Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that makes it hard to breathe and involves coughing up mucus.

Programs + Services

Pulmonary Clinic

The Pulmonary Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary problems.

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery is performed at Tufts Medical Center to improve the lives of patients whose lungs have been compromised by COPD or emphysema.

Doctors + Care Team

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Title(s): Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

Read about our enduring history