Darling A. Ruiz Cerrato MD


Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD

Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD, is an attending pulmonary and critical care physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments and illnesses of the lungs, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, and unknown causes of shortness of breath and cough. Dr. Ruiz Cerrato uses a wide range of diagnostic testing in her practice, including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, and transbronchial needle aspiration. Her clinical interests include evaluation and management of interstitial lung disease, the use of endobronchial ultrasound for lung cancer screening and staging, and treating patients with COPD, asthma, and sarcoidosis.

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Shortness of Breath and Persistent Cough May Be Signs of COPD

by Darling Ruiz Cerrato, MD
June 23, 2021

Approximately 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that makes it difficult…