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
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
2021 - 2022 Loretta Que (interim)
2022 - present Loretta Que