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.

Doctors + Care Team

Erik Garpestad, MD

Erik Garpestad, MD

Title(s): Associate Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division; Director, Medical ICU; 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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