Dr. Paul Marik, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Chief, talks with a fellow.
Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division Chief and Professor of Internal Medicine, works with a fellow in the ICU.

EVMS Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and advanced education and research for the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases and critical illnesses.

We offer advanced subspecialty training for future pulmonologists and critical care providers in our ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship program. Fellows can further their skills in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine and choose to focus on the academic, clinical or research components of the specialty.

Our renowned physicians provide comprehensive inpatient and diagnostic and therapeutic services for a range of disorders of the lungs and respiratory system. We have programs in asthma, emphysema and interstitial lung disease and manage critical illness for patients in the general and neurosurgical ICU of area hospitals.

Research is a vital component of our outstanding patient care. In 2016, Paul E. Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM, EVMS Foundation Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, discovered what could be the first effective treatment for sepsis. The simple, inexpensive treatment is the focus of several research studies testing its use in a range of settings.

Our investigators also conduct clinical research studies on:

  • Nutrition and metabolic management in critical care patients
  • Hemodynamic monitoring in the ICU
  • Critical care ultrasound
  • Sleep and noise in the ICU
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung innate immunity and interaction with bacterial pathogens