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Advanced Obstructive Lung Disease

With a full array of diagnostic tools and skilled clinicians, our Advanced Obstructive Lung Disease Team offers comprehensive evaluation, testing, therapy and prevention services for lung conditions.  Our specialists personally provide patients with the most advanced care, delivered with the kindness and compassion for which this hospital is well known.

For more information, please call 617-789-2AIR (2247) or email 



Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD
Chronic bronchitis 
Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
Surgical lung volume reduction 
Bronchial thermoplasty 
Airway Stent Placements 
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Smoking cessation
Access to trials

We focus on prevention, evaluation, therapy and rehabilitation for patients with the lung disease, which is also known as emphysema.  In the forefront of new therapy development, and led by the world’s foremost COPD authority, we treat every patient with the compassion and caring for which St. Elizabeth’s is known.

With the goal of preventing potentially catastrophic diseases, we coach patients who want to stop smoking and help patients manage COPD.  We collaborate with our outstanding cardiothoracic surgery and lung cancer experts in diagnosing and treating lung conditions or malignancies.

Our Team
Samaan Rafeq, MD
Peter LaCamera, MD
Deirdre Keogh, NP
Paula Mulkern, RN, BSN 

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