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Christina Bellinger, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

93 Ratings

Christina Bellinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

General Pulmonary Diseases, Lung Cancer, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Critical Care

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011

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Education & Training

  • B.A., State University of West Georgia, 2001
  • M.D., Mercer University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, NC Baptist Hospital, 2009
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, WFU School of Medicine, 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

NPI Number

  • 1205023025
Christina Bellinger, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

93 Ratings

Christina Bellinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Bronchoscopy; Lung Neoplasms; Pulmonary Medicine; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Endosonography
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011

Recent Publications

Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration for the diagnosis of lymphoma. Gandotra S, Dotson T, Lamar Z, Bellinger C.. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018;25(2):97-102.

Bronchoscopy safety in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease. Bellinger CR, Khan I, Chatterjee AB, Haponik EF.. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017;24(2):98-103.

Effects of bronchoscopy on lung function in asthmatics. Bellinger C, Bleecker ER, Peters SP, Pascual RM, Krings J, Smith RV, Hasties A [sic] [Hastie A], Moore WC.. J Asthma. 2017;54(8):866-871.

EBUS-TBNA risks and repairs [editorial]. Bellinger C, Dotson T.. Respirology. 2017;22(6):1045-1046.

False-positive screens and lung cancer risk in the National Lung Screening Trial: implications for shared decision-making. Pinsky PF, Bellinger CR, Miller DP Jr.. J Med Screen. 2017;():.

The effects of health disparities on perceptions about lung cancer screening: results from a national survey [abstract]. Stephens SE, Levine B, Bellinger C.. Chest. 2017;152(4 Suppl):837A.

Negative predictive value of granulomas on EBUS-TBNA in suspected extrathoracic malignancy. Bellinger CR, Sharma D, Ruiz J, Parks G, Dotson T, Haponik EF.. Lung. 2016;194(3):387-391.

Sedation for bronchoscopy and complications in obese patients. Khan I, Chatterjee AB, Bellinger CR, Haponik E.. Respiration. 2016;92(3):158-165.

Sensitivity of different sampling modalities with electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy and effect of radial ebus on yield [abstract]. Sharma D, Bellinger C.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A4393.

Lung cancer screening: early results exceed Nlst-based expectations [abstract]. Stephens SE, Chiles C, Bellinger C.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A1282.

Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration for the diagnosis of lymphoma [abstract]. Bellinger C, Parks G, Lamar Z, Dotson T.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193():A3390.

Intraoperative flow volume data from mechanical ventilator as a surrogate for successful closure of refractory bronchocutaneous fistula with intrabronchial valve placement [abstract]. Sharma D, Bellinger C, Lata A, Chatterjee A.. Chest. 2016;150(4 Suppl):986A.

Multiple bilateral lobar pulmonary emboli diagnosed with endobronchial ultrasound in an asymptomatic patient [abstract]. Sharma D, Smith A, Bellinger C.. Chest. 2016;150(4 Suppl):988A.

Gene expression profiling of non-small cell lung cancer with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration [abstract]. Bellinger C, Dotson T, Sharma D, Petty W, Haponik E.. Chest. 2016;150(4 Suppl):702A.

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening practices and attitudes among primary care providers at an academic medical center. Lewis JA, Petty WJ, Tooze JA, Miller DP, Chiles C, Miller AA, Bellinger C, Weaver KE.. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015;24(4):664-670.

Outpatient chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management: going for the GOLD. Bellinger CR, Peters SP.. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2015;3(4):471-478.

Learning curve for EBUS-TBNA: longer than we may think [reply to letter]. Bellinger CR, Chatterjee AB, Adair N, Houle T, Khan I, Haponik E.. Respiration. 2015;90(2):174.

Where is the rest of that needle? Needle breakage: a rare complication of EBUS-TBNA [abstract]. Sharma D, Loh CH, Bellinger C.. Chest. 2015;148(4 Suppl):837A.

Non-small cell lung cancer molecular genetic yield with small volume samples [abstract]. Bellinger C, Dotson T, Ruiz J.. Chest. 2015;148(4 Suppl):558A.

