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Yonker, Lael M., MD

  • Co-Director, MGH Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Co-Director, MGH Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center
  • Co-Director, Pulmonary Genetics Clinic


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • obesity-related asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • recurrent pneumonia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • childhood interstitial lung disease (ChILD)
  • genetic pulmonary diseases
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group

Research & Publications


Yonker LM, Cigana C, Hurley BP, Bragonzi A. Host-pathogen interplay in the respiratory environment of cystic fibrosis. J Cystic Fibrosis. 2015 Jul;14(4):431-9

Yonker LM, Kinane TB. TTF1 mutations and their phenotype potpourri. Chest 2013 Sept;144 (3):728  

Yonker LM, Mark EJ, Canapari CA. Aspergilloma In A Patient With An Occult Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation. Pediatric Pulmonology.  2012 Mar: 47(3):308

Yonker LM, Fracchia MS. Flexible Bronchoscopy. In: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Ed: Hartnick CJ, Hansen MC, Gallagher TQ. Vol 73;12-18. Basel (Switzerland): Karger, 2012. DOI: 10.1159/000334110


Pediatric Pulmonary
275 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-3108
Phone: 617-726-8707
Fax: 617-726-5961
MGH Children's Specialties at Southern New Hampshire Med Ctr
8 Prospect Street
1st Floor
Nashua, NH 03060-3925
Phone: 603-577-5360
Fax: 603-577-2084

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