The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is a leading academic medical center in upstate New York that forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions. UR Medicine serves a diverse 1.2 million population of the greater Rochester region. URMC has a stellar record in medical research, placing it in the top 26th percentile of U.S. medical centers in federal research funding. URMC was one of the first 12 academic medical centers to receive a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, and was awarded a one-in-the-nation grant to coordinate more than 50 of the top academic medical centers in the nation that are part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program.
Since its inception in 1968, University of Rochester’s Pulmonary and Critical Care division has been a regional resource for patients with complex lung diseases. The Division houses a highly collaborative group of investigators engaged in clinical and basic research. Areas of interest include the health effects of air pollution, asthma, lung immunology, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory viral infections, sepsis, and critical illness. Our severe asthma program is located at the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Care, a state-of-the-art facility established in 1995. The asthma center offers cutting edge diagnostic and treatment services with a goal to provide personalized treatment for each patient.