Clinical Services Overview

Pulmonary/ Critical Care

LSUHSC’s Pulmonary/ Critical Care Physicians are nationally recognized lung specialists, committed to providing high quality, state-of-the art and timely care for patients at convenient locations. They are experts in their field and are known for performing innovative, in-patient and out-patients diagnostic and treatment procedures. Our lung and respiratory experts also participate in clinical and basic research that advances the knowledge, treatment, and understanding of the diseases of the lung. Pulmonary patients benefit from the long history of important research discoveries by having access to cutting-edge treatments for each unique - and routine - case.

Our specialists always strive to communicate effectively and work with patients towards the same health care goal, through patient counseling, discussion of lifestyle changes and the management of chronic conditions. We look forward to continuing this state of excellence by working with you to design a personalized treatment plan.

Our services include, but are not limited to screening/diagnosis, treatment and/ or management of the following:

  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Tuberculosis and Related Mycobacterial Infection
  • HIV Related Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease
  • Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Addiction
  • Interstitial Lung Disease


Allergy/ Immunology

Allergists and Immunologists offer services for many conditions, including, but not limited to: Allergies, Adverse Reactions, Anaphylaxis (bee/wasp sting, fire ants, food reactions, drug induced and exercise related), Angioedema (swelling below the skin), Contact Lens Intolerance, Drug Reactions (due to taking too many medications), Urticaria (rash), Common Variable Immune Deficiency, Immunodeficiency Disorders, Chronic Infections  and others. Common diagnostic and treatment procedures inlcude allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma; desensitization procedures for antibiotic and drug allergie; oral food challenges for food allergy confirmation; patch tests for cosmetics, fragrances, and other similar allergies and skin tests for inhalant, food, antibiotic, and drug allergies.


Clinic Locations and Contact Information

LSU Kenner Clinic

200 W. Esplanade Ave-Suite 701, Kenner, LA 70065, Tel. (504) 412-1705

Pulmonary Providers: Dr. Sarah Jolley, Dr. Carol Mason, Dr. Judd Shellito and Dr. Richard Tejedor

Allergy Providers:  Dr. Sanjay Kamboj, Dr. Michelle Korah-Sedgwick


LSU Uptown Clinic

3700 St. Charles Ave; 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70115, Tel. (504) 412-1366

Pulmonary Providers: Dr. Juzar Ali, Dr, Dr. Matthew Lammi and Dr. Nicole Lapinel

Allergy Providers:  Dr. Michelle Korah-Sedgwick


LSU University Medical Office Building

2025 Gravier Street, 5th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112, Tel. (504) 412-1517

Pulmonary Providers:  Dr. Kyle Happel

Allergy Providers:  Dr. Sanjay Kamboj, Dr. Michelle Korah-Sedgwick


Wetmore Tuberculosis Clinic

3308 Tulane Ave, 6th Floor, New Orleans, LA, Tel. (504) 826-2063

Provider: Dr. Juzar Ali


Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC)

2000 Canal Street, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112, Tel. (504) 702-5057

Providers: Dr. Bennett deBoisblanc and Dr. Matthew Lammi


UMCNO Chest Clinic

2000 Canal Street, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA, Tel. (504) 702-5700

Providers: Dr. Juzar Ali, Dr. Kyle Happel and Dr. Richard Tejedor


HIV Outpatient Clinic

2000 Canal Street, 4th Floor, New Orleans, LA, Tel. (504) 702-5700

Provider: Dr. David Welsh


Pulmonary/ Critical Care Inpatient Services and Procedures

Our Specialists also perform diagnostic, treatment and in-patient services and procedures at hospitals, intensive care and other facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. Those services and procedures include:

  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy with Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Thoracentesis and Pleural Biopsy
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Determination of Supplemental Oxygen Needs
  • High Altitude Simulation Testing for Oxygen Needs