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Our providers diagnose and treat patients across a wide range of pulmonary diseases and respiratory disorders. For patients in both inpatient or outpatient care, we provide advanced assessments and interventions to achieve the best possible health outcomes.


  • Sleep disorders
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Sleep disturbances from chronic neuromuscular conditions
  • Chronic noninvasive ventilatory support for neuromuscular diseases and selected patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Full-facemask BIPAP
    • Rocking bed
    • Iron-lung support
  • Asthma
    • Acute and chronic management
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Acute and chronic management
  • Interstitial lung disease
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis and invasive fungal infections of the lung
  • Management of critically ill patients in medical ICU
    • Sepsis
    • Poisoning
    • Thromboembolic disease
  • Acute respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support
    • ARDS
    • Asthma

Advanced treatment procedures

Our team of pulmonologists and critical care specialists provides a variety of advanced treatments for patients with pulmonary diseases or in pulmonary distress.

  • Fiber-optic bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Metabolic studies
  • Metabolic exercise testing (VO2 max)
  • Diagnostic sleep studies
  • Needle biopsy of pleura
  • Thoracoscopic pleural and open-lung biopsies, mediastinoscopy, and traditional open-lung biopsies, obtained as needed in consultation with the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surger
  • Mechanical ventilatory support, including high-frequency jet ventilation


Pulmonary Nodule Clinic

We specialize in expert care for adults who have been recently diagnosed with lung nodules after chest x-ray or CT scanning.

Center for Acute Respiratory Failure

Hennepin Healthcare is one of the region's leading providers of respiratory critical care. The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure offers state-of-the-art care for adults who develop severe respiratory failure from disease or injury. Our program offers the most advanced support including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and minimally invasive removal of pulmonary emboli.

Providing the highest level of expert care for:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pneumonia
  • Other critical pulmonary infections
  • Drowning
  • Inhalation injury
  • Chest Trauma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Acute episodes of asthma
  • Sepsis
  • Interstitial lung disease

Referring a Patient

Hennepin Healthcare is a regional referral center for both emergency and non-emergency/critical care cases and complex elective procedures. We can accept referrals and transfers of acute respiratory patients from hospitals throughout the region. We have the ability to transport critically ill patients by ground or air. Our highly skilled team can accompany the patient in transport. Access the physician referrals page.

Trying to quit smoking? We can help!

At Hennepin Healthcare’s Tobacco Dependence Clinic you will be seen and evaluated individually to develop a plan for quitting. Referrals are not required.