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E. James Britt, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Director, Clinical Pulmonary Services


110 S Paca St., 2nd Floor

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8141


(410) 328-0177

Education and Training

Dr. Britt received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.   He’s been with the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 1990.


Dr. Britt has spent the last 25 years becoming a general consultative resource for patients with and physicians addressing complex pulmonary problems in this region, with research efforts stemming from those activities. He receives referrals from all over the mid-Atlantic region for lung transplant evaluation for difficult cases of Interstitial Lung Disease and COPD.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Bronchoscopy education and training, Diagnostic bronchoscopy, Interstitial lung disease, COPD. Clinical trials of therapeutic agents for COPD, ILD and MAI.

Highlighted Publications

Book Chapters

Britt EJ, Smith PR, Terry PB. Common pulmonary problems.  In: Zieve PD, ed.  Handbook of Ambulatory Medicine.  Williams and Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 39:264-271.

Smith PR, Britt EJ, Terry PB.  Common pulmonary problems:  cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, chest pain and the abnormal chest x-ray.  In:  Barker LR, Burton, Zieve PD, eds.  Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, 4th  Ediction.  Williams and Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 54:633-650.

Shannon JJ, Walls EM, Britt EJ, Lynch J.  Teaching bronchoscopy.  In:  Feinsilver SH, Fein AM, eds.  Textbook of Bronchoscopy.  Wilkins & Wilkins 1995, Baltimore; 11:133-153.

Britt EJ. Transbronchial Needle Aspiration. Chapter 19:385-410 In: Beamis J.ed.:Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Marcel Decker (New York) 2004 (in Press).

Refereed Journal Articles

Dixon RK, Britt EJ, Netzer GA, Afshar M, Burke A, Liu S, Jean J, Shah NG Ten-year Single Center Experience of Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumors and Diagnostic Yield of Bronchoscopic Biopsy. Lung. 2016 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Timofte I, Terrin M, Barr E, Sanchez P, Kim J, Reed R, Britt E, Ravichandran B, Rajagopal K, Griffith B, Pham S, Pierson RN 3rd, Iacono A. Transpl Int. Belatacept for renal rescue in lung transplant patients.  2016 Apr;29(4):453-63. doi: 10.1111/tri.12731. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Todd NW, Jeudy J, Lavania S, Franks TJ, Galvin JR, Deepak J, Britt EJ, Atamas SP. Centrilobular emphysema combined with pulmonary fibrosis results in improved survival. Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair. 2011 Feb 15;4(1):6. doi: 10.1186/1755-1536-4-6.

Todd NW, Lavania S, Park MH, Iacono AT, Franks TJ, Galvin JR, Jeudy J, Britt EJ, Luzina IG, Hasday JD, Atamas SP.   Variable prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced interstitial pneumonia.  J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Feb;29(2):188-94. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2009.07.025.