“Keeping you breathing well and living a full and enjoyable life is our mission at Pulmonary and Medical Associates. Joining Privia Medical Group allows us more tools to effectively achieve that mission.”

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease



Johns Hopkins University
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nashville, TN

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Undergraduate School

Duke University
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering
Durham, NC

Hospitals Affiliated With

VHC Health

Professional Associations

American Association for Bronchoscopy

American College of Chest Physicians

American Thoracic Society

VHC Health – Critical Care Committee

VHC Health – Division of Pulmonary Medicine


“Bronchial Thermoplasty: Long-term Safety and Effectiveness in Patients with Severe Persistent Asthma.” Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 132.6 (2013): 1295–1302. Print.

“Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Severe Asthma.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 45 (2010): 2428. Print.

Personal Interests

Dr. Hales is always busy with his young family, and volunteering as a coach for baseball little league, and recreation soccer. He enjoys gardening around the house, both flowers and vegetables, camping, canoeing, and fishing with the scouting programs.


Dr. Jeff Hales joined PMA Health in 2003 and has special clinical interests in airway diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchiectasis.

Dr. Hales’ undergraduate studies were in engineering at Duke University in the field of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he stayed to train in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident in Ambulatory Medicine at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He then attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Hales has been involved in clinical research studies evaluating therapies for asthma and COPD and was a principal investigator in the AIR2 Trial 2005-2010 evaluating the effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty as a treatment for asthma. He routinely evaluates patients with acute and chronic pulmonary symptoms, such as a cough, breathlessness, chest discomfort, and those with abnormal findings on imaging studies (CXR or Cat Scan of Chest) that reveal nodules, scarring, or concerns for Lung Cancer. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at VHC Health.