Bronchiectasis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

Bronchiectasis is a lung disease in which the airways become larger than normal. As a result, mucus and bacteria have a harder time being expectorated and become trapped. This causes symptoms of chronic cough and sputum production, with periods of exacerbations which may require course of antibiotics to help bring the bacterial burden back to a tolerable level.

Bronchiectasis can be caused by many things, including genetic diseases, immunity related disorders, and sometime a prior history of some lung diseases. Because bronchiectasis can be complex and multifactorial, a through approach to diagnostics and therapy is best for care of patients with bronchiectasis.

Bronchiectasis Clinic at University of Michigan

The Bronchiectasis Clinic at University of Michigan provides comprehensive care for our patients who have developed bronchiectasis for any reason. We provide a standardized and thorough evaluation and treatment plan. Patients will have access to multidisciplinary providers, including pulmonary and infectious disease physicians, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, clinic pharmacist, social work, and bronchiectasis-trained nursing support. Our patients also have options for advanced therapies such as lung transplantation evaluation, and participation clinical trials if desired. Our clinic is equipped for care for a wide range of patients including newly diagnosed and those patients with longstanding disease.

Bronchiectasis Clinic Physicians

NTM Clinic at Michigan Medicine

The Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Clinic at University of Michigan is a multidisciplinary clinic caring for patients with NTM. NTM is a common comorbid condition seen in our bronchiectasis patients. We are committed to providing pulmonary and infectious disease expertise to comprehensively treat NTM to improve the health and quality of life in our patients.

NTM Clinic Physicians

Bronchiectasis Research and Clinical Trials

Investigators at the University of Michigan are actively involved in helping to understand, diagnose, and develop new treatments for Bronchiectasis. Cutting-edge research studies and clinical trials are regularly available to patients who qualify. View current Bronchiectasis studies on or search for other studies on the home page.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment to discuss bronchiectasis, call us at 734-647-9342.

Please have your referral physician send records including office notes, pulmonary function testing (PFT) results, and CT Scan/Chest X-ray results and images for review prior to your appointment. During your first appointment, we will conduct a thorough history and physical exam, perform pulmonary function testing (PFT), and order additional laboratory or radiographic testing as indicated.

For questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].