Asthma specialists at Duke care for children and adults with all types asthma. We have specialized training in the latest techniques, including bronchial thermoplasty, to treat severe asthma. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive care to treat your asthma, and educate and empower you to manage your disease.

Our Expertise Offers Hope to Asthma Sufferers

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which is thought to be linked to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Left untreated or poorly managed, asthma can damage your airways and seriously weaken your lung’s ability to function.

If you have asthma, and suffer from the wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, our asthma specialists have years of experience treating children and adults with all types of asthma, ranging from mild to very severe. Our advanced training and vast experience with a wide variety of medical approaches helps to control asthma, while also preventing and minimizing the severity of future attacks. Our ongoing research of asthma at the cellular level through clinical trials offers you individualized treatment plans with the latest medical therapies.

Choose Duke for your asthma treatment because we offer:

  • Outstanding coordinated care. We pinpoint the underlying cause of your asthma symptoms, and work with specializes throughout Duke to manage the conditions that may contribute to poor asthma control. That includes ear, nose and throat specialists if your asthma is worsened by chronic sinusitis, allergists and immunologists if you have allergic rhinitis or immune deficiency, and sleep disorder experts if you have sleep apnea. We ensure you receive the best care across all of the appropriate specialties.
  • Personalized approach to asthma care. The underlying cause of asthma can be different in each individual. We use advanced techniques to identify what type of inflammation you have in your lungs, and tailor your treatment to your needs. We also give you access to omalizumab (Xolair), a targeted therapy for severe asthma that is only available at specialized centers like ours.
  • Bronchial thermoplasty. We were involved in the clinical trials that lead to the FDA approval of thermal bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma. It delivers heat energy to airways, which reduces their ability to constrict.  We are one of the few places in North Carolina to offer this new technology.
  • Access to clinical trials. You may be eligible to participate in our clinical trials, which test new medications and therapies. We also study asthma at the cellular level in order to individualize treatments.



To ensure the best treatment for your asthma, you may undergo one or more of the following breathing tests:

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