Occupational Lung Clinic

 Repeated or extended exposure to toxins at work—or even one severe instance—can cause acute or chronic lung problems. Issues often begin or persist long after exposure has ended.

The UNM Occupational Lung Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and management of occupational lung diseases. We treat patients from all over the Southwest. Our clinic provides:

  • B-reading of hard copy or digital chest X-rays for rating pneumoconiosis
  • Bronchoscopy with lavage and biopsy
  • Evaluation for the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) programs, such as Part E
  • Full pulmonary function testing
  • Help with workers compensation claims
  • Impairment ratings
  • Independent medical evaluation
  • Lung impairment evaluation
  • Maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Methacholine bronchoprovocation test, which measures lung function, with laryngoscopic evaluation

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 505-272-4866. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Occupational asthma
  • Pneumoconiosis (asbestosis, silicosis, coal workers pneumoconiosis and uranium miners pneumoconioses)
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Irritant vocal cord dysfunction
  • Mesothelioma 
  • Work-related bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Beryllium exposure / chronic beryllium lung disease
  • Environmental lung diseases
  • Occupational emphysema (COPD)
  • Occupational lung cancer