Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure is a condition that happens when not enough oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood. 

Programs + Services


Medical Intensive Care Unit

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides exceptional, round-the-clock care to critically ill patients.
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Doctors + Care Team

Anthony J. Faugno, MD

Anthony J. Faugno, MD

Title(s): CCU Intensivist; Pulmonary and Critical Care Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General Pulmonary and Critical Care, ARDS, Sepsis, Cardiogenic Shock, Mechanical Ventilation, Mechanical Circulatory Support for Respiratory Failure

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Erik Garpestad, MD

Erik Garpestad, MD

Title(s): Associate Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division; Director, Medical ICU; Director, Pathology Conference Series; Director, CPET; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine

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