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Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides critical care in the medical intensive care units and consultative services at University Hospital, Jackson VA Medical Center, and the University Medical Pavilion. The division oversees diagnostic testing and clinical activities.

The division hopes to provide care for our state’s most difficult pulmonary pathophysiology. This is achieved through ongoing clinical research studies, so the latest therapeutic options are available to our patients, as well as a robust training program in pulmonary and critical care medicine so that we can expand the number of specialty physicians in Mississippi.

Welcome from Our Division Director

We are glad you have taken the time to learn more about the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UMMC. This field is such a unique one because it provides both the intense inpatient experience with a wide array of ICU pathology and the highly specialized pulmonary medicine aspect. UMMC is the only tertiary referral center for the state of Mississippi and this provides a diverse mix of common and rare pulmonary diseases as well as an abundance of conditions in ICU patients.

Dr. Wilhelm

Learn More About Our Fellowship Program

What makes our fellowship program unique? People. Our staff and faculty are approachable and willing to help train fellows to become the best doctors they can be. The emphasis of our program is on excellent clinical care. We are the only academic medical center in Mississippi, so we see a wide variety of pathology. If a supportive, hands-on learning atmosphere sounds like the right fit for you—consider furthering your training at UMMC.


Desmond Haynes, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Faculty

“I am so excited to work in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We have an amazing atmosphere of collegiality and togetherness. Our fellows are wonderful and make working here even more stimulating and fulfilling. The education and teaching opportunities as well as patient care opportunities make this division and this institution a great place to work and thrive.” 
Demondes Haynes, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Faculty