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Pulmonary Clinic for COPD and Asthma


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The University of Miami Center for COPD and Asthma Care and Research is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facility located at the University of Miami Health System. We focus on managing chronic respiratory diseases that affects the airways, particularly asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and bronchiectasis.

We provide the highest quality of health care to South Florida’s diverse population. As the only university-based breathing disorder clinic in the region, leading-edge patient care is delivered by internationally recognized leaders in the field.

Our expertise allows us to deliver the latest advances in testing and treatment that improve quality of life and clinical outcomes. Our team also works closely with specialists in other areas including allergy and immunology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, respiratory therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy to bring patients the highest level of coordinated care possible.

Who We Are

We are a team of physician-scientists that focus on diagnosis and treatment of different airway disorders including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and bronchiectasis. Our group consists of internationally recognized leaders in the field with active research from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Florida Department of Health.

Diagnostic testing available includes computed tomography, pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, methacholine challenge test, and genetic testing. We also offer advanced airways disease management including biologic therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, smoking cessation, endobronchial valve placement, lung volume reduction surgery, and lung transplant for those who qualify.

Our providers are affiliated with University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, UHealth Tower, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare system.

Conditions We Treat

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Bronchiectasis

Diagnostic Tests Offered


  • State-of-the-art pulmonary function testing
  • Alpha 1 augmentation therapy
  • Bronchoprovocation testing (methacholine, mannitol and exercise)
  • Exhaled nitric oxide measurement
  • 6-minute walk test
  • Chest imaging, including low-dose CT scan for lung cancer
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopy

In addition, we offer advanced therapies, including:

  • Immunotherapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Endobronchial valve placement (through interventional pulmonology)
  • Lung transplant
  • Advanced therapies for airway diseases offered through participating clinical trials

By providing state-of-the-art testing and therapies, education and disease management, plus access to clinical trials, the University of Miami Airway Disease Clinic helps you to achieve the life you want through better health outcomes.

Our Specialists

Sixto Arias
Sixto Arias, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonology
Michael Campos, M.D.
Michael Campos, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology

Trishul Siddharthan, M.D., FCCP
Trishul Siddharthan, M.D., FCCP
Adam Wanner, M.D.
Adam Wanner, M.D.

Lisa Arbach, APRN
Lisa Arbach, APRN


  • Clinical and Population Research
  • Applied and Basic Research

How can I participate?
The team is continually conducting research in many different fields of focus. Applicants are always needed to further our efforts in advancing pulmonary medicine. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of lung research, visit our clinical research page for a full list of currently enrolling studies and steps on how you can join.

How can you get involved?
To schedule a clinical appointment, call 305-243-6387.

To enroll in a research study, call 305-243-5549.

1321 NW 14th St, Suite 204
Miami, FL 33125

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