For Patients

The Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division provides state-of-the-art care to patients with pulmonary disease, critical illness and allergic disorders. Our division offers consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for pulmonary diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fungal diseases, interstitial lung disease (including sarcoidosis, scleroderma, and amyloidosis), lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and respiratory distress syndromes. Our center also specializes in the management of pulmonary hypertension and provides complete care for patients with respiratory failure and multi-system disease. Our section is committed to Boston Medical Center’s mission of providing exceptional care without exception.


To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 617 638-7480.

Prior to your first visit we ask that you have your medical records sent to us from your current PCP as well as the reason for your referral. You may fax this information to 617 638-7486.


The Pulmonary/Allergy/Asthma Practice is located at:

Shapiro Center
725 Albany St, Suite 9B
Boston, MA 02118

Discounted parking is available at the Doctors Office Building garage at 720 Harrison Avenue.

Below is a brief listing of our services and clinics. More detailed information is available by clicking on the relevant heading in the right margin of this page.

Special Services

The Pulmonary Function laboratory

The Pulmonary Physiology service is staffed by board-certified allergists and pulmonologists. Respiratory therapists specialize in providing accurate measurements of lung volumes, spirometry, and diffusing capacity and evaluating patients for oxygen home care requirements.

Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

Our pulmonary physicians have vast experience in fiberoptic bronchoscopy for diagnosing lung diseases.

Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET)

Our respiratory therapists and pulmonologists together perform CPETs to evaluate patients with unexplained shortness of breath, determine suitability for cardiothoracic surgery, test athletes for aerobic fitness (VO2max, anaerobic threshold, etc), and participate in ongoing interdepartmental clinical research studies.

Lung and pleural biopsies

Our pulmonary physicians work with interventional radiologists, thoracic oncologists, and thoracic surgeons to diagnose and treat interstitial lung diseases, infections, and malignancies.

Clinical Trials

Phase I-III trials of a variety of advanced lung diseases are conducted by several of our clinical centers. For more information, click on our section’s Translational-Clinical Research Programs on the left of this page.

Pulmonary Clinics

Boston Medical Center

Shapiro Center, Suite 9B: 617-638-7480
Hospital Operator: 617-638-8000
The Boston University Pulmonary Center: 617-638-4860

Directions to Boston Medical Center

Boston Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Campus

Drs. Jeffrey Berman, Ronald Goldstein, Daniel Gottlieb, Jack Faling, and Alan Fine

East Boston Health Center

Dr. Hasmeena Kathuria
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South Boston Health Center

Dr. John Berk
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Subspecialty Clinics

Specialty Services

Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, Boston Medical Center

Drs. John Berk, Christine Reardon, Michael Ieong, Elizabeth Klings, Darrell Kotton, Frederic Little, George O’Connor, Arthur Theodore.
Charles O’Donnell, Director, Respiratory Services
Alan Silva, RRT, RPFT

Boston Public Health Tuberculosis Clinic

Boston Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Center
Drs. John Bernardo, Alan Fine, and Jussi Saukkonen

Mass Hospital School (student health participants only)

Dr. Chris Reardon
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Sturdy Memorial Hospital (ICU only)

Dr. Felicia Chen
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