Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine


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Dr. Timothy Rodwell

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineUC San Diego Department of Medicine
UCSD Research Profile: Timothy Rodwell


Dr. Rodwell’s research is primarily focused on tuberculosis (TB) with an emphasis on the molecular epidemiology of drug resistance and development and implementation of rapid molecular diagnostics for TB and acute febrile syndromes. He is currently leading a large multinational study to develop and field test a novel, table-top platform for clinical diagnosis of XDR-TB (R01AI111435), and is Project Director of a CFAR study to demonstrate that quantifiable, phenotypic drug resistance to fluoroquinolone antibiotics can be reliably predicted by rapidly detectable mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). He is also a co-investigator on several NIH funded studies examining the functional significance of novel mutations in drug resistant Mtb genomes (R01AI105185), developing a point-of-care platforms for rapidly detecting drug-resistant strains of Tuberculosis (R44EB011274, R44 GM103053) and a clinical trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of mobile phone-based TB therapy monitoring (U01 AI116392).


Advanced Lung Disease

Our Advanced Lung Disease Program is a nationally recognized, comprehensive program to treat lung diseases. Our team is dedicated to helping patients breathe easier, live longer, and enjoy a better life. Our lung experts provide highly specialized evaluations and treatment options for all patients suffering from complex lung diseases.

Critical Care

Our intensivists are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of care for critically ill patients in the ICU. This includes management of shock and respiratory failure with life support therapies such as mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). They also strive to better care through active research efforts.

Cystic Fibrosis

Specialized care and support services dedicated to improving the length and quality of life for adults with cystic fibrosis.

General Pulmonary

Our Pulmonary specialists care for patients with a variety of lung conditions including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Pulmonary Emboli, Interstitial Lung Disease, Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Lung Infections.

Pulmonary Rehab

The first to offer pulmonary rehabilitation in San Diego in 1968, UC San Diego Health is a leader in the management of chronic respiratory conditions. Our nationally recognized pulmonary rehabilitation program comprises a team of respiratory therapists and pulmonary specialists who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with chronic lung disease.

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

UC San Diego Health is a worldwide leader in the diagnosis, treatment and research of pulmonary vascular disease.  Our pulmonary vascular disease program includes experts from pulmonary and cardiovascular services and emphasizes leading-edge treatments.


UCSD Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has strength in clinical, translational and basic science research.  We have many NIH funded principal investigators in addition to a T32 training grant as well as industry and other funding sources.  We have expertise in all of the major diseases including asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, sepsis, ARDS, high altitude medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, control of breathing, delirium among others

Sleep Medicine

Our sleep medicine team uses leading-edge technology to collect precise information about a person’s sleep movements, behaviors, and breathing patterns. These details help us identify even minor forms of sleep abnormalities.


Application of remote presence and monitoring technology for critical care patients


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Committed to advancing the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases through integration of patient care, biomedical research, and professional education.