The future of interventional pulmonology

Sixto Arias, Hans J. Lee

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Interventional pulmonology (IP) is a maturing subspecialty of pulmonary medicine focused on advanced diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary and thoracic medical procedures for a variety of illnesses. This rapidly growing field requires highly specific knowledge and skill sets beyond its parent specialty. While the future of IP will continue to show growth, we postulate on a few upcoming technologies which may influence the field and discuss some of the challenges associated with growth in IP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-768
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2014


  • bronchoscopy
  • interventional pulmonology
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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