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Robert A Wise, M.D.

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  • Professor of Medicine


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

Research Interests

Critical care medicine; Emphysema; Scleroderma; Pulmonary medicine; Asthma; Lung-volume reduction surgery; COPD

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Robert Wise is a professor of medicine and an instructor of radiology and radiological science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also holds a joint appointment in environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

His areas of clinical expertise include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and pulmonary disease. Dr. Wise serves as director of the research training program for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins and is the Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center.

Dr. Wise graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Health System. He performed fellowships in respiratory therapy and environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins. 

His research focuses on chronic obstructive lung diseases. more


  • Professor of Medicine
  • Instructor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine, Harvard Medical School (1971)


  • University of Michigan Health System / Medicine (1977)


  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health / Environmental Health Sciences (1980)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Respiratory Therapy (1980)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1976)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (1980)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Wise and his team conduct clinical trials to study chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD) and asthma.  This includes pharmacologic agents, behavioral interventions, and devices. 

Clinical Trials

Evaluate the Effect of Aclidinium Bromide on Long-term Cardiovascular Safety and Exacerbations in Moderate to Very Severe COPD Patients. (ASCENT COPD)

Losartan for treatment of Emphysema (LEEP)

Zinc Gluconate for Chronic Cough (ZICO)

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