Sally Wenzel, MD – Director

The University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of asthmatics. Our team uses a personalized care approach to provide research opportunities for participants with mild to severe asthma.

When a participant comes to us at the Asthma Institute they are carefully evaluated to determine if they have asthma, what type of asthma they have, and what treatment will be best to treat it effectively. We offer the latest advancements in diagnostic testing including: spirometry, lung volumes, methacholine challenge, and other pulmonary function testing methods.

The Asthma institute team includes:

  • Allergists
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Pulmonologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Researchers

Additionally, our doctors have dedicated their careers to studying the disease (conducting research):

  • To improve the health and wellness of asthmatics
  • To advance the understanding of asthma and the treatment of asthma
  • To learn more about how our physical, social, environmental, cultural, and genetic factors affect the health of asthmatics

Meet Our Doctors

Meet our Coordinators

For more information about our research studies, see our Current Studies page, check out our Research FAQ page, or call us at 412-647-9955.

For more information about making a clinical appointment with one of our doctors, see our Comprehensive Lung Center (Clinical Office) page.