Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the two most common respiratory conditions in the United States, each affecting approximately 20 million people. Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive care for people living with asthma and COPD so they can manage their diseases effectively and live full and active lives. Clinical research is also a major focus of our mission, as we try to generate new knowledge regarding asthma and COPD and offer new state-of-the-art therapies to our patients.

Research and academics

The Northwestern Medicine researchers in asthma and COPD conduct their work through the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, within the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Learn more about the research done within this division, including active clinical trials, areas of focus and research news. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care offers a clinical and a research fellowship program, as well as a training program in lung science. Detailed information about these programs is available in the Pulmonary and Critical Care education section.

Asthma

Northwestern Medicine offers a comprehensive therapeutic approach to asthma, including multidisciplinary care, advanced diagnostic testing and access to clinical research studies.

COPD

Northwestern Medicine offers advanced COPD therapies that help people breathe better, do more and have a better quality of life.

Meet the Teams

The Northwestern Medicine Asthma and COPD teams provide comprehensive care for people living with asthma and COPD so they can manage their diseases effectively and live full and active lives.
A physician looks at a pulmonary scan of the lungs.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital U.S. News & World Report Best National Hospital, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery 2019-2020

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Nationally recognized in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (17th)

Lung Transplantation Program

The Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplantation Program combines leading clinical practice with groundbreaking research in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of severe lung disease. With an active clinical trial program bringing new treatments and procedures to light, our pulmonary physicians offer experience, innovation and expertise in the treatment of complex lung disease.

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.