The Department of Respiratory Medicine is a field of internal medicine involved in respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, etc., which are continuously increasing with the increase in the smoking population and worsening air pollution.
The Department of Respiratory Medicine aims at the systematic diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of respiratory disorders.
With the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the center, Gangnam Severance Hospital is running the Respiratory Disease Center with the Radiology, Therapeutic Radiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Departments.
The Department of Respiratory Medicine is focusing on the treatment of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and epileptic pneumonia, which have been rapidly increasing in prevalence in recent years.
The department offers anti-smoking education, rehabilitation therapy in cooperation with the Rehabilitation Medicine Department, and patient education via the pharmacy and pulmonary function test room.
In addition, student education as well as resident, fellow and nurse training are conducted, and research activities are also actively carried out.