State-of-the-Art Diagnosis and Treatment for COPD

Byron Thomashow, MD, meets with a patient

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Jo-Ann F. LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure

The Jo-Ann F. LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure at Columbia University Irving Medical Center NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (CUIMC/NYP) is a state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. Most recently, NewYork-Presbyterian was ranked #1 for COPD in New York State and among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Personalized Treatment and Support

Our goal is to develop an individualized care plan that includes the best possible treatment options. We offer the latest diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for a wide range of pulmonary disorders, allergic conditions, and critical illnesses. 

Comprehensive Care in One Location

As part of the Price Family Center for Comprehensive Chest Care, we leverage the expertise of specialists across Columbia. With several specialized pulmonary centers, we treat conditions that affect the lungs and airways, including the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. 

Our experts collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines such as:

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology 

Cutting-Edge Procedures From Leaders in the Field

The LeBuhn Center offers some of today's most advanced procedures for COPD. We collaborate with the Columbia Lung Volume Reduction Program to offer minimally-invasive options for patients that don't respond to medical therapy. And we work with the Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation to coordinate care for patients that are candidates for transplant.