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Interventional Pulmonology

When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

Pre / Post dilation
pre / post tumor excision

Tracheal Before Dilation A different patient with tracheal Stenosis obstruction by tumor (scroll mouse over images to view post-procedure results)

About our Practice

We provide multidisciplinary care for patients with all aspects of central airway obstruction due to either malignant or non-malignant disease. The complex airway team includes Interventional Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Anesthesiology. Our goal is to provide expeditious care in a multidisciplinary fashion with outstanding communication to both the patient and the referring physicians. To help achieve these goals, patients are discussed at a Multidisciplinary Complex Airway Conference.

In addition to airway obstruction from malignancy, we treat non-malignant central airway obstruction due to diseases such as tracheobronchomalacia, tracheal or sub-glottic stenosis, relapsing polychondritis, amyloidosis, tracheobronchial papillomatosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. We are fortunate to have all modalities for central airway intervention available to us, allowing treatment to be tailored to each patient. These technologies include:

  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Autofluorescence and narrow-band imaging
  • Thermal techniques including argon plasma coagulation (APC), electrocautery, laser and cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial brachytherapy
  • Silicone, metallic, and hybrid airway stents
  • Powered instrumentation (microdebrider)

Patients with pleural effusions, mediastinal adenopathy and lung nodules or masses are also evaluated and treated in a multidisciplinary approach with members of Interventional Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. We also perform ultrasound guided pleural procedures such as placement of PleurRx® and pigtail catheters, and medical thoracoscopy in addition to whole lung lavage. Additionally, we are one of the leading centers for intrabronchial valve placement for the management of prolonged air leaks.

Scheduling an Appointment

New Patients

Please call our Administrative Coordinators, Elizabeth Musyoki or Theo Gill, at (410) 502-2533 or e-mail to facilitate a new patient referral or schedule an appointment.

Before the appointment, all pertinent medical records from referring physicians should be faxed to (410) 630-7491

Patients should bring recent X-rays, CT scans and PET scans either as a 'hard copy' or on CD to their appointment or make them available prior to the appointment.

Please refer to the links below for procedure related information.


Interventional Pulmonology Clinic

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Location: 7th Floor
601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

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Mailing address

Interventional Pulmonology

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Location: Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7-125
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: (410) 502-2533
Fax: (410) 630-7491

Our Physicians

David Feller-Kopman, MD
Director, Bronchoscopy & Interventional Pulmonology
Professor of Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Lonny Yarmus, DO
Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Bayview Medical Center
Clinical Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Hans Lee, MD
Fellowship Program Director of Interventional Pulmonology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

KoPen Wang, MD
Interventional Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Jeffrey Thiboutot, MD
Interventional Pulmonary Fellow

Sharad Chandrika, MD

Interventional Pulmonary Fellow

Richard Battafarano, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Stephen Yang, MD
Professor of Surgery and Oncology

Malcolm Brock, MD
Thoracic Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Lynette Mark, MD
Clinical Director, Weinberg Operating Rooms
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Nassir Bhatti, MD
Associate Professor Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Russel Hales, MD
Director, Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Program
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Julie Brahmer, MD
Interim director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (Johns Hopkins Bayview campus)
Associate Professor of Oncology

Peggy Lang, NP
Coordinator for Thoracic Multidisciplinary Program, Lung Cancer Screening Clinic and Pulmonary Nodule Clinic

Our Staff

Carol Jackson & Sharon Patterson-Ikhile
Administrative Coordinators

Phone: (410) 502-2533
Fax: (410) 630-7491

Research Staff

Jenna Loss, Lexie Barriere, Priya Sathyanarayan, DJ White

Additional Links and Procedure Information

- Example of EBUS TBNA of 11L lymph node

- Johns Hopkins Hospital campus map

- Bronchoscopy information

- Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program

- PleurX® catheter drainage video**

- PleurX® Drainage Diary

- Rocket IPC Drainage Video

- Photodynamic therapy information

- Thoracoscopy information

- Bronchoscopy Anesthesia Checklist

- The Johns Hopkins Lung Cancer Program

- Click here to make a charitable donation to the Interventional Pulmonology Research Fund

**These videos were not produced by Johns Hopkins Medicine, and is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Johns Hopkins Medicine does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the information presented in the video, other than its own. Further, Johns Hopkins bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or quality of the content. In addition, Johns Hopkins does not endorse any commercial products that are mention in this video.

IP Continuing Medical Education

10th Annual Evaluation and Management of Pleural Disease CME Course:

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