Molecular subtyping in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, a minimally invasive strategy with small volume fine needle aspirates [abstract]. Hansen K, Miller L, Dotson T, Bellinger C, Parks G, Cappellari J, Clark H, Howard C, Bolemon B, Petty WJ, Craddock L, Ruiz J.. J Thorac Oncol. 2015;10(9 Suppl 2):S701.

Growing a thoracic oncology program [abstract]. Bellinger CR, Hovda J, Petty WJ, Ruiz J, Dotson TL, Wudel LJ.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A5086.

Negative predictive value of granulomas and lymphoid tissue with Ebus-Tbna In Pet-Fdg avid nodes [abstract]. Dotson TL, Sharma D, Haponik E, Bellinger C.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015;191():A3741.

Training in and experience with endobronchial ultrasound. Bellinger CR, Chatterjee AB, Adair N, Houle T, Khan I, Haponik E.. Respiration. 2014;88(6):478-483.

Argon plasma coagulation and electrosurgery for benign endobronchial tumors. Miller SM, Bellinger CR, Chatterjee A.. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013;20(1):38-40.

Safety of bronchoscopy in elderly. Prakash BV, Miller J, Miller S, Bellinger C, Chatterjee A, Chin R.. Clin Pulm Med. 2013;20(3):155-156.

Interventional pulmonology: what can it offer your patient?. Bellinger CR, Prakash B, Chatterjee AB.. Clin Pulm Med. 2013;20(6):320-329.

Similar decrements in FEV1 and FVC in not severe and severe asthma subjects following investigative bronchoscopy [abstract]. Bellinger C, Pascual R, Krings J, Smith R, Burmudez R, Peters SP, Bleecker ER, Moore WC.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012;185(Meeting Abstracts):A4178.

Bronchoscopy in patients with asthma. Bellinger C, Bowers B, Pascual R, Chin R Jr, Moore W, Conforti J.. Clin Pulm Med. 2012;19(1):1-4.

Conventional and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: complementary procedures. Bellinger CR, Chatterjee AB, Chin R Jr, Conforti J, Adair N, Haponik E.. South Med J. 2012;105(12):625-629.

To TPC or not to TPC? Tunneled pleural catheters in nonmalignant pleural effusions. Miller SM, Prakash B, Bellinger C, Chin R Jr.. Clin Pulm Med. 2012;19(5):232-236.

Use of microdebrider bronchoscopy for the treatment of endobronchial leiomyoma. Wahla AS, Khan I, Bellinger C, Haponik E, Conforti JF.. Clin Respir J. 2011;5(2):e4-e7.

Don't fear the REPEr: reexpansion pulmonary edema with tunneled pleural catherters for malignant pleural effusions. Bellinger C, Bregman B, Chin R Jr, Conforti J.. Clin Pulm Med. 2011;18(5):247-249.

Bronchoscopy in uremic patients. Khan I, Bellinger C, Lamb C, Chin R, Conforti J.. Clin Pulm Med. 2010;17(3):146-148.

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Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine

Clinical Interests

General Pulmonary Diseases, Lung Cancer, Interventional Bronchoscopy, Critical Care
Christina Bellinger, M.D.

Christina Bellinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunologic Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Christina Bellinger, M.D.93 Ratings


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Great doctor.


Dr. Bellinger is an amazing combination of knowledge and caring. I am greatly fortunate to have been referred to her five years ago!


This care provider didn't spend but 2 minutes in exam room. In and out fast!!!


*Dr. Bellinger was quite easy to talk to, concerned about my medical issues and relayed her plan of care making it easy to understand. Thank you!


Was disappointed compared to previous appointments with this doctor.


Very nice. Very supportive.


*Dr. Bellinger is a capable and skilled clinician who is congenial to patients.


I wish all doctors were as attentive and knowledgeable and caring as this doctor.


This year's experience with pulmonology has been a bit of a roller coaster since it began with a cancer scare