Maine Medical Center (MMC) is a major referral center for patients with pulmonary disease and critical illness in northern New England. The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Critical Care are staffed by fourteen full and part-time subspecialty faculty. In addition to being active clinicians, teaching faculty participate in the fellowship program, conduct research, and serve as teaching attendings for internal medicine residents and medical students. Each teaching attending has a faculty appointment from Tufts’ University.
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is responsible for supervising more than 75 highly trained technical processionals providing services in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Maine Sleep Center, Tuberculosis Clinic, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory and Respiratory Therapy. The primary outpatient facility associated with the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division is located at Chest Medicine Associates, a training affiliate of Maine Medical Center. Each year, more than 500 flexible bronchoscopies, 3000 pulmonary function tests, 2100 sleep studies, and 100 cardiopulmonary exercise studies are performed. In addition, rigid bronchoscopy, transthoracic needle aspiration, thoracentesis, EBUS, chest thoracoscopy, ultrasound guided thoracentesis are performed routinely.