Nirupama Putcha, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Telugu


Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0545

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0545

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0545


Dr. Putcha is a pulmonary and critical care physician. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease (specifically obstructive lung diseases such as COPD and asthma), and in the care of critically ill patients in the Medical ICU. She is a member of the Lung Research Conference Planning Committee and provides teaching to medical students and residents at Johns Hopkins. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Alabama at Birmingham (2007)


  • Internal Medicine; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2010)


  • Pulmonary Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2017)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2014)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Putcha is interested in the role of comorbidities on clinical outcomes in the population with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She has studied the impact of specific comorbidities such as asthma, allergic disease, and anemia, on COPD outcomes, but has also studied the general burden of comorbidities with regards to COPD outcomes. She has also studied the impacts of the home environment, including secondhand smoke exposure as well as home allergen exposures with outcomes in COPD. Currently, Dr. Putcha is examining the effect of allergen sensitization and exposure on exacerbations and symptoms in COPD. Her long-term goal is to understand intrinsic and environmental drivers of heightened symptoms and exacerbations in COPD.

Contact for Research Inquiries

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Room 4B.73
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Clinic
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Building
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Patient Ratings & Comments

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