Welcome to the Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep (PACCS) Division led by David Ingbar, MD. The Division includes more than 80 UMN faculty based at four principal hospital sites. We proudly feature nationally recognized programs and leaders in Interstitial Lung Disease, COPD, Lung Transplantation, Critical Care Medicine (Respiratory Failure & ARDS), Cystic Fibrosis, Interventional Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. We strive to find new treatments and cures for diseases in these areas through basic, clinical and ‘big data’ research, while working to prevent respiratory illness. We partner with faculty across the University and colleagues in the community in our research, clinical, education and training efforts.
The PACCS three-year fellowship combines bedside teaching with extensive research opportunities in laboratory science, clinical research or quality improvement projects. Support is available through a T32 training grant now in its 24th year.
Faculty and fellows conduct research in a wide range of topics such as devices in sleep medicine and interventional pulmonary, laboratory studies in IPF fibroblast pathology or building new lungs for transplantation. We enroll hundreds of patients per year in studies investigating sepsis, sedation during mechanical ventilation, pulmonary mechanics during respiratory failure, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis, asthma and emphysema and other conditions.
In the newly remodeled 62-bed ICU at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, PACCS faculty provide state-of-the-art care with the care team of resident physicians, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists and pharmacists.