Timothy A. Connolly

Timothy A. Connolly is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. After undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame, he attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude along with election into the AOA Medical Honor Society. He made his way to Texas, in 1998, for an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2001, he received recognition as the top resident from his peers, and went on to serve an extra year as Chief Resident. Following a one year tour as a hospitalist, in 2003, Dr. Connolly entered fellowship training at Baylor in Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. In addition to numerous awards during fellowship including further peer recognition and excellence in teaching, he again assumed a leadership role as the section’s Chief Fellow.

Dr. Connolly joined PCCS, the premier private single specialty pulmonary group in the Texas Medical Center in 2006, and continues to work with them as a partner today. His areas of clinical interest include COPD, sleep apnea, asthma, advanced bronchoscopy, medical education and sports-related lung injuries. Over the years, he has participated in the care of elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA as well as triathletes and regular “weekend warriors.” He performs advanced bronchoscopic procedures such as endobronchial ultrasound, bronchial thermoplasty, cryotherapy, argon plasma coagulation, and implantation of endobronchial coils and valves for lung volume reduction in emphysema. In fact, he was the first physician in Texas to placeendobronchial coils for the treatment of advanced emphysema as the regional principal investigator as part of a multicenter international clinical research trial.

Dr. Connolly served as the clinical service chief for the Pulmonary Division at Houston Methodist Hospital from 2012-2015. He is currently the Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services as well as a key faculty member for the Pulmonary Fellowship program and the novel Houston Methodist Lung Center.