The University of Maryland Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit (TIMC) is the region’s first and only fully integrated unit dedicated solely to the care of general thoracic surgical patients.

Who will stay in the TIMC?

The TIMC is for patients who have undergone surgery for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, airway disorders, thymic malignancies, mediastinal tumors, chest wall resections, benign disorders of the chest and other thoracic procedures.

What makes the TIMC special?

Our team is fully integrated and works together to provide optimal, specialized and individualized care. The TIMC team members include:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Physician assistants
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Integrative medicine physicians
  • Social workers
  • Physical therapists
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Pain service/anesthesia physicians
  • House staff

The TIMC also holds weekly conferences to review every in-house patient and discuss the patients scheduled for surgery the following week.

TIMC units serve as the backbone of high-end thoracic surgery services and are known to increase safety and decrease length of stay.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with Thoracic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, please call 410-328-6366.