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Our Pulmonologists

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Clinical Services:

Our expert pulmonologists are committed to providing patients exceptional, collaborative care and treatment for a wide range of respiratory and lung conditions with the goal of enhancing their patients’ respiratory health.

WakeMed Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine specialists provide management and services for many lung conditions including, but not limited to the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial and Occupational Lung Disease
  • Lung Masses, Obstruction, and Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules and Other Lung Radiographic Abnormalities
  • Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders
  • Pleural effusions and other Pleural Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Medicine

Our specialty care includes focus on the following: 

  • Advanced minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy
  • Benign and malignant airway obstruction
  • Diagnosis and management of pleural disease
  • Investigation of pulmonary nodules and lymphadenopathy
  • Tracheobronchial and subglottic stenosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia

Members of our expert team perform the following Capabilities/Procedures:

  • Airway stent placement
  • Balloon dilation
  • Cryotherapy & cryobiopsy
  • EBUS - Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Endobronchial valves
  • Minimally invasive lung biopsy
  • Pleurodeisis
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Tunneled pleural catheter
  • Whole lung lavage

We are pleased to offer dedicated Pulmonary Function Testing Labs in Brier Creek, at Cary Hospital and on Raleigh Campus.

WakeMed Rehab also provides Pulmonary Therapy & Cardiopulmonary Rehab. Learn more.

Our Locations

Our Providers


Puneet Agarwal, MD

Lindsay Boole, MD

Anna Conterato, MD

Rory Cumberland, PA

Kevin Davidson, MD
Program Director

Jonathan Forbes, DO

Darrin Hursey, MD

Amarpreet Kaur, MD

Judit Kuhn, MD

Sahba Maani, MD, FCCP

Manjula Nagaraja, MD

Saurav Pokharel, MD

Thomas Nash Rusher, MD

Trevor Taylor, MD

Krista Whittington, NP

Jason Wieland, PA

Cameron Wilson, PA-C


Lung and respiratory disease can have a significant impact on your quality of life.  That’s why having a caring team of providers to help you manage common conditions such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea – as well as the most complex lung and respiratory conditions – can help you and your family breathe easier. 

Our board-certified providers offer exceptional patient care both in the hospital and on an outpatient basis for well-coordinated care that is unmatched in Wake County.  We are committed to helping our patients improve their quality of life by providing exceptional patient care and helping patients navigate the complexities of lung and respiratory disease, every step of the way.

We are proud to offer traditional pulmonology medicine services as well as sleep medicine, pulmonary hypertension care, and state-of-the-art interventional pulmonary procedures. With convenient offices in Raleigh and Cary, we are committed to expanding to meet the growing needs of this community.

Our team of providers offer the following procedures:

  • Airway Stent & Valve Placement
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cryobiopsy of Lung
  • Endobronchial Valves and Stents
  • Right-Heart Catheterization
  • Pleuroscopy/Pleural Biopsy
  • PleurX Catheter Placement
  • Pulmonary Function Testing with Lung Volumes, Bronchodilators, and DLCO
  • Transbronchial and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Guided Biopsies
  • Thoracentesis
  • Interventional Pulmonary Procedures

    • Thoracentesis
    • Pleurex Catheter Placement
    • Pleuroscopy
    • Flexible Bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
    • Navigational Bronchoscopy
    • Rigid Bronchoscopy
    • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
    • Electrocautery
    • Endobroncial ballon dilation
    • Endobronchial Cryotherapy
    • Endobronchial Stent Placement
    • Pleurodesis
    • Endobronchial Valve Placement
    • Tumor Debulking
    • Photodynamic Therapy
    • Brachytherapy
    • Ultrasound Guided Transthoracic Needle Aspiration

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