Specialists and Care Centers

Pulmonary Fibrosis Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine provides complete diagnostic and treatment services and facilities for patients with all types of respiratory diseases.

Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program

The Interstitial Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive and advanced care to patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary fibrosis from all causes. Our focus on ILD/pulmonary fibrosis allows for a greater expertise and a greater depth of knowledge in treating this relatively rare group of disorders.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our pulmonologists work with specialists to combine exercise training with breathing retraining, behavioral support and educational programs designed to help patients with cystic fibrosis other related chronic lung diseases.

The main goals of pulmonary rehabilitation are:

  • Help you control symptoms
  • Improve daily living activities
  • Restore your ability to function independently

Our team* of nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, pastoral care staff and dietitians will be with you from the start. They'll develop a plan that's right for you by gradually increasing activity levels and improving your quality of life.

Lung Transplantation Program

The physicians in the Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplantation Program combine 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.

While lung transplantation is not a cure, it has been shown to have an impressive record in prolonging life among patients with end-stage lung disease: 50 percent of patients live another five years and 20 percent, another 10 years.

The multidisciplinary team* of lung transplant physicians are experienced in all manner of advanced lung disease.

Combining leading research, clinical expertise and thorough diagnostic evaluation, Northwestern Medicine is able to offer the best possible range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for patients.

The Lung Transplantation Program is one more example of our global approach to quality patient care.

Meet the Teams

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.

Related Resources

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Lung Biopsy Podcast: Get detailed information about how a lung biopsy is performed and how to prepare for it.


In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.