Disease Dynamics


Dr. Epler is an expert in the field of bronchiolar diseases and the interstitial lung diseases.  He provides information to patients with these diseases and for their families.

Dynamics of Disease for Patients and Families

What's Boop?

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, or BOOP, is an inflammation of the bronchioles (bronchiolitis) and surrounding tissue in the lungs.  In most cases, the cause of BOOP is not known... LEARN MORE

What's IPF?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, is a general term for scarring, or fibrosis, in the lung and and is of unknown cause or idiopathic. In this disease, the scarring process is ongoing and progressive...   LEARN MORE

What's Sarcoidosis? 

Sarcoidosis is the development of small swirls of cells called granulomas that occur in the lungs and in other organs of the body.  The cause of sarcoidosis is not known; however, this diagnosis is what is known as a "diagnosis of exclusion"... LEARN MORE

Dynamics of Disease Scientific Reviews

Dr. Epler has published numerous scientific articles about bronchiolar diseases and interstitial lung diseases.  Here are links to articles posted on this site and links to other published work by Dr. Epler.