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Juan C Abril, M.D.

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)


Languages: English, Spanish


Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pleural Diseases, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Medicine, Sarcoidosis more


Chevy Chase Pulmonary Associates

5530 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1150
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 map
Phone: 301-656-7374 | Fax: 301-656-1019


Dr. Juan C. Abril, is board certified in pulmonary, intensive care, and sleep medicine.  Dr. Abril practices in private practice at Chevy Chase Pulmonary Associates, located in Chevy Chase, MD.  He is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is also affiliated with Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Abril received his medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in Bogota, Colombia, graduating in 2002. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.  He completed his Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine at The George Washington University. 

He has co-authored articles on mechanical ventilation and has participated in research in non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, chest ultrasound, and granulomatous lung diseases. 

His major professional interests include Sleep Disordered Breathing, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Diseases, and Asthma. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Medicine at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Medicine; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Facultad de Medicina (2002)


  • Internal Medicine; Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (2007)


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2011)
  • Sleep Medicine; The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2011)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sleep Medicine) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Automatic detection of patient-ventilator asynchrony by spectral analysis of airway flow. Gutierrez G, Ballarino GJ, Turkan H, Abril J, De La Cruz L, Edsall C, George B, Gutierrez S, Jha V, Ahari J. Crit Care. 2011 Jul 12:15(4):R167. doi: 10.1186/cc10309.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Chest Physicians - ACCP
  • American Thoracic Society - ATS
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine - SCCM
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine - AASM

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