|Welcome to the Web site of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Respiratory Care Services of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Our Division is primarily based at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County which is part of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the largest component of the health care safety net in Chicago and suburban Cook County. In addition, our practice includes the Provident Hospital of Cook County and the Oak Forest Health Center of Cook County.
Message from the Chairman
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital) has a rich tradition of providing high quality health care services to the residents of Chicago and Cook County. We also have a highly sought after training program for physicians who would like to become pulmonary and critical care specialists.
Robert Cohen, MD
We have one of the most diverse groups of physicians and patients of any hospital in Chicago. Our faculty, trainees, and nurses are highly experienced in the management of an enormous variety of pulmonary and critical care illnesses. Our division is composed of a united team of physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and respiratory, sleep and physiology technicians all working to make our hospitalized and ambulatory population breathe easier for having met us.
We have several special areas of expertise. These include: assessment and care of patients with asthma, other obstructive airways diseases, lung cancer, Tuberculosis and Sarcoidosis. Our hospital diagnoses more patients with tuberculosis than any other in Illinois, and our fellows, faculty and DOT team care for them with great success. Based on the accomplishments of our very busy multidisciplinary Asthma Center, our division was named one of five national Centers for Reducing Asthma Disparities by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2002. We have a leading Occupational Lung Disease Clinic which has a special emphasis on pneumoconiosis, particularly Black Lung.
Our pulmonary physiology laboratory is outstanding and offers the full range of resting, exercise and bronchoprovocation studies as well as a superb cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program. In recent years, we have developed a burgeoning clinical experience in sleep disordered breathing, and our faculty have published important observations of both the epidemiology and the pathophysiology of severe obstructive sleep apnea.
Our Medical Intensive Care Unit has been a leader in care for patients with advanced HIV disease, and our intensivists were among the pioneers of bedside percutaneous tracheotomy.
Our fellows end their three years with us having been exposed to a great number and variety of respiratory and critical illnesses, and having received close and experienced supervision as they develop into mature clinicians. The faculty, fellows, and staff of our division welcome you to our website-we hope you will find all the information you need to understand our mission better.
Robert Cohen, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
John Stroger Hospital
System Chair Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cook County Health and Hospital System