Pulmonology is a medical field of study within internal medicine. These doctors go through the same training as an internist. They receive their degree, complete an internal medicine residency, then several years as a fellow focused primarily on pulmonology and often includes critical care and sleep medicine. After that, they have to take and pass specialty exams, and only then are they able to take patients as a Board-Certified pulmonologist.

While the respiratory system is a specialty in itself, pulmonologists can specialize even further. Some of these doctors focus on certain diseases, like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and COPD, while others treat unique demographics, like pediatric patients or geriatric patients.

Kalpesh Ganatra


Mary Lanning Healthcare

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Undergraduate: D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science, Commerce Mumbai India
Medical school: L.T.M. Medical College University of Mumbai
Residency: Robert Packer University, Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Virginia
Board certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care

Dr. Kalpesh Ganatra received his medical degree from the University of Mumbai L.T.M. Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Guthrie Health Care System/Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was appointed as Chief Resident from 2001 – 2002. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Fletcher Allen Healthcare/University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.

Dr. Ganatra is:
Board Certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine.
A Diplomate with the American Board of Sleep Medicine (D, ABSM).
A member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and American
Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Contact: (402) 460-5787