Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers a three-year combined ACGME-accredited comprehensive subspecialty training program that addresses all aspects of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. The program combines vigorous didactic instruction with diverse educational experiences.

The subspecialty program consists of up to twenty-four months of clinical training at Saint Louis University Hospital and at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and twelve to eighteen months of clinical or laboratory-based research training at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. Rotations at Saint Louis University Hospital include the medical intensive care unit service, consultative pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, pulmonary function exercise and sleep laboratories.  Rotations at Mercy Medical Center (St.Louis, Mo) include the multidisciplinary medical-surgical intensive care unit, cardiovascular intensive care unit, nutrition support service, ICU administration/pharmacology, respiratory therapy, medical-surgical ICU and eICU.

Clinical training is followed by a minimum of twelve months of basic science or clinical research. Elective rotations are available in the trauma surgery, radiology, pathology, and cardiology services, or alternatively, this time is used for research purposes. The clinical facilities of the hospitals together with excellent laboratory research space in the School of Medicine and a challenging intellectual environment provide an ideal setting in which to obtain clinical and research training in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the respiratory system and in multidisciplinary critical care medicine.


Ravi P. Nayak, M.D. Ravi P. Nayak, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical and Sleep Medicine
Program Director, Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Ambulatory Pulmonary Services
Medical Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Saint Louis University Hospital