Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center
The Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center is an interdisciplinary center of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics dedicated to research, education and clinical care for patients with asthma, allergic diseases and airway disease, including lung, upper airway and skin allergies, mass cell disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and immunodeficiencies.
The Center brings together specialists in allergy and immunology and lung diseases to offer treatment to adults and children in a caring environment at a site conveniently located in Durham, but still a part of Duke University Medical Center. In addition to comprehensive medical care, it is our goal to educate patients so that they are empowered to control their disease.
As part of Duke’s mission to increase medical knowledge, the Center was also planned as a hub of patient-centered allergy, asthma, airway and immunodeficiency research efforts. We want to better understand airway and allergic diseases and to evaluate new treatment options for patients with immunodeficiencies, allergic disorders, asthma and other airway diseases therapies. Therefore, we carry out research in these areas to ultimately improve the lives of our patients. Read more about our clinical services and research.
The mission of the Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center is to devoted to exceptional clinical care, expert training, and leading-edge research.
- Provide state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with asthma, allergic diseases, and airway disease
- Develop preventive and treatment protocols for pulmonary rehabilitation and wellness, smoking cessation, and nutrition
- Treatment of contributing factors known to exacerbate airway disease such as depression and obesity
- Identification of factors commonly associated with airway disease including cardiac disease
- Community outreach through early detection and education programs
- Provide education in the prevention and treatment of airway diseases in adult and pediatric populations including but not limited to asthma, allergic diseases related to lung, upper airway, and skin, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, and cystic fibrosis in adults
- Serve as a major focus for training programs in allergy and pulmonary medicine, as well as ENT and dermatology programs
- Conduct clinical, translational, and basic research studies evaluating new therapies, interventions, assessment of contributing factors, and areas of airway pathobiology to ultimately improve the health of this patient population