Pulmonary medicine experts use advanced endoscopic techniques to diagnose and treat lung conditions.

Teams of specialists collaborate to treat people with rare, serious and complex conditions.

Mayo Clinic's top-ranked Pulmonary Medicine Division diagnoses and treats more than 65,000 adults and children with lung (pulmonary) and sleep disorders each year. People with serious and complex medical challenges related to the lungs and breathing find the answers they need from our pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine specialists.

The division is one of the largest, most diverse, comprehensive and well-respected pulmonology and critical care practices in the world. It includes more than 100 experts in pulmonary disease, sleep disorders and critical care.

Collaborative care, focused on you

Our pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine doctors work closely with other Mayo Clinic specialists and allied health professionals to provide exactly the care you need — effective, coordinated, comprehensive. Depending on your situation, our pulmonary medicine team might consult with experts in thoracic surgery; critical care; sleep medicine; pediatric sleep medicine; lung cancer; radiology; radiation oncology; pathology; ear, nose and throat (otorlaryngology); rheumatology; allergy and immunology; neurology; lung transplant; or others as needed. This tradition of collaboration helps ensure your doctor develops an individualized treatment plan that considers your needs and all aspects of your condition.

In addition, our doctors are rapidly advancing and adapting the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine through a network of virtual consultations and opinions from affiliated institutions worldwide.

In addition, Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites bring Mayo Clinic pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders services to their local communities.


Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for pulmonology by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for respiratory disorders by U.S. News & World Report.

Research and innovation that improves your care

Our pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine clinician-scientists and researchers are committed to improving the care of people with diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. They are at the forefront of innovation in advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, including minimally invasive techniques that have been shown to reduce pain and recovery time.

Our clinician-scientists have developed innovations in bronchoscopy lung volume reduction. This procedure helps people experiencing disorders related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Only a few centers nationwide offer this treatment.

Another advance in endoscopy used by the pulmonary medicine team is robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, which offers better precision and control for pulmonologists biopsying tissue in or near the airway that might be lung cancer. This technique decreases the time from diagnosis to treatment. Mayo Clinic is also one of the first medical centers to offer people with complex central airway stenosis customized airway stents that use 3D printing technology.

Mayo Clinic's strong influence in pulmonary medicine innovation and research extends back decades. Leading up to and during World War II, our researchers transformed aviation by developing the oxygen mask and the G-suit.



  • Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Medicine
  • 5881 E. Mayo Blvd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
  • Phone: 480-515-6296


  • Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Medicine
  • 4500 San Pablo Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Phone: 904-953-2000


  • Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Medicine
  • 200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-284-2511


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  • 15 Portland Pl
    W1B 1PT
    United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0) 207 871 2575
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