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David Feller-Kopman, MD

David Feller-Kopman, MD David Feller-Kopman, MD

Director, Interventional Pulmonology

Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


EDUCATION - Medical School
The George Washington University School of Medicine

EDUCATION - Residency
Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston

EDUCATION – Fellowship
Combined Harvard Program: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess: Interventional Pulmonology

American Board of Internal Medicine
ABIM Diplomate: Critical Care Medicine
ABIM Diplomate: Pulmonary Disease

Complex central airway disease (malignant and non-malignant), tracheobronchomalacia, lung cancer, pleural disease, critical care medicine

Improving the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with complex airway disease, investigating the physiology and pathophysiology of non-malignant central airway obstruction and pleural disease as well as developing novel methods to teach procedural skills.

Associate Professor

Johns Hopkins Hospital


Feller-Kopman D, Transtracheal oxygen and percutaneous tracheostomy, in Simoff MJ, Sterman DH, Ernst A, editors, Thoracic Endoscopy: Advances in Interventional Pulmonology, Massachusetts: Blackwell Futura 2006, p. 173-187.

Feller-Kopman D. Acute complications of artificial airways. Clin Chest Med. 2003;24(3):445-55.

Ernst A, Majid A, Feller-Kopman D, Guerrero J, Boiselle B, Loring SH, O’Donnell C, DeCamp M, Herth FJF, Gangadharan S, and Ashiku S, Airway Stabilization With Silicone Stents for Treating Adult Tracheobronchomalacia: A Prospective Observational Study Chest 2007; 132: 609-616.

Anantham D, Feller-Kopman D, Shanmugham LN, Berman SM, DeCamp MM, Gangadharan SP, Eberhardt R, Herth F, Ernst A. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy guided fiducial placement for robotic stereotactic radiosurgery of lung tumors – a feasibility study. Chest 2007 [Epup ahead of print].

Feller-Kopman D, Ultrasound guided internal jugular access: A proposed standardized approach and implications for training and practice, Chest 2007; 132: 302–309.

Feller-Kopman D, Berkowitz D, Boiselle P, Ernst A, Large-volume Thoracentesis and the Risk of Re-expansion Pulmonary Edema, Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007 [in press].

Lee KS, Sun MRM, Ernst A, Feller-Kopman D, Majid A, Boiselle PM, Comparison of Dynamic Expiratory CT with Bronchoscopy for Diagnosing Airway Malacia:  a Pilot Evaluation, Chest 2007; 131: 758-764.

Loring SH, O’Donnell CR, Feller-Kopman D, Ernst A, Central Airway Mechanics and Flow Limitation in Acquired Tracheobronchomalacia, Chest 2007; 131: 1118-1124.

Eberhardt R, Anantham D, Herth F, Feller-Kopman D, Ernst A, Role of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Lung Lesions, Chest 2007; 131: 1800-1807.

Eberardtd R, Anatham D, Ernst A, Feller-Kopman D, Herth F, Multimodality Bronchoscopic Diagnosis of Peripheral Lung Lesions: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176: 36-41.

Feller-Kopman D, Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis, CHEST 2006; 126: 1709-1714.

Feller-Kopman D, Bechara R, Garland R, Ernst A, Ashiku S, Use of a Removable Endobronchial Valve for the Treatment of Bronchopleura Fistula, CHEST 2006; 130: 273-275.

Lunn W, Garland R, Ashiku S, Thurer RL, Feller-Kopman D, Ernst A, Microdebrider Bronchoscopy: A New Tool for the Interventional Bronchoscopist, Ann Thorac Surg 2005; 80: 1485-1488.

Lunn W, Feller-Kopman D, Wahidi M, Ashiku S, Thurer R, Ernst A, Endoscopic Removal of Metallic Airway Stents, Chest 2005; 127: 2106-2112.

Ernst A, Feller-Kopman D, Becker H, Mehta A, State of the Art: Central Airway Obstruction, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2004; 169: 1278-1297.

Feller-Kopman DJ, Bechara R, Bronchoscopy: General and Interventional, In: Laurent GJ, Shapiro SD, editors, Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine, Oxford, UK, Elsevier Ltd.: 2006, p. 305-13.

Ernst A, Feller-Kopman DJ, Ultrasound-Guided Procedures and Investigations: A Manual for the Clinician, New York: Taylor & Francis; 2006.