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David J Feller-Kopman, M.D.
Director, Interventional Pulmonology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Bronchoscopy, Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Pleural Diseases, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Research Interests: Pleural pathophysiology, including the treatment of recurrent pleural effusions; Investigating the physiology and pathophysiology of non-malignant central airway obstruction; Improving the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with complex airway disease ...read more
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Dr. David Feller-Kopman is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include bronchoscopy, critical care medicine and interventional pulmonology.
Dr. Feller-Kopman serves as the director of interventional pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
He earned his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and performed a combined fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Feller-Kopman's research interests include pleural pathophysiology, including the treatment of recurrent pleural effusions; investigating the physiology and pathophysiology of non-malignant central airway obstruction; and improving the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with complex airway disease.
He is a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. He has been recognized with Geoffrey McLennan Memorial Award for Advances in Interventional Pulmonology by the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, and received the Pasquale Ciaglia Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. He was recently inducted into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Director, Interventional Pulmonology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Professor of Medicine
- Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
- Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Departments / Divisions
- MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1994)
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Medicine (1997)
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Medicine (1999)
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2002)
- Brigham and Womens' Hospital / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2002)
- Massachusetts General Hospital / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2002)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2001)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2000)
Research & Publications
Dr. Feller-Kopman is participating in the SWIFT clinical study for individuals who have difficulty breathing and suffer from malignant pleural effusions.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Wahidi MM, Herth F, Yasufuku K, Shepherd RW, Yarmus L, Chawla M, Lamb C, Casey KR, Patel S, Silvestri GA, Feller-Kopman DJ. "Technical aspects of endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration: CHEST guideline and expert panel report." Chest. 2015 Sep 24. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-1216. [Epub ahead of print]
Ost DE, Ernst A, Lei X, Kovitz KL, Benzaquen S, Diaz-Mendoza J, Greenhill S, Toth J, Feller-Kopman D, Puchalski J, Baram D, Karunakara R, Jimenez CA, Filner JJ, Morice RC, Eapen GA, Michaud GC, Estrada-Y-Martin RM, Rafeq S, Grosu HB, Ray C, Gilbert CR, Yarmus LB, Simoff M; AQuIRE Bronchoscopy Registry. "Diagnostic yield and complications of bronchoscopy for peripheral lung lesions: Results of the AQuIRE registry." Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]
Bintcliffe OJ, Hallifax RJ, Edey A, Feller-Kopman D, Lee YC, Marquette CH, Tschopp JM, West D, Rahman NM, Maskell NA. "Spontaneous pneumothorax: time to rethink management?" Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Jul;3(7):578-88. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00220-9. Review.
Corcoran JP, Wrightson JM, Belcher E, DeCamp MM, Feller-Kopman D, Rahman NM. "Pleural infection: past, present, and future directions." Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Jul;3(7):563-77. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00185-X. Review.
Shafiq M, Frick KD, Lee H, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman DJ. "Management of malignant pleural effusion: A cost-utility analysis." J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Jul;22(3):215-25. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000192.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Activities & Honors
- Board of Directors, American Association of Bronchology & Intervnetinoal Pulmonology
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Geoffrey McLennan Memorial Award for Advances in Interventional Pulmonology, American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 2012
- American College of Chest Physicians' Geoffrey McClennan Memorial Award, 2013
- American College of Chest Physicians' Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Award, 2014
- Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- Board of Directors, American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
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