The University of Louisville Interventional Pulmonology Service is staffed by Dr. Tanya Wiese and Dr. Umair Gauhar who are board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and have further specialized training in advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, therapeutic bronchoscopy, pleuroscopy and other pleural procedures as well as tracheal procedures.
They specialize in the management of benign and malignant complex airways disorders, pleural diseases, early diagnostic techniques for detection and staging of intra-thoracic malignancies, tracheal procedures, bronchoscopic closure of bronchopleural fistulas and bronchoscopic management of airways disorders such as asthma and COPD.
The goal of this expert team is to provide state-of-the-art care to patients in a timely, professional, multidisciplinary fashion, while effectively collaborating with referring physicians. Together with collaborators in critical care, cardiothoracic surgery; oncology, and lung transplantation, among others, this team includes the only formally-trained and certified IP doctors in Louisville.
In addition to the specialized procedures listed below, the UofL-IP Service offers advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy including narrow band imaging for detection of early epithelial cancers, curvilinear endobronchial ultrasound for mediastinal lymph node sampling, radial endobronchial ultrasound for diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules, and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules.
Drs. Wiese and Gauhar are also involved in clinical trials and educational activities for physicians and the community. Importantly, they provide services throughout the Louisville Medical Center including Norton Hospital, Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, and the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.