancing the education of pulmonary and critical care physicians and scientists.

Pulmonary & Critical Care News

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    New Approaches To Treating Seriously Ill COVID Patients May Persist Beyond the Pandemic

    An NC Health News report recognizes that as the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, hospitals across the state are feeling the strain of an influx of patients sickened by the lingering coronavirus. Shannon Carson, MD, chief of pulmonary medicine was interviewed about the use of ventilators and alternative treatment for patients with adult respiratory distress … Continued

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    An Explanation For Some Covid-19 Deaths May Not Be Holding Up

    Early in the pandemic, anti-il-6 drugs became a standard of care for treating COVID patients at many hospitals, widely believed to quell the immune system response. Now, evidence mounts that they are not effective. Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, in infectious diseases, and William Fischer, MD, in pulmonary medicine, were interviewed by the New York Times.

  • Fischer Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials On WRAL News

    William Fischer, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was featured on WRAL discussing the progress being made on COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. Fischer recognized that many people are volunteering to take part in clinical trials which will help the development of a vaccine, but he emphasized … Continued

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