Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 35(06): 763-768
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1395506
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The Future of Interventional Pulmonology

Sixto Arias
1  Section of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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Hans J. Lee
1  Section of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
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Publication Date:
02 December 2014 (online)

Abstract

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.