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Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP

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

Contact Information

Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP

Mailing Address

  • Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    PO Box 208057, 300 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8057

    United States

Research Summary

Partial List of Past and Current Research Projects


Collaborator, National Emphysema Treatment Trial, in conjunction with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Established Gaylord Hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program as official satellite rehabilitation center for the NET Trial.

Co-investigator: "Quality of Life and Survival of Patients Affected by Chronic Respiratory Failure", International Study (PW Jones, London, UK, and Mauro Carone, Veruno, Italy, Principal Investigators). This study aims to validate a newly developed questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with severe COPD or kyphyscoliosis who require supplemental oxygen and/or other non-invasive equipment to support ventilation.

The Effect of Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Exercise Performance in Patients with COPD

Impact of Medical Co-morbidities on outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation

Use of a pedometer as an outcome measure in pulmonary rehabilitation



Research Interests

Emphysema; Exercise Test; Quality of Life; Rehabilitation; Respiration; Pulmonary Medicine; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Selected Publications