Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine earns national recognition
Congratulations to the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine!
The division’s Cystic Fibrosis Care Center was recently awarded the Outstanding Partnership Award at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The award was presented to only 14 care centers nationwide.
The U-M Cystic Fibrosis Center is the largest program of its kind in the state and offers a multidisciplinary approach for complete care for patients with cystic fibrosis. The center also has an active research program that gives patients access to new treatments as they become available.
In addition, the division’s Sarcoidosis Clinic was recently recognized as a World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) Sarcoidosis Clinic.
“This designation is the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for our Sarcoidosis Clinic,” said Eric White, M.D., professor of internal medicine and leader of the U-M clinic. “It highlights that our clinic is staffed by people who are extremely knowledgeable in the field and take care of patients with sarcoidosis involving different organs. Patients can feel comfortable going to a clinic where their health care providers know and understand their diagnosis.”
White said that although sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that primarily affects the lungs and breathing, is considered an uncommon disease, the U-M clinic sees many patients from both within and outside of Michigan because of its multidisciplinary care.