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PH Care Centers

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

University of Wisconsin Pulmonary Hypertension Program
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-7203

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care


The University of Wisconsin (UW) Pulmonary Hypertension Program was established 10 years ago by Dr. James Runo to evaluate and manage PAH patients with oral, inhaled and parenteral therapies. The program is housed within the UW Hospital and Clinics, an academic medical center with 24-hour access to emergency and critical care services, surgical and medical specialties, catheterization lab, echocardiogram and radiology services. With a growing patient population and new research and treatment options, the program is multidisciplinary in the outpatient and inpatient setting. The outpatient clinic is located in the hospital campus, with diagnostic testing and patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

PH Program Physicians

  • James Runo, MD
  • Kara Goss, MD

Center Coordinators

  • Amy Chybowski, NP
  • Bruce Henderson, RN
  • Catherine Decker, PharmD
  • Deborah Dalsing, RN

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2006

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • >150

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 40-49

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) Referral Services
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

James Runo, MD

James Runo, MD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine


  • 1993 – BS – Biochemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • 1997 – MD – Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Postgraduate Training

  • 2000 – Residency, Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2004 – Fellowship, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2013- present – Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2005 – present – Director, Pulmonary Clinic at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Awards & Honors

2012 – James Skatrud Teaching Award for Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship

2016 – Top Doctor, Madison Magazine

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association


  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Runo.

Amy Chybowski

Professional Credentials

  • Nurse Practitioner


  • BSN – 2005 – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • MS – 2012 – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Current Professional Experience

  • 2012-present – Nurse Practitioner, Adult Pulmonary Clinic & Advanced Pulmonary Inpatient Service, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Madison, WI

PH-Specific Activities

  • Member, Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Member, American Heart Association

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the University of Wisconsin Pulmonary Hypertension Program can contact the appointment line by calling:

  • Telephone: (608) 263-7203

Last Verified: July 21, 2016