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Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery by fat, air, a blood clot, or tumor cells.

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Pulmonary Clinic

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

The Lung Nodule Evaluation Center at Tufts MC has experienced doctors who determine the cause and type (benign or malignant) of lung nodules from X-rays or CT scans.
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Doctors + Care Team

Ioana R. Preston, MD

Ioana R. Preston, MD

Title(s): Pulmonary Function Lab Director; Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary hypertension, critical care medicine, general pulmonology

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Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Title(s): Director, Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic; Pulmonary Attending Physician; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine

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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.

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