Measles Information

Medical staff members of the Northwestern Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis Team standing next to each other and smiling.

Our Program Goals

  • Diagnose and treat interstitial lung disease.
  • Support you and your caregivers throughout the interstitial lung disease journey.
  • Allow for the opportunity to participate in clinical trials for treatments that are not yet widely available.
  • Teach you about interstitial lung disease, its symptoms, disease progression, and characteristics.
  • If needed, refer you to the Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Team.

Common Diseases We Treat

  • Pulmonary fibrosis, both idiopathic and familial
  • Short telomere syndrome
  • Connective tissue disease interstitial lung disease
    • Scleroderma
    • Systemic sclerosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Sjogren’s syndrome
    • Anti-synthetase syndrome
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Polymyositis
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Vasculitis
  • Non-specific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP)
  • Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP)
  • Cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis (COP)
  • Smoking-related interstitial lung disease
  • Exposure-related interstitial lung disease
    • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • Eosinophilic pneumonias
  • COVID-19-related lung disease

Meet the Teams

A physician looks at a pulmonary scan of the lungs.
The Interstitial Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program Teams provide comprehensive and advanced care to patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary fibrosis from all causes.
Locations & Contact Information
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    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Nationally recognized in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (No. 18)

    What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

    Fibrosis causes the tissues in the lungs to get thick and stiff. This makes it hard to breathe and causes cough, chest pain and fatigue.

    What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

    A type of lung disorder that inflames or scars the lungs and make it hard for you to get enough oxygen. More than 200 lung disorders fall into the interstitial lung disease group, including pulmonary fibrosis.


    Northwestern Medicine specialists work hard to care for people with interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis. If you are a clinician, call 312.695.1800 to refer a patient.

    Lung Transplant Program

    The Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Program is dedicated to providing innovative services and a world-class patient experience through comprehensive transplant care. We offer a team approach to care for patients with advanced lung disease.

    Interstitial Lung Disease Clinical Trials

    Every new treatment starts as a clinical trial.

    Related Resources

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation