Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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



Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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Contact Info

Carolyn L. Rochester, MD, FCCP
Mailing Address
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicinePO Box 208057
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8057