The Pulmonology Department comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation services for a full range of pulmonary diseases and allergy conditions. The practice has an award-winning clinical program in asthma and expertise in fibrotic lung disease, bronchiectasis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis. Several of the physicians have been recognized for their excellence in patient care by the Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors. All of the physicians are board-certified in pulmonary medicine and some have additional certification in allergy and immunology and critical care medicine.

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Specialty Clinics

Amyloidosis Center

Boston Medical Center is an international referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis, a rare group of diseases caused by the abnormal accumulation of the protein amyloid in various parts of the body. This can occur as part of a bone marrow plasma cell disorder (AL), as a hereditary form (AF), an age-related form (senile systemic amyloidosis due to ATTR), or secondary to chronic inflammatory or infectious diseases (AA).

Bronchiectasis Program

Bronchiectasis is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) characterized by permanent damage to the lung’s major airways. Boston Medical Center offers the only coordinated, multidisciplinary program in Massachusetts to help reduce recurrent infections and treat symptoms of the condition with a focus on improving quality of life.

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Program (HHT)

The HHT Program at Boston Medical Center includes medical providers from 10 specialties, committed to providing coordinated, excellent care including genetic counseling and testing, diagnosis, screening, and treatment to optimize the health and lives of those affected by HHT.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program designed for patients with chronic lung diseases including, but not limited to, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Treatments & Services

Interventional Bronchoscopy

The Interventional Bronchoscopy program is dedicated to the care of patients with complex airway disease including obstructing cancers, broncholiths, relapsing polychondritis, tracheoesophageal fistulae, tracheobronchial and laryngeal amyloidosis, papillomatosis, tracheal stenoses, and tracheomalacia.

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Pulmonary and Exercise Physiology

The Pulmonary Physiology service provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art assessment of respiratory mechanics and function. The goal is to assist the clinician in the diagnosis and prognosis of all forms of pulmonary-related diseases and to assist the clinical investigator in the pursuit of understanding and defining pulmonary disease through research.

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Our Team

David M Center, MD

Chief, Section of Pulmonary Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

John L Berk, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
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John Bernardo, MD

Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine and Research Professor, Biochemistry, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Tuberculosis Medical Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Special Interests

Tuberculosis, allergy

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Christine L Campbell-Reardon, MD

Liaison, Pulmonary Thoracic Oncology Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Ting-hsu Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Praveen Govender, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Director, Sarcoidosis Center
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Elizabeth S Klings, MD

Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, Director of Pulmonary Hypertension; Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular complications of SCD. The role of venous thromboembolism in clinical outcomes in sickle cell disease and use of echocardiography for deeper clinical phenotyping in pulmonary hypertension

Frederic F Little, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

George T O'Connor, MD

Director, Adult Asthma Program, , Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Avrum E Spira, MD

Chief of the Section of Computational Biomedicine in the Department of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Katrina A Steiling, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Arthur C Theodore, MD

Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Directory, and Respiratory Therapy, , Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
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Allan J Walkey, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Andrew A Wilson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,
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Department News

Research Overview

The physicians and staff of the Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine section at Boston Medical Center are also affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). For more information on research studies, please visit the Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine BUSM Website.

Residency and Fellowship Information

The Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine section at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn about the fellowship programs, please visit the Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine section of the BUSM website.

Affiliations

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As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

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