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UR Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center

The UR PFF Care Center is the only Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network site in Upstate New York.

Read more about the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Welcome from the Director

Matthew Kottman, MDThe University of Rochester Interstitial Lung Disease Center is the only program in Upstate New York to receive the distinction of a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's Care Center Network (PFF-CCN).

In 2015, the University of Rochester joined Columbia, Cornell and Stony Brook to form a network of PFF-care centers in New York State. The PFF-CCN was developed to offer patients access to world experts in scarring lung diseases, improve the accuracy of diagnoses, improve access to anti-scarring medications, and advance research of this group of potentially devastating lung diseases. At the University of Rochester, we have a multi-disciplinary committee that meets regularly to ensure an appropriate and timely diagnosis for each individual.

The UR-PFF Care Center welcomes patients with scarring lung diseases who are looking to establish their primary lung care through the center as well as those who are seeking a second opinion regarding their lung disease and/or those who are interested in participating in clinical research or clinical trials. We are eager to assist primary care physicians and other pulmonologists in the care of their patients.

We look forward to developing a strong relationship with patients and their care givers as we search for the cure for pulmonary fibrosis!

R. Matthew Kottman, M.D.
Director, UR Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center