The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine delivers excellent patient care, conducts premier research and educates outstanding specialists in these fields.

The division has doubled in size in the past two years. With 44 current faculty members, the division constantly strives to improve the patient experience at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and evaluates outcomes through routine self-assessment to promote quality improvement. The division boasts expertise in asthma, COPD, interventional pulmonary, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other progressive fibrotic lung diseases, as well as rare lung diseases — including lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

The division boasts a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship. The three-year program divides its time equally between the intensive care units, inpatient consult service, outpatient clinics and subspecialty rotations. Fellows may also apply for a T32 training program — a cutting-edge National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Lung Association, American Heart Association and industry-sponsored research project that is conducted in conjunction with our Tucson division. All fellows have active research projects that are completed during the fellowship program and present their work at national meetings.

The Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program with time divided between adult and pediatric training. More than 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space on the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus provides the physical infrastructure to support scientific training initiatives. Productive collaborations with other investigators and those at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provide unique translational research opportunities.

Members of the division are recognized for their teaching and have won the highest teaching awards in the institution. Additionally, the annual Internal Medicine Teaching Awards for both faculty and fellows have come to division members on numerous occasions.

The division is committed to inclusion across race, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, nation of origin and ableness without exception. Equity, diversity and inclusion are crucial to our missions in care, education and research, as well as to the health and well-being of our faculty, fellows, staff and patients. Our faculty uphold a culture of open-mindedness, compassion and inclusiveness in all divisional activities.

Ken Knox, MD
Ken Knox, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine