The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides personalized care for patients with respiratory conditions, from common diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to complex inherited diseases, and difficult-to-treat infections and respiratory failure. Patients benefit from our multidisciplinary approach to care which unites over 50 highly trained pulmonologists with thoracic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and allergists/immunologists and more. Together, these specialists offer precise diagnostic capabilities and recommend targeted treatments.
Under the leadership of Bruce Levy, MD, Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, our board-certified pulmonologists have developed 36 unique pulmonary programs, focused on specific diseases and select patient populations. Our physicians serve as pulmonary specialists for Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center and are an integral part of The Lung Center, a collaborative team of medical and surgical experts.
Pulmonologists at BWH are shaping the future of pulmonary medicine every day: pioneering groundbreaking research, developing new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating pulmonary disease and educating the next generation of physicians through our acclaimed Harvard-BWH pulmonary and critical care fellowship program.
Why BWH for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine?
- Collaborative care, uniting pulmonology with thoracic surgery, pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, radiation and medical oncology, otolaryngology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology, infectious disease, precision medicine and nursing.
- Thirty-six niche programs for diverse lung conditions and specialized focus areas.
- Board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians who teach at Harvard Medical School.
- Member of Mass General Brigham Asthma Center, a collaboration among MGB-affiliated allergists and pulmonologists.
- One of few pulmonary genetics programs in the United States dedicated to diagnosing, managing and counseling patients with rare genetic forms of lung disease.
- Pulmonary oncology specialists consulting with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.
- Interventional pulmonologists offering minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures.
- Pulmonologists listed among Boston’s Top Doctors by Boston Magazine, America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and Best Doctors in America.
- Lung Research Center combines basic science and clinical and genetic research to develop treatments to improve length and quality-of-life for patients with respiratory diseases.
- NIH and other funded research grants, including Severe Asthma Research Program, cancer genetics, COPD Gene Study and PCORI asthma study.
- Institutional history of lung care milestones, including anesthesia during childbirth and the first iron lung for polio treatment.
- Site of first adult lung transplant in Massachusetts and the first bilateral (double) lung transplant in New England.
- Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, the first program in the region accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), integrates pulmonary medicine and cardiovascular medicine.
- Educating future pulmonologists through the Harvard-Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. In 2016, seven of our Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows received awards from the American Thoracic Society.
- Participating and founding member of the New England Lung Conference.
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, in collaboration with The Lung Center, offers coordinated medical and surgical appointments scheduled on the same day.