Patient Care

To make an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-454-8917 or visit the Washington University Physicians website.


The majority of patient care activities in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine are provided at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University Medical Center (WUMC).

We also provide patient care in the ambulatory and inpatient settings at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additionally, we perform subspecialty outpatient services and pulmonary consultations at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, located about 15 miles west of WUMC in west St. Louis County.

Inpatient care

The partnership between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has been recognized perennially as a Top 10 Hospital for Adult Pulmonary Medicine by U.S. News and World Report.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a large, tertiary referral hospital with more than 1,200 beds and active training programs in all subspecialties. The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides clinical coverage for a variety of inpatient pulmonary and critical care services and conditions at BJH, including pulmonary consultation, medical intensive care units, a stem cell transplant and oncology intensive care unit, lung transplant, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, interventional pulmonology, and consultation in the pulmonary progressive care unit.

Outpatient care

Outpatient continuity clinics are concentrated at the Center for Advanced Medicine. In addition to general pulmonary clinics, there are subspecialty clinics focused on pre- and post-lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, including pulmonary hypertension and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, interstitial lung diseases, asthma, interventional pulmonology, sarcoidosis, and mycobacterial disease.

Additionally, Tonya Russell, MD, sees patients at the multidisciplinary Washington University Sleep Medicine Center, diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disordered breathing.

Both the outpatient and inpatient pulmonary services are supported by a state-of-the-art pulmonary function laboratory located in the Center for Advanced Medicine with an ancillary site available on the south campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital for inpatient pulmonary function testing.

Veterans health

The division also has faculty who are dedicated to patient care at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services provided include outpatient pulmonary clinics, inpatient pulmonary consultation, pulmonary function testing, medical intensive care unit coverage, and sleep study performance and interpretation.