The University of Louisville Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative consists of several "Programs of Excellence" that excel in the treatment and research of respiratory disorders.
- Allergy & Asthma - This program was established to provide patients with access to the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies available in the area of asthma.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Includes such disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic bronchiolitis. These disorders affect millions of Americans, and tobacco is recognized as the main culprit.
- Critical Care Medicine - Created with the goal of standardizing care within critical care units at the Louisville Medical Center hospitals, improving education about critical care medicine, and developing research programs designed to improve patient outcomes, while testing novel diagnostic and treatment strategies.
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis - The ACF program was established to provide adults with cystic fibrosis access to the latest diagnostic and treatment advances in the area of cystic fibrosis.
- Interstitial Lung Disease - This program has grown dramatically and is currently staffed by expert physicians and other healthcare providers devoted to outstanding patient care, education, and innovative research.
- Interventional Pulmonology - This multidisciplinary initiative houses several related initiatives into a single comprehensive program. The initiative will address Lung Cancer Screening, Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Care, Pleural Diseases, and Benign Airway Disorders.
- Lung Transplant - This program was formally established in 2010 with the recruitment of experts in medical and surgical lung transplantation with the purpose of developing a world-class program capable of sustaining the growing needs of Kentucky and the region.
- Pulmonary Hypertension - This program was established to provide patients with access to the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies available.
- Sleep Medicine - This program was established by experienced providers in the Department of Medicine in the 1990s and, today, represents one of the top academic programs devoted to the care of patients with sleep-related disorders as well as education in Kentucky.