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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. J. Scott Ferguson is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine doctor with UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Ferguson earned his medical degree at the University of Texas in Galveston. He completed his residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Dr. Ferguson is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Ferguson is Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program and Fellowship; director of Bronchoscopy Services for the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care; and a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Balloon bronchoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT)

Bronchopleural fistulas (Prolonged Air Leaks)

Bronchoscopic lung reduction


Chest tube placement

Chronic indwelling pleural catheters (PleurX)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Electromagnetci navigational bronchoscopy (SuperDimension, Veran)

Endobronchial Stent Placement

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

Endobronchial valve placement

Fiducial marker placement

Flexible bronchoscopy

Interventional Procedures

Laser endoscopy

Lung Cancer

Malignant and benign airway stenosis

Malignant and benign pleural disease

Medical pleuroscopy/thoracoscopy

Photodynamic Therapy

Pleural effusions


Primary and mestastic cancers of and to the lung, pleura, thorax

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)

Rigid Bronchoscopy


Spontaneous pneumothorax


Thoracic Surgery

Whole lung lavage


UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7203 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7203 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Residency University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Ofstead CL Wetzler HP Eiland JE Sonetti DA Ferguson JS Response. Chest . 2019 Jun;155(6):1300
[PubMed ID: 31174640]
Ferguson JS Henne E Bronchoscopically Delivered Thermal Vapor Ablation of Human Lung Lesions. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol . 2019 Apr;26(2):108-113
[PubMed ID: 30048418]
Ofstead CL Quick MR Wetzler HP Eiland JE Heymann OL Sonetti DA Ferguson JS Effectiveness of Reprocessing for Flexible Bronchoscopes and Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopes. Chest . 2018 Nov;154(5):1024-1034
[PubMed ID: 29859183]
Schembri F Ferguson JS Is There a TIME and Place for Thrombolytics in Malignant Pleural Effusions? Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2018 Feb 15;197(4):422-423
[PubMed ID: 29072846]
Tokar JJ Warrick JW Guckenberger DJ Sperger JM Lang JM Ferguson JS Beebe DJ Interrogating Bronchoalveolar Lavage Samples via Exclusion-Based Analyte Extraction. SLAS Technol . 2017 Jun;22(3):348-357
[PubMed ID: 28298147]
Vachani A Whitney DH Parsons EC Lenburg M Ferguson JS Silvestri GA Spira A Clinical Utility of a Bronchial Genomic Classifier in Patients With Suspected Lung Cancer. Chest . 2016 Jul;150(1):210-8
[PubMed ID: 26896702]
Sciurba FC Criner GJ Strange C Shah PL Michaud G Connolly TA Deslée G Tillis WP Delage A Marquette CH Krishna G Kalhan R Ferguson JS Jantz M Maldonado F McKenna R Majid A Rai N Gay S Dransfield MT Angel L Maxfield R Herth FJ Wahidi MM Mehta A Slebos DJ RENEW Study Research Group. Effect of Endobronchial Coils vs Usual Care on Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Severe Emphysema: The RENEW Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA . 2016 May 24-31;315(20):2178-89
[PubMed ID: 27179849]
Ferguson JS Van Wert R Choi Y Rosenbluth MJ Smith KP Huang J Spira A Impact of a bronchial genomic classifier on clinical decision making in patients undergoing diagnostic evaluation for lung cancer. BMC Pulm Med . 2016 May 17;16(1):66
[PubMed ID: 27184093]
Ferguson JS Sonetti DA Surprised but Not Shaken: AQuIRE Sheds New Light on Innovations in Bronchoscopy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2016 Jan 1;193(1):9-10
[PubMed ID: 26720786]
Silvestri GA Vachani A Whitney D Elashoff M Porta Smith K Ferguson JS Parsons E Mitra N Brody J Lenburg ME Spira A AEGIS Study Team. A Bronchial Genomic Classifier for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Lung Cancer. N Engl J Med . 2015 Jul 16;373(3):243-51
[PubMed ID: 25981554]
Whitney DH Elashoff MR Porta-Smith K Gower AC Vachani A Ferguson JS Silvestri GA Brody JS Lenburg ME Spira A Derivation of a bronchial genomic classifier for lung cancer in a prospective study of patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy. BMC Med Genomics . 2015 May 6;8:18
[PubMed ID: 25944280]
Egressy Kv Mohammed M Ferguson JS The Use of Endobronchial Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Subacute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis. Diagn Ther Endosc . 2015;2015:510863
[PubMed ID: 26543344]
Casavant BP Strotman LN Tokar JJ Thiede SM Traynor AM Ferguson JS Lang JM Beebe DJ Paired diagnostic and pharmacodynamic analysis of rare non-small cell lung cancer cells enabled by the VerIFAST platform. Lab Chip . 2014 Jan 7;14(1):99-105
[PubMed ID: 24158597]