- Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome
- Dykeratosis Congenita with Lung Disease
- Familial Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis
- Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Familial Spontaneous Pneumothorax
- Hermasky-Pudlak Syndrome with Lung Disease
- Inherited Lung Disease
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
UT Southwestern Medical Center's pulmonology care earned High Performing recognition from U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20, placing us among the country's leading hospitals for the treatment of lung diseases and disorders.
About Our Clinic
The specialists at UT Southwestern’s Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Clinic provide expert care and effective treatments for lung disorders, allergic disorders and asthma, and immunodeficiency disorders (other than those caused by HIV).
We offer a wide variety of pulmonology services and care for our patients, including expertise in general pulmonology, interstitial lung disease, interventional pulmonology, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
Our team of physicians, nurses, and staff is committed to helping patients through any diagnosis and treatment, using resources such as imaging, lab testing, and pulmonary function tests. Our physicians also perform research on pulmonology disease. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in one of our research studies.
What We Treat
Our pulmonary specialists treat and diagnose conditions including:
Interstitial Lung Disease & Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
Our Interstitial Lung Disease & Pulmonary Fibrosis Program provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) or pulmonary fibrosis. Our team includes board-certified pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists who specialize in ILD; a nurse practitioner trained in ILD; nurses; social workers; and genetic counselors.
We are committed to providing comprehensive care to our patients and support for patients and caregivers. We are also committed to advancing the scientific understanding of these disorders and to the development of improved therapies.
We work closely with our colleagues in rheumatology, pulmonary hypertension, sleep medicine, and thoracic surgery to achieve the most accurate diagnosis possible and coordinate care. We are also directly affiliated with the UT Southwestern lung transplant program to allow for successful care of patients with progressive disease.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network Site
The UT Southwestern Interstitial Lung Disease program is proud to be a designated site of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Care Center Network (CCN). We were the first designated site in North Texas, and one of just 50 nationwide. This selection means that we have met the rigorous standards required by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The goal of the network is to improve the quality of life of affected patients. Being a PFF CCN Site ensures that you will be managed by an experienced multidisciplinary team with extensive expertise in the diagnosis and management of ILD, a commitment to supporting the patient and their family, and strong history of education and research to advance the field.
What We Treat
Our expert clinicians care for the full range of interstitial lung disorders and pulmonary fibrosis, including idiopathic, granulomatous, occupational/environmental, medication, and autoimmune disease induced disorders.
- Alveolar Hemorrhage Syndrome
- Bronchiolitis Obliterans
- Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP)
- Connective Tissue Disease
- Desquamative Interstitial Pneumonia
- Drug Induced Lung Disease
- Eosinophilic Granuloma
- Hyper IgE Syndrome with Lung Disease
- Idiopathic Fibrosing Alveolitis
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Interstitial Pneumonitis
- Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia
- Organizing Pneumonia
- Post Inflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Pulmonary Vasculitis
- Relapsing Polychondritis
- Respiratory Bronchiolitis with Interstitial Lung Disease
- Restrictive Lung Disease
- Scleroderma - Pulmonary Complications
- Sjogren's Disease - Pulmonary Complications
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
- Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonia
- Occupational Asthma
Allergy and Immunology Care
Allergy and immunology specialists offer testing for environmental and medication allergies and pulmonary function, as well as lab evaluations for immunodeficiency.
Our comprehensive treatment approach for allergic disorders and asthma includes the latest biologic therapies for severe disease. Our treatment for immunodeficiency disorders includes immunoglobulin replacement therapy and other agents focused on prophylaxis against infection, as well as treatment of inflammatory complications.
What We Treat
Our allergy and immunology specialists treat and diagnose conditions including:
On the day of the appointment, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at their scheduled appointment time. Please bring the following items:
- Current insurance card
- Method of payment
- Current medications or a complete list of medicines with doses, including all over-the-counter medications, herbs, and vitamins
- Completed paperwork, if you received forms before the visit
To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in or sign up for MyChart.
For a seamless patient experience, the building has a patient service center that can draw blood for all lab orders that may be ordered at the appointment.
For your first appointment, you may be scheduled for same-day testing before seeing the physician. You can expect your first visit to take about one day. When your appointment is made you will be asked to enroll in MyChart, our electronic patient portal. Please do so as this will allow us to send you the pre-visit forms electronically.
Please bring a copy of your prior evaluations with you to the appointment including any prior notes, breathing tests, allergy test results and pathology reports. Also, if you have had chest X-rays or CT scans performed at other institutions, please bring a copy of those tests on a disc with you to your first visit.
In most cases, a copy of radiologic images can be obtained from the location in which they were performed and given to you on a CD disk. The members of our team will need to view the actual radiology images as the report alone will not be sufficient.
About a week prior to your visit you will receive a call from us to review your current medications and past history and review the schedule for the day.
Canceling an Appointment
If it’s necessary to cancel an appointment, please call the clinic 48 to 72 hours in advance so we can accommodate others.