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Lonny Brett Yarmus, D.O.

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  • Clinical Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


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

Research Interests

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

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Dr. Lonny Yarmus is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include interventional pulmonology, minimal invasive diagnostics and lung cancer. 

Dr. Yarmus serves as the clinical chief for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and the research director of  Interventional Pulmonology at Johns Hopkins.

He earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed an advanced fellowship in interventional pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins and pulmonary and critical care medicine at Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Yarmus' research interests include minimally invasive device development, central airway obstruction, lung cancer, lung transplant airway stenosis and interventional pulmonology.

He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. more


  • Clinical Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Director, Interventional Pulmonary Research Core
  • Director, Interventional Pulmonary at Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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Centers & Institutes



  • DO, University Of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (2003)


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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2009)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Lung Cancer, EBUS, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Cryobiopsy, Airway Obstruction, Lung Transplantation

Clinical Trials

Local Therapy for Malignant Airway Obstruction

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Testing for Lung Cancer

Navigational Bronchoscopy



Selected Publications

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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.

Arias S, Semaan R, Lee H, Molena D, Feller-Kopman D, Yarmus L. "Tridimensional medical thoracoscopy." Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jun;12(6):945-7. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201503-164CC. No abstract available.

Arias S, Lee H, Semaan R, Frimpong B, Ortiz R, Feller-Kopman D, Oakjones-Burgess K, Yarmus L. "Use of electromagnetic navigational transthoracic needle aspiration (E-TTNA) for sampling of lung nodules." J Vis Exp. 2015 May 23;(99):e52723. doi: 10.3791/52723.

Lampaki S, Lazaridis G, Zarogoulidis K, Kioumis I, Papaiwannou A, Tsirgogianni K, Karavergou A, Tsiouda T, Karavasilis V, Yarmus L, Darwiche K, Freitag L, Sakkas A, Kantzeli A, Baka S, Hohenforst-Schmidt W, Zarogoulidis P. "Defining the role of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in early stage non-small cell lung cancer." J Cancer. 2015 May 7;6(6):568-74. doi: 10.7150/jca.11893. eCollection 2015. Review.

Akulian JA, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D. "The role of cricothyrotomy, tracheostomy, and percutaneous tracheostomy in airway management." Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Jun;33(2):357-67. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.02.009. Review.

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Activities & Honors


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

Professional Activities

  • Firm Faculty, Janeway Firm, William Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Interventional Pulmonary Inpatient Service

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