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David J Feller-Kopman, MD

Director, Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director, Interventional Pulmonology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Esophageal Cancer Program
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Improving the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with complex airway disease; Investigating the physiology and pathophysiology of non-malignant central airway obstruction; Pleural pathophysiology, including the treatment of recurrent pleural effuisons


  • English


Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Member, American Thoracic Society

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • George Washington University School of Medicine ( Washington DC ) (1994)


    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Medicine ( Boston MA ) (1999)
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Medicine ( Boston MA ) (1997)


    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( Boston MA ) (2002)
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine ( Boston MA ) (2002)
    • Massachusetts General Hospital/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine ( Boston MA ) (2002)


    • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)
    • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Akulian J, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D. Tissue Acquisition and Specimen Processing in the Diagnosis of NSCLC. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Dec;34(6):787-91. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1358555. Epub 2013 Nov 20. PMID: 24258568 
    2. Sussan TE, Ingole V, Kim JH, McCormick S, Negherbon J, Fallica J, Akulian J, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D, Wills-Karp M, Horton MR, Breysse PN, Agrawal A, Juvekar S, Salvi S, Biswal S. Source of Biomass Cooking Fuel Determines Pulmonary Response to Household Air Pollution. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24102120 
    3. Yarmus L, Akulian J, Gilbert C, Feller-Kopman D, Lee HJ, Zarogoulidis P, Lechtzin N, Ali SZ, Sathiyamoorthy V. Optimizing Endobronchial Ultrasound for Molecular Analysis: How Many Passes Are Needed? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24079724 
    4. Gilbert CR, Chen A, Akulian JA, Lee HJ, Wahidi M, Argento AC, Tanner NT, Pastis NJ, Harris K, Sterman D, Toth JW, Chenna PR, Feller-Kopman D, Yarmus L. The use of convex probe endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in a pediatric population: A multicenter study. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Sep 13. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22887. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24039186 
    5. Gilbert CR, Feller-Kopman D, Akulian J, Hayes M, Yarmus L. Interventional pulmonology procedures in the pediatric population. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22855. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23836724
    6. Fysh ET, Tremblay A, Feller-Kopman D, Mishra EK, Slade M, Garske L, Clive AO, Lamb C, Boshuizen R, Ng BJ, Rosenstengel AW, Yarmus L, Rahman NM, Maskell NA, Lee YC. Clinical outcomes of indwelling pleural catheter-related pleural infections: an international multicenter study. Chest. 2013 Nov 1;144(5):1597-602. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-3103. PMID: 23828305 
    7. Yarmus LB, Akulian J, Lechtzin N, Yasin F, Kamdar B, Ernst A, Ost DE, Ray C, Greenhill SR, Jimenez CA, Filner J, Feller-Kopman D; American College of Chest Physicians Quality Improvement Registry, Education, and Evaluation (AQuIRE) Participants Comparison of 21-gauge and 22-gauge aspiration needle in endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: results of the American College of Chest Physicians Quality Improvement Registry, Education, and Evaluation Registry. Chest. 2013 Apr;143(4):1036-43. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1205. PMID: 23632441
    8. Gilbert CR, Akulian JA, Feller-Kopman D, Yarmus L. Ergonomics and bronchoscopy: a survey of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Apr;20(2):113-20. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3182912c4d. PMID: 23609244 
    9. Jamieson DB, Bose S, Feller-Kopman D, Imad M, Yarmus L. A therapeutic thoracoscopy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):163-5. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201211-113CR. No abstract available. PMID: 23607851
    10. Feller-Kopman DJ, Brigham E, Lechtzin N, Gilbert C, Akulian J, Yarmus L. Training perspective: the impact of starting an endobronchial ultrasound program at a major academic center on fellows training of transbronchial needle aspiration. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):127-30. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201208-052OC. PMID: 23607841
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    Alpha Omega Alpha
    Board of Directors, American Association of Bronchology & Intervnetinoal Pulmonology
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2533
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