George Pyrgos, MD, with a pulmonary patient at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. 

Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan, and other chest imaging studies.

Disorders frequently diagnosed and managed by a pulmonologist include:

  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest Radiography
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Computerized Tomography
  • COPD
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer and Tumors
  • Lung Scan
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Oximetry
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis


Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 443-777-7900

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: 443-777-7325


Core Team

Affiliated Pulmonary Providers