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Published on May 15, 2018

LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health Named to Prestigious Pulmonary Fibrosis Network

Cone Health is only the second site in the state in the advanced care network.

Cone Health is now part of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) Care Center Network. The PFF’s Care Center Network is a collection of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating people with pulmonary fibrosis (also known as interstitial lung disease.) Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that kills more than 40,000 Americans a year. Care at Cone Health is provided by pulmonologists at LeBauer HealthCare.

Murali Ramaswamy, MD

“This designation reflects the high standards of care that physicians at LeBauer HealthCare pursue in serving the community of Greensboro and beyond,” says Murali Ramaswamy, MD; pulmonary fibrosis center director, LeBauer HealthCare. “The designation allows patients with pulmonary fibrosis to know they will find high standards of excellence in diagnosis, care and management as well as access to the latest clinical trials.” Ramaswamy also notes that patients and their families can join a very active local support group sponsored by the PFF. 

In addition to LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health, newly designated care centers include Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix; Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland; Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida; Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston; Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois; Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri; UC Davis Interstitial Lung Disease Program in Sacramento, California; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado; University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida;  University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; and University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin (For a complete list of PFF Care Center Network sites, visit

“The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to developing new tools and support to help ensure patients receive a swift and accurate diagnosis along with the highest quality of care,” says Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD; chief medical officer for the PFF. “The launch of our 15 new Care Center Network sites provides crucial resources for care along with an infrastructure that facilitates research toward a cure.”

More than 200,000 Americans are living with pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly and complex disease that causes progressive scarring in the lungs. Fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no known cure.

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