Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP

Professor; Medical Director, Yale COPD Program; Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Physician Biography

My areas of clinical expertise and interest are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma/COPD overlap syndrome) and pulmonary rehabilitation. In the Yale COPD program we provide state-of-the art evidence-based care to individuals with the full spectrum of severity and clinical phenotypes of COPD, ranging from those with mild disease to those with chronic respiratory failure. The Yale COPD Program is unique in that it provides multidisciplinary care to patients at each visit, depending on their individual needs.  Patients routinely have access to nursing, medical and respiratory therapy providers, as well as access to additional specialties (such as palliative care, surgical consultation) as needed. We also offer participation in a tele-health disease monitoring program for patients who use respimat-type inhaler devices. 

Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Bronchitis, Chronic

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Internal Medicine: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program; Tuberculosis Program; Winchester Chest Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1986)

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Contact Info

Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP
Patient Care Locations
Winchester Chest ClinicFitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePO Box 208057
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8057