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University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC

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.

Learn more about the partnership between UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh to expand academic research and excellence in asthma.

Our Goals

  • To serve the needs of individuals with asthma through innovative approaches by an integrated team of scientists, clinicians, educators, patients, and the community
  • To become the national and international leader in asthma care and research, effectively delivering quality care while improving the understanding and treatment of asthma
  • To bring together experts in pediatric and adult medicine for a multidisciplinary approach to the clinical care of asthma patients of all ages

About UPMC

UPMC is a world-renowned, nonprofit health care provider and insurer committed to delivering exceptional, people-centered care and community services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh and affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is shaping the future of health through clinical and technological innovation, research, and education. Dedicated to advancing the well-being of our diverse communities, we provide more than $1 billion every year in community benefits, more than any other health system in Pennsylvania. Our 100,000 employees — including more than 5,000 physicians — care for patients across 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland, as well as overseas. UPMC Insurance Services covers more than 4 million members with a focus on providing the highest-quality care at the most affordable price. To learn more, visit