Airway and Breathing Disorders Programs and specialties at The Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) unites the clinical and research expertise of pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, allergists/immunologists, otolaryngologists, oncologists and occupational medicine specialists. These clinicians work together in focused teams, providing specialized care for specific airway diseases and disorders of the chest wall and diaphragm.
Our multidisciplinary teams deliver the latest advancements in preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing complex respiratory concerns including severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tracheobronchial disorders and diseases caused by occupational or environmental triggers. In one integrated and comprehensive program, our patients receive expedited, joint consultations with personalized diagnostic testing and physiologic assessments. We provide proven and novel medical therapies and minimally invasive surgical interventions that improve quality of life.
Airway and Breathing Disorders Programs
Chest Wall Disorders
Chest wall disorders involve many types of conditions including congenital structural abnormalities and those acquired by an injury or illness. Chest wall disorders include rib fractures, pectus malformation and thoracic outlet syndrome. Learn more about Chest Wall Disorders.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Emphysema Program
More than five percent of the US population suffers from COPD. The Lung Center offers advanced medical and surgical therapies for COPD and is a leader in COPD research, discovering new treatments for the disease. Learn more about the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Emphysema Program.
Chronic coughing may be a sign of a complex disorder. Our physicians offer leading-edge diagnostic testing to explore potential causes, including collaboration with the Voice Center at BWH. Learn more about Cough Services.
Our multidisciplinary team assesses and treats disorders that affect the muscle that powers breathing. This includes hernia repairs and resection of tumors, as well as surgical repair of the diaphragm and diaphragm pacing (stimulation) for patients with a spinal cord injury or ALS. Learn more about Diaphragm.
Shortness of breath can severely impact one’s lifestyle and activity level. Our comprehensive evaluation and advanced diagnostic testing identifies potential causes, helping patients feel—and breathe—better. Learn more about the Dyspnea Center.
Laryngeal Disorders/Voice Disorders
We provide coordinated diagnosis, innovative therapies and individualized patient care for a range of disorders affecting the voice and airway in coordination with the Voice Center.
Occupational and Environmental Lung Health
Our physicians trained in occupational medicine and environmental health provide care for people with lung diseases caused or aggravated by chemical irritants, allergens or toxins in work or home environments. Learn more about Occupational and Environmental Lung Health.
Partners Asthma Center
Partners Asthma Center features a team of allergists and pulmonologists who collaborate closely to provide expert care for asthma of all degrees of severity. Learn more about the Partners Asthma Center.
The tracheobronchial disorders care team takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating narrowing of the windpipe and large airways from tumor, injury or inflammation. Learn more about Tracheobronchial Disorders.
Airway and Breathing Disorders Leadership Team
This page was last modified on 8/8/2016