BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused by damage to the lungs over a long period of time, usually due to smoking. Symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath, and because it takes many years to see symptoms, COPD occurs most often in people over 60 and gets worse over time.

A multidisciplinary program for patients with COPD, providing a combination of ongoing medical management, opportunity to enroll in clinical trials, and evaluation for lung reduction surgery or lung transplantation. The program educates patients with COPD and their families about the illness and teaches appropriate aspects of respiratory care, including inhaler use, oxygen therapy and equipment use, energy conservation, and nutrition.

Consultation and treatment is offered for patients with general pulmonary conditions such as cough, dyspnea, lung nodules, recurrent pneumonia, and obstructive sleep apnea. The center is equipped with the most advanced technology for pulmonary function testing, lung biopsies, CT and PET scans, and MRIs.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition



The Pulmonology Department comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation services for a full range of pulmonary diseases and allergy conditions.