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Bronchial ThermoplastyMore than 22 million Americans suffer from asthma, and childhood asthma in particular is on the rise. Symptoms of an asthma attack can be frightening and may include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing.

The Department of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology provides individualized treatment for asthma sufferers, allowing them to lead full and active lives. Our physicians are nationally and locally recognized leaders in the treatment and research of asthma.

Dr. David Skoner and Dr. Deborah Gentile lead the Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. They can be reached at 412.359.6640.

Care is offered in several convenient locations. Patients are evaluated and treated using specialized education and testing.

Allegheny General Hospital allergist Dr. Deborah Gentile talks to Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA-TV about a study suggesting certain doses of acetaminophen can trigger or worsen asthmatic conditions.

Diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and adults with asthma.

Finding asthma triggers in the home environment

At-risk populations

Specialized testing

Research studies focused on new treatments

Allegheny General Hospital
320 E. North Ave.
Seventh Floor, South Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.359.6640
Fax: 412.359.6641


Outpatient Care Center in Peters Township
160 Gallery Dr.
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 412.359.6640


100 North Pointe Circle
Suite 103
Seven Fields, PA 16046
Phone: 412.359.6640
Fax: 412.359.6818


Information for Patients

Learn more about Asthma in our Health Library.

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