More than 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, inhibiting their ability to carry out everyday tasks and activities. Our experienced team at the Asthma Institute, part of UPMC’s Comprehensive Lung Center, offers high-quality care and leading-edge treatments to those affected by the disease.
Established in 2008, the Asthma Institute serves individuals across the country who suffer from asthma, treating cases from the mildest to the most severe. Our team of experts in the care of asthma patients offers an integrated approach to personalized medicine, clinical trials, and cutting-edge research.
Whether you have been diagnosed with asthma or are just beginning to experience symptoms, the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC can help you find out what your symptoms mean, create a treatment plan, and ultimately reduce the impact of asthma on your daily life.
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.9 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $800 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.