Charles Atwood, MD

Veterans Health Foundation

Charles Atwood, MD


Dr. Atwood graduated from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 1988, where he also completed his medical internship and residence. He then moved to the University of Pittsburgh to complete a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship and an additional year of sleep medicine training. He joined the division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in 1995. Dr. Atwood was the director of the pulmonary section at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) from 1997-2003. He also co-founded and has been the chief of the sleep laboratory at the VAPHS since 1996. In this role he has fostered its growth to be one of the largest in the VA system. Dr. Atwood’s clinical interests are sleep medicine and general pulmonary medicine. He sees patients at the VAPHS and at the Comprehensive Lung Center at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, working with all types of sleep disorders in his clinical work at both sites. In addition to sleep disorders, he is interested in the clinical management of lung nodules. He also leads a lung nodule evaluation program at the VAPHS.