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About Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

National Leader in the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases

Program leaders Andrew Ries, MD, and Trina Limberg discuss how UC San Diego's pulmonary rehabilitation program is improving the quality of life for people with chronic lung disease. (Length: 3 minutes)

Ranked 6th in Nation for Treatment of Respiratory Disease

UC San Diego Health System was ranked 6th in the nation for the treatment of respiratory diseases by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-2015.

Pioneers in the development of the pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) procedure for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, our faculty are experts in the latest medical and surgical therapies for all forms of pulmonary disease. They are also actively involved in investigating new treatments.

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Appointments & Referrals

Pulmonary Medicine Locations


La Jolla


Pulmonary Research & Clinical Trials

Our doctors are actively involved in clinical trials evaluating new therapies and tools for treating lung conditions. Learn more.