Pulmonary Medicine at Middlesex Hospital
A leading center for pulmonary care in Connecticut, the pulmonary medicine physicians at Middlesex Hospital specialize in the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the lungs.
As specialists in all aspects of pulmonary medicine, our team can provide diagnostic, management and critical care services for a broad range of pulmonary diseases, including sleep-related breathing problems, pulmonary infections and lung disorders caused by other disease, as well as problems associated with blood vessels in the lungs. In addition, our pulmonary specialists stress patient education and patient involvement for success in preventing, managing, and treating pulmonary problems.
Pulmonary Medicine Services at Middlesex Hospital
Some of the conditions our physicians diagnose and treat include bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, sleep apnea, as well as the more unusual disorders such as sarcoidosis, a slow chronic disease in which normal tissue is replaced by granules of epithelium and lymphoid cells.
Lung problems associated with hypersensitivity or occupation, acute and chronic lung diseases, and pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular diseases, are also part of the pulmonary team’s expertise.
- Pulmonary Medicine – evaluation and caring for patients with problems involving the lungs. Examples include but are not limited to asthma, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, pleural effusions, sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis.
- Critical Care Medicine – caring for the seriously ill patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
- Hospitalists – managing medical patients in the hospital when your primary care physician has an office based practice.
- Infectious Disease – evaluating, tracking and caring for patients with serious infections.
- Sleep Medicine – evaluation and treatment for a range of problems related to sleep disorders.
- Pulmonary Function Tests – breathing tests performed to evaluate lung function and lung disease.
- Pulmonary Exercise Testing – detects abnormalities that cause unexplained shortness of breath or inability to exercise.
Your Pulmonary Medicine Team
Our pulmonary physicians possess specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions and diseases. Because pulmonologists encounter a variety of clinical problems, they must have knowledge of internal medicine and other specialties in order to obtain certification.
Some conditions that a pulmonologist will diagnose and treat include asthma, chronic cough, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), lung cancer and sarcoidosis. Pulmonologists may serve as consultants to other physicians as well as provide long-term care to patients with chronic conditions.
Pulmonary Medicine (Lung Disease/Asthma)
Todd M. Bishop, D.O.
Dr. Bishop is part of Middlesex MultiSpecialty Group. He is certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and is certified in ABIM Pulmonary Disease and ABIM Critical Care Medicine. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Bishop specializes in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine including Lung Disease and Asthma.
Sumangala F. Huded, M.D.
Dr. Huded graduated from St. John Medical College in India, and completed her residency at Brooklyn-Cumberland Hospital and Medical Center. In addition, she completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Mount Sinai Services-City Hospital of Elmhurst. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and in the ABIM subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Huded has a special interest in asthma, emphysema, and women's health.
Gina M. Merritt, D.O.
Dr. Merritt earned her medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at UCONN and her fellowships at Norwalk Hospital and Yale. Dr. Merritt is board-certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care and Internal Medicine.
Peter P. Pace, M.D.
Dr. Pace, Section Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM Pulmonary Disease, and ABIM Critical Care Medicine. He graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Pace completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.
Raymond B. Schoonmaker, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Schoonmaker is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM subspecialities of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital.
Edward I. Winokur, M.D.
Dr. Winokur graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and completed his residency at Oakwood Hospital, in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Winokur has specialized training in Pulmonary Medicine, and he has special interest in asthma, emphysema, and interstitial lung disease. He is a Senior Attending member of the Active Medical Staff of Middlesex Hospital.