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About Us: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine division has five full time physicians and one part time. Five physicians are certified in Pulmonary Medicine, and five physicians are certified in Critical Care Medicine.

At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center this division offers comprehensive clinical services for the diagnoses and management of pulmonary diseases. Diagnostic testing includes pulmonary function testing, methacholine challenges, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound studies,navigational bronchoscopy studies, and right heart catheterization.  In addition, division members interpret sleep studies.

Physicians in this division also have additional training in critical care, sleep disorders, and certification in Palliative medicine. We are also experienced in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

To Make An Appointment:
This specialty requires a referral from your primary care physician.

Payment Options:

  • TTUHSC accepts all major insurances
  • All major credit cards
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Financial screening is available for those needing assistance


Patient Resources:

Clinics Available: Numbers: Hours: Map:
Texas Tech Phyicians Medical Pavilion
3601 4th Street, 2nd Floor MS 9902
Lubbock, TX 79430
call for appointment:

Monday-Friday /

Southwest Cancer and Research Center
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415
call for appointment:

Monday-Friday /

All clinics are Handicapped accessible; Bi-lingual English and Spanish; All major insurances and credit cards accepted; Medicare and Medicare; Financial screening available based on need.

Additional Resources:

American Lung Association

American Sleep Apnea

Pulmonary Fibrosis


Faculty Listing:

 Alalawi, Raed


Assistant Program Director
Associate Professor

 Jumper, Cynthia


 Berdine, Gilbert


Associate Professor

 Nugent, Kenneth

Division Chief
Program Director

 Huizar, Isham


Associate Professor

 Tello, Wael

Assistant Professor