History

1958                   Division established as Pulmonary-Allergy
1969                   Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology 
                           Only hyperbaric facility in North Carolina accredited by the Undersea and
                           Hyperbaric Medical Society and the first in North America to receive
                           accreditation "With Distinction."
                           It is also the only facility in the state staffed with physicians who are 
                           board-certified in the specialty of hyperbaric medicine.
1969                   In its hyperbaric chamber, Duke conducts the first recorded studies of humans'
                           ability to function and work at pressures equal to a 1,000-foot deep-sea dive 
1982                   Renamed Allergy, Critical Care, and Respiratory Medicine
1992                   Duke performs its first lung transplant and its first heart/lung transplant.
2002                   Separate division established as Allergy and Immunology
2003                   Combined with Pulmonary
2003                   Renamed Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care

 

Chiefs

1958 - 1979         Herbert Sieker
1979 - 1996         James D. Crapo
1997 - 1998         William Fulkerson
1999 - 2000         Neil MacIntyre, (acting)
2001 - 2003         David Schwartz
2004 - 2005         Neil MacIntyre, (acting)
2006 - 2013         Monica Kraft
2014 - 2019         Claude Piantadosi, (interim)
2019 - 2021         Patty Lee, 2019-2021
2021 - current     Loretta Que, (interim)