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John A. Pella MD


With over 34 years of experience, Dr. John Pella is a pulmonologist with a special interest in asthma and pulmonary diseases. Dr. Pella is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Pella graduated in 1971 the top 25% of his class from Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna in Bologna, Italy. At Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Dr. Pella serves as the Chief of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Pella received a Patients’ Choice Award in 2008.

For patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma, which manifests in the pleura, or lining of the lungs, a pulmonary surgeon is often an integral part of mesothelioma treatment. Many patients undergo resectable surgery in an effort to remove the malignancies from the lung cavity, and a pulmonary surgeon is typically involved in this process.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and debilitating form of cancer. Although it strikes less than 3,000 Americans each year, it is still a very serious problem, and newly diagnosed patients should take care in locating and choosing their physician. Experts such as Dr. Pella will often recommend seeking a second opinion before settling on one particular doctor in an effort to best assist a patient and their family.

  • Our Lady of Fatima Hospital Physician Profile

Last modified: December 24, 2010.