Pulmonologists specialize in the treatment of lung diseases of all kinds, such as tuberculosis, asthma or a condition called COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Our specialists in lung care include oncologists who treat lung cancer, transplant surgeons who specialize in lung and heart/lung transplants, and pulmonary therapists who work with patients to increase the strength and breathing capacity of lungs following disease or injury.

Our services include:


Why Choose Us?

University of Iowa Health Care has a decades-long tradition of innovation and excellence in lung care. In 1956, UI physicians were pioneers in the invention of the heart-lung machine, and 50 years later we conducted the first magnetically guided lung procedure using a technique pioneered at the University of Iowa. Throughout that time, our multidisciplinary pulmonary team has been a leader in developing new approaches to diagnosing and treating lung diseases and conditions.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital 46th in the nation in pediatric pulmonology. (2014)
  • Ranked as a High Performing Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.
  • With Iowa's largest hyperbaric chamber, the UI Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Clinic serves as a regional hyperbaric medicine service.
  • A UI Research Foundation licensee recently received FDA approval for lung analysis software.
  • In a recent year we completed 17 lung transplants.
  • Our 2009 Transplant Survival Rates (after one year)
    • Adult Lung: 100%

Academic Departments that Provide Pulmonology Care

Heath Library

UI Health Care, in a partnership with ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia, offers you these select topics on pulmonology care: