University Pulmonary and Critical Care

University Pulmonary and Critical Care physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions and care for patients who are critically ill.

Since 1972, UPCC has provided exceptional care for respiratory and sleep disorders to patients in eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, western North Carolina and northern Georgia. UPCC is located at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute, and its board-certified physicians are faculty members of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) readmission rates while providing the best care for patients
diagnosed with COPD has become a national priority.

Dr. Shamiyeh’s passion has led him to create a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapy, home health staff, fellows, and research staff whom are committed to improving hospital processes and the overall patient care for those suffering from COPD.



Reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) readmission rates

Pulmonary Disease Fellowship

This program provides the fellows with the education, training, clinical skills, and research experience necessary to
become an outstanding pulmonary consultant.

The fellow has the opportunity to treat the entire spectrum of pulmonary disorders including inpatient consult service, applied pulmonary physiology, sleep medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, chest radiology, critical care medicine, surgical critical care and cardiothoracic surgery.

Additionally, the fellow will spend one month at Vanderbilt University studying lung transplantation and cystic fibrosis.

Education, training and clinical skill opportunities

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center

The increasing life expectancy of CF patients led The University of Tennessee Medical Center to develop a transition program with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center. This transition program bridges the gap between pediatric care and adult care in East Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Medical Center Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic is designed around individual patient needs. 


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Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center

Interventional Pulmonology Program

The medical center’s Interventional Pulmonology Program uses the state-of-the-art superDimension i-Logic™ System to deliver an Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) ®™ to place stereotactic fiducial markers for patients undergoing CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery treatment of the lung. ENB® is a minimally invasive method that allows specially trained physicians to navigate a probe through the airways to reach remote areas of the lung that would have previously been impossible.


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Interventional Pulmonology Program

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University Pulmonary
and Critical Care

1940 Alcoa Highway
Suite E-210
Knoxville, TN 37920

Office: 865-524-7471

Fax: 865-305-6563


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Pulmonary Disease Fellowship Program

The two-year Pulmonary Disease Fellowship program at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine provides the medicine residency program graduate with the opportunity to obtain the education, training, clinical skills, and research experience necessary to become an outstanding and compassionate pulmonary consultant and to pursue a clinical academic career or a clinical practice in pulmonary medicine. 

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