Jefferson University Hospitals

Jane & Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection Program

Nurse listening to a woman's chest with a stethoscope

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) infection is a form of chronic lung infection caused by a family of bacteria that are present all around us.  Sometimes, this can lead to a chronic lung infection, which is difficult to diagnose and treat.

The NTM Infection Program within the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute at Jefferson Health has a unique relationship with the National Jewish Health – the premier respiratory program in the nation. This partnership has enabled our patients access to the expertise of world-renowned physicians in the field of respiratory medicine.

Multidisciplinary Approach

We have a variety of specialists who are able to identify, diagnose and help you manage this type of infection. At the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute, your care team will include highly trained chest radiologists and interventional pulmonologists who help us detect and diagnose NTM disease. Your multidisciplinary team will work with our infectious disease experts to develop an individualized treatment plan for you. We monitor disease progression and the impact of treatment in our  comprehensive lung function testing lab.

Make an Appointment

If you would like to make an appointment, please call our office at 215-955-5161, or make an appointment online below. You may also speak with a call center representative at 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) for more information.