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Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

What We Do
CHA pulmonary specialists see people with lung and breathing problems, but also help with severe allergies, sleep disorders and other lung conditions.

Conditions Treated

Asthma  Shortness of breath 
Emphysema Bronchitis
Pulmonary hypertension Pneumonia
Interstitial lung disease Sarcoidosis
Lung cancer Sleep apnea
Other lung or breathing problems  

Services or Tests

Bronchoscopy - allows your doctor to see inide your throat and lungs

Pulmonary function testing - helps diagnose lung problems

Lung biopsy - takes a tissue sample for further testing

Sleep studies - assess how well you breathe during sleep

Respiratory therapy - helps you improve your breathing

Ages Seen
Age 16 and older - Medical Specialties
Age 0-18 - Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic

Office Locations
Somerville Hospital (including sleep lab)
Whidden Hospital
Cambridge Pediatrics (Pedi clinic)

Contact Us

Somerville Hospital
Phone: 617-591-4350
Fax: 617-591-4360

Whidden Hospital
Phone: 617-394-7600
Fax: 617-381-7118

Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic
Phone: 617-665-1264
Fax: 617-665-1835

Asthma 101

Alexander White, MDMore than 20 million Americans have asthma, and this year, more than 4,000 will die from asthma attacks. As May is Asthma and Allergy awareness month, we asked Alexander White, MD, our Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine to provide an overview of asthma. Find out more about this potentially deadly but very controllable disease.

Learn more about the CHA Pulmonology team