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David J. Feller-Kopman, M.D.

Director, Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine


Appointment Phone


Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Director, Interventional Pulmonology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Centers & Institutes



Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2533

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower 7-125
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2533


Bronchoscopy, Critical Care Medicine , Interventional Pulmonology, Pleural Diseases, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

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

    Additional Information

  • Education +
  • 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
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Board of Directors, American Association of Bronchology & Intervnetinoal Pulmonology


    • American College of Chest Physicians
    • American Thoracic Society
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