Thoracic Medicine 

Thoracic medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine encompassing diseases of the respiratory system, including the upper airway, lungs, chest wall and the body's ventilation control system. 

Thoracic medicine is a combination of:

  • Clinical knowledge of respiratory diseases
  • The respiratory sciences of normal and abnormal respiratory function 
  • Experience with specialized diagnostic techniques, tests and procedures employed in a clinical assessment.

Altru's Thoracic Medicine Department works closely with other specialties to provide patients with the best care possible.