Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. Pulmonolgy is synonymous with pneumology, respirology and respiratory medicine.

Pulmonology is known as chest medicine. Pulmonology is a branch of internal medicine and is related to intensive care medicine. Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation.

Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema and complicated chest infections.

Sub – specialities:
Pediatric Pulmonology