Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

HomeSpecialties Medical Specialties Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Rohan R. Arya, MD

Justin H. Atwood, MD

Karla J. Cruz Morel, MD

Abhinav Gupta, MD

Jennifer R. Hucks, MD

Jake A. Krieg, MD

Peter L. Loper, MD

Brandi R. Newsome, MD

William B. Owens, MD

David S. Schrift, MD

Brian A. Smith, MD

Antoinette Williams Rutherford, MD

Advanced practice providers

Nakita Barnes, NP

LaVon Ross, NP

Calla Sanders, NP

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, we are board-certified physicians whose goal is to provide comprehensive pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine to residents in Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina. Our office provides specialized care to ensure that each patient receives the most efficient and thorough medical treatment possible. We take the time to review each consult and place into specific niche clinics where they will see the clinician who best treats their specific pulmonary condition.

We provide inpatient services at Palmetto Health Richland, including pulmonary and intensive care (ICU) consultations, and are skilled at various therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. We offer superior general pulmonary outpatient care and have set ourselves apart by creating a variety of subspecialty clinics to care for South Carolina’s most complicated pulmonary patients.

We offer pre-operative evaluation, as well as evaluation and management of the following conditions: 

  • Bronchiectasis/interstitial lung disease
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Dyspnea
  • Pleural effusion
  • Lung nodules
  • Asthma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disorders

In our accredited fellowship training program, we are educating future pulmonary physicians. We strive to improve the future of medicine by participating in clinical research and publishing literature to our various fields of interest. Learn more »

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group