Dr. James F. Donohue
Dr. James F. Donohue

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined as a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, mucus production and wheezing, and it can be caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate, as well as cigarette smoke.

Dr. James F. Donohue, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine has ranked #10 in the nation for his expertise and contributions to understanding and treating COPD. Recognized as a master clinician and clinical scientist, he has led trials for the most commonly used inhaled therapies for COPD and asthma.

Expertscape has recognized Dr. James F. Donohue as a national leader in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined as a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, mucus production and wheezing, and it can be caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate, as well as cigarette smoke.

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Last year, Donohue received the “Breathing for Life Award” from the American Thoracic Society, the highest honor given for philanthropy, scientific achievement and commitment to mentorship. To find a video about Donohue and learn more about the American Thoracic Society, visit: Breathing For Life. Donohue also played a major role in building the pulmonary diseases and critical care division in the department of medicine. He was the second physician to join the division in 1976, and he served as division chief from 2002-11. Today, the division has 32 faculty members and 11 fellows.

Find the Expertscape list here: COPD Experts.