Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

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Anne E. O’Donnell, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine!

We are dedicated to providing excellent care for patients with critical illness, lung diseases and sleep-related disorders. We are proud to offer state-of-the art medicine within the guiding principle of Cura Personalis: “care for the entire person”. Our 18 Faculty members are deeply committed to our mission of academic medicine, with the dual goals of excellent patient care and top quality medical education.

We are pleased to announce Dr. O’Donnell has been named the Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research.

Image of Dr. O'Donnell speaking at her investiture as the new Nehemiah and Naomi Cohen Chair in Pulmonary Disease Research.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Charles Read as we celebrate his investiture as the inaugural recipient of the Allan J. Goody, MD Endowed Professorship in Medical Education.

Patient Care

In addition to general Pulmonary Medicine, we provide a wide range of specialized medical and surgical services, both in outpatient clinics and in the hospital setting.

In the outpatient arena, we have specialty clinics in Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Sarcoidosis, Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology and Multi-Disciplinary ALS Clinic. These clinics are supported by state-of-the art facilities: Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Exercise Laboratory, Sleep Disorders Center, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Advanced Bronchoscopy Suite.

In the hospital setting, we provide 24/7 Pulmonary Consultation and Critical Care. Our three Intensive Care Units (Medical, Surgical and Neurosciences) are staffed by fulltime Attending Intensivists. Our Interventional Pulmonologists offer advanced bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, medical thoracoscopy (including VATS), and percutaneous tracheostomy.


Graduate medical education opportunities in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine are offered by MedStar Health, which has one of the largest graduate medical education platforms in the country. Georgetown University is MedStar Health’s research and academic health system partner.

MedStar Health offers a variety of clinical venues and exposure to Georgetown University’s world class faculty — clinicians, educators and researchers — for an unmatched graduate medical education experience


The Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division advances pharmaceutical research by developing collaborations with industry and academia. We seek to provide an efficient integration of academic expertise and industry, FDA and other clinical objectives. Our trials focus on improving clinical outcomes of major pulmonary diseases such as: Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis and Sarcoidosis . Our goal has been and will always be to prevent and cure the diseases but in the short-term, our researchers are working to help control the disease progression and symptoms that patients experience.

Contact Us

Please call us at (202) 444-8830. Our standard business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Our staff will help you schedule outpatient appointments and assist you with any general inquiries. We pride ourselves in being accessible and available to meet your needs.