Lung Health Program

The Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy at UI Health provides the highest level of care and treatment for lung disorders and diseases. When you or a loved one has a lung disease, you want to see the best lung doctors available. Our Lung Health Program is staffed by some of the best pulmonary specialists in the Chicago area, and we provide a full array of services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and effective treatments and cures.

Here are a few of the things that make our Lung Health Program unique:  

  • Expert pulmonary doctors: Our team members are ranked among the top doctors in Chicago and in the nation. They are experts in the care and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary conditions, including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, scleroderma, tuberculosis, and rare lung diseases.
  • Cutting-edge lung research: Our doctors are engaged in studies to find new and innovative ways to diagnose and treat lung disease, and our patients get access to clinical trials and the benefit of our doctors' unique expertise.
  • Innovative lung disease treatments: Our team has access to the most modern, patient-friendly therapies medications.
  • A welcoming environment: Our lung program's staff pride themselves on being culturally aware and welcoming of all ethnicities, races and religions.

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Our Services


Our allergy doctors offer expert, individualized treatment for all types of allergic conditions Depending on your specific symptoms and the severity of your allergic reactions,the plan may include immunotherapy and/or medications.


Our specialists provide personalized asthma treatment plans and education about how to manage the disease. We offer the latest interventional treatments, including bronchial thermoplasty, to treat the effects of asthma.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD encompasses several lung diseases - including emphysema and chronic bronchitis - that make it difficult to breathe. There's no cure for COPD, but treatments can help slow the disease and make it easier for you to breathe.

Interventional Pulmonology

The Interventional Pulmonology Program at UI Health focuses on minimally invasive basic and advanced procedures to diagnose and treat both benign and malignant non-cardiac diseases of the chest.

Lung Cancer

Our team specializes in screening and treatment all types of lung cancer. We have an expert team pathologists, pulmonary specialists, surgeons, and other lung cancer specialists focused on providing the best care and treatment.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is complex condition with a number of possible causes. Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program is team of specialists who can care for and treat all aspects of the condition.


The Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center at UI Health features a team of pulmonary doctors, critical care physicians, rheumatologists, and pharmacists focused on treating this inflammatory disease.

Sleep Disorders

The Sleep Science Center at UI Health is unique in that it offers physical consultation and evaluation, sleep study testing, and fitting of respiratory equipment, all at one location.

Smoking Cessation

Cigarette smoking causes about 85 percent of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. The Tobacco Treatment Center at UI Health can help you find the best approach to end your dependence on smoking.

Our Specialists

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Dr. Nyenhuis helps her patients understand and manage their allergies

Contact Us

Lung Health Program Clinic
Outpatient Care Center (OCC), Suite 3C
1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


To request for an appointment, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.3300.