Specialized Lung and Pulmonary Health Care in Phoenix – Banner Health Lung Institute

The multidisciplinary Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is the home of medical, surgical and research specialists who are dedicated to the treatment of patients with pulmonary disorders on a disease-specific basis, backed by our patient-centered approach to care. The unique, fully integrated care model of Banner Health’s Institutes enhances the pulmonary care provided at the Lung Institute and its centers by allowing us to measure our quality of care and its outcomes while also facilitating our industry-leading research efforts.

The institute model allows for improved access to specialized, multidisciplinary, and disease-specific centers that align and integrate the expertise of our pulmonologists, cardiologists, respiratory therapists, and others into the comprehensive care of a single disease.

How to make an appointment:

  1. Your physician can refer you to one of our Lung Institute Centers or you can make your appointment directly.
  2. Before beginning your treatment, our team of physicians and nurses will conduct a thorough evaluation and review your health and medical history.
  3. Tests may be conducted to help determine the cause of the condition leading to your symptoms.
  4. The Lung Institute staff will work with you and your physician to help develop a treatment program based on your individualized needs. Your progress will also be documented and adjusted accordingly to meet your goals.

There are four centers within the Lung Institute. They include:

Each center provides specialized, coordinated, and intensively researched care. Our Institute teams accept both inpatients and outpatients, while helping each patient at the Lung Institute throughout their pulmonary care journey.

For more information, contact the Lung Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3400

About the Institute

The Lung Institute unites the local community of pulmonologists in the Phoenix area with Banner Health’s academic medicine pulmonary care team At the Lung Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, we provide comprehensive care for:

  • Advanced lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Obstructive lung diseases (COPD, asthma, A1ATd, and bronchiectasis)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary nodules

Our list of comprehensive pulmonary evaluation services include:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • Navigational bronchoscopy

Additionally, we have specialized providers who utilize multiple treatment modalities for pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Clinical research trials
  • Critical care in the ICU
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Interventional bronchoscopy
  • Interventional radiation oncology
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis community support group
  • Pulmonary hypertension clinic
  • Thoracic surgery services (Thromboembolectomy, VATS)

Our Providers

Institute Leadership:

  • Rajeev Saggar, MD – Physician Executive Director; Center Director – Pulmonary Hypertension Center & Interstitial Lung Disease Center
  • Rick Sue, MD – Center Director – Asthma & Obstructive Lung Disease Center, Interventional Pulmonary Center
  • Tony Hodges, MD – Program Director – Lung Transplant Program

View all of our providers at Banner - University Medicine Lung Institute.

Patient Education

At each visit, our care teams will provide education you need for preventive and ongoing pulmonary care. This education will be tailored to your needs and preferred learning style.


The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

The care team members of the Lung Institute provide multiple lectures locally in the Phoenix area, regionally in Arizona and the Southwest US, nationally, and internationally each year regarding various pulmonary-related topics.