Research Overview

Research at PCCAB

The physicians of PCCAB care for patients with diseases of the respiratory tract and hospitalized patients with complex, sometimes life-threatening, critical illnesses. PCCAB physicians have expertise in the diagnosis and management of disorders including asthma, AAD, COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis, occupational lung disease, pneumonia, lung cancer, respiratory failure, and pulmonary fibrosis.

Our centers also provide sleep studies, consultative services to arrange evaluations, and offer post-study review sessions with patients. We also provide a variety of educational resources, as well as our CPAP support groups. Some of the many disorders we manage include: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness.

If you are a patient at one of the PCCAB offices your physician or one of their partners may be an investigator on a clinical trial.  We currently have several clinical trials ongoing.  Research is always voluntary.  You are never placed in a research trial without your knowledge, and without fully knowing all the potential risks and benefits to both you and society.  You do not have to participate in research if you do not want to.  You will always receive the same excellent level of care from our physicians regardless of whether or not you are in a clinical trial.

Facility Description

PCCAB is a group of 31 physicians, 19 nurse practitioners and support staff that specialize in Pulmonary diseases, sleep medicine and critical care medicine.  We have 4 offices surrounding the Baltimore area, and manage the ICU at seven hospitals.    The large area we serve helps to make for an unusually large pool of potential research patients from referrals within the practice. Our largest office has 15 exam rooms, a dedicated research space and 3 pulmonary function labs. We also own three sleep labs with fourteen total beds.