Pulmonology (research)

The ambition of the Department of Social Medicine is to initiate, conduct and publish high quality research in the field of public health, health promotion and health services research.

The Department of Respiratory Medicine covers the full spectrum of academic tasks in the area of respiratory health and disease:

  • Clinical Care

  • Research

  • Teaching

The mission of the Department is:

  • to prevent and combat lung diseases by highest standard of medical care

  • to develop and implement innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

  • to produce integrative medical research with intensive cross-talk between clinical and basic researchers

  • to teach and educate undergraduate and post-graduate students in medicine and basic science towards MD and PhD degrees

  • to train medical specialists (pulmonologists)

The Department comprises:

  • clinical ward

  • outpatient clinic

  • bronchology/endoscopy centre

  • lung function laboratory

  • respiratory cell biology lab

  • clinical research unit


The Department has intensive collaborations with all other relevant medical and research units within AMC.

The clinical profile of the Department includes:

  • severe and difficult-to-treat asthma

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • lung cancer

  • interstitial lung disease, in particular sarcoidosis

  • obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)

  • cystic fibrosis

  • pulmonary vascular diseases

  • respiratory infections



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