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Lonny Brett Yarmus, DO

Clinical Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Clinical Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Fellowship Director, Interventional Pulmonology
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Lung Cancer Program
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Critical Care, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interests

Lung Cancer; Lung Transplant Airway Stenosis; Interventional Pulmonology; Central airway obstruction


  • English


American Thoracic Society, 2006-Present
American College of Chest Physicians, 2006-Present
Society for Critical Care Medicine, 2006-Present

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • University Of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford ME ) (2003)


    • Maine Medical Center / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Portland ME ) (2006)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2009)
    • Maine Medical Center / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Portland ME ) (2009)


    • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
    • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Zarogoulidis P, Darwiche K, Sakkas A, Yarmus L, Huang H, Li Q, Freitag L, Zarogoulidis K, Malecki M. Suicide Gene Therapy for Cancer - Current Strategies. J Genet Syndr Gene Ther. 2013 Aug 9;4. pii: 16849. PMID: 24294541
    2. Dezube R, Terry P, Akulian J, Mathai SC, Boyle M, Khasab T, Yarmus L. Chronic expanding hematoma of the lung. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Dec 1;188(11):e71. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201304-0723IM. No abstract available. PMID: 24289786 [PubMed - in process]
    3. 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 
    4. Zarogoulidis P, Darwiche K, Huang H, Spyratos D, Yarmus L, Li Q, Kakolyris S, Syrigos K, Zarogoulidis K. Time recall; future concept of chronomodulating chemotherapy for cancer. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2013 Jul;14(6):632-42. PMID: 24180308 
    5. Zarogoulidis P, Yarmus L, Zarogoulidis K. New insights for IL-6 targeted therapy as an adjuvant treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer. Ther Deliv. 2013 Oct;4(10):1221-3. doi: 10.4155/tde.13.95. No abstract available. PMID: 24116905 
    6. 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 
    7. 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
    8. Zarogoulidis P, Yarmus L, Darwiche K, Walter R, Huang H, Li Z, Zaric B, Tsakiridis K, Zarogoulidis K. Interleukin-6 cytokine: a multifunctional glycoprotein for cancer. Immunome Res. 2013 Aug 12;9(62):16535. doi: 10.1186/2090-5009-9-1. PMID: 24078831 
    9. 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
    10. Zarogoulidis P, Petridis D, Ritzoulis C, Darwiche K, Kioumis I, Porpodis K, Spyratos D, Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Yarmus L, Huang H, Li Q, Freitag L, Zarogoulidis K. Internal mouthpiece designs as a future perspective for enhanced aerosol deposition. Comparative results for aerosol chemotherapy and aerosol antibiotics. Int J Pharm. 2013 Nov 18;456(2):325-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2013.09.004. Epub 2013 Sep 11. PMID: 24035789

    Clinical Trials

    Local Therapy for Malignant Airway Obstruction

    Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Testing for Lung Cancer


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    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Lonny Yarmus

    Lonny Yarmus, director of interventional pulmonology, specializes in the early diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. He also treats patients with complicated lung diseases, such as airway obstruction, severe asthma and chronic pulmonary obstruction

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2533
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    7th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-3408
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    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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