The Respiratory Care Service has 125 team members and includes respiratory care and pulmonary function divisions. Our staff represents graduates from 20 different respiratory programs from all over the United States as well as Canada. Over 90% are registered respiratory care practitioners and over a third have bachelor degrees. Department members are active participants in the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care, American Association for Respiratory Care, American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Duke University School of Medicine is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top ten teaching institutions and is considered the South's best. The influence of the respiratory care practitioners in this setting extends beyond the traditional.