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Interventional Pulmonology

The Interventional Pulmonology Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Siteman Cancer Center, uses the following specialized technology to offer patients advanced diagnoses and expert care:

  • Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy can detect lung cancer early and evaluate lymph nodes, masses, and lung nodules (growths);
  • Therapeutic bronchoscopy uses multiple methods of treatment of both malignant and benign medical conditions;
  • Pleural diagnostics and therapeutics can diagnose and treat excess fluid, blood, or air in the pleural space.

Interventional Pulmonology evaluates patients in collaboration with physicians in thoracic surgery, otolaryngology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to ensure appropriate evaluation and management of thoracic abnormalities. Our practice addresses a broad range of abnormalities, including airway disease, cancer involving the lungs, and medical conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The relationship between departments ensures seamless referrals across medical specialties in a multidisciplinary, expedited fashion.


Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center
4921 Parkview, 8th Floor
St. Louis, Mo 63110

Thoracic Surgery
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 112
St. Louis, MO 63141

Patients are initially seen at the Jacqueline Maritz Lung Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital or at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Outpatient procedures are performed at the new Interventional Pulmonology Center on the street level of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital south campus.

Alexander Chen, MD, leads our center—which was one of the first dedicated interventional pulmonology centers in the country.

For more information about the Interventional Pulmonology Center or to request a referral, call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll-free at 866-867-3627.

2023 Best Hospitals - Pulmonology

#23 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 866.867.3627
General Information: 314.747.3000
One Barnes-Jewish Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
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