Pulmonology

Pulmonology

What is a pulmonologist?

A physician specializing in the lungs. The lungs are sponge-like air-filled, organs situated on neither side of the chest, and are protected by the rib cage. The lung’s function in the respiratory system is to bring oxygen from the atmosphere into the body and to remove carbon dioxide from the bloodstream.

A pulmonologist is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions involving the lungs and the respiratory tract, particularly pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD and lung fibrosis.