Pulmonary Medicine Overview

The University of Chicago is the longtime leader in the field of sleep disorders. The world’s very first sleep laboratory, in fact, was established at the University of Chicago, in the late 1920’s. We published the first major textbook on sleep and later revolutionized the field with the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM), as well as developed the technique of all-night sleep recording.

Our clinicians and researchers have performed groundbreaking research on normal human sleep, narcolepsy, metabolic and cardiovascular impacts of sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, an 8-bed sleep lab contributes to our world class research at 150 East Huron. In line with our mission to deliver the best service, should you be diagnosed with sleep apnea, we will help set up the CPAP machine you will need before leaving the office.

As leaders in treatment and research, the University of Chicago Asthma Center is one of only nine asthma programs in the United States designated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as a Specialized Center of Research in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Asthma. What does this mean for you? Our world-renowned experts are now available at our downtown practice for a diverse range of disorders that affect the respiratory system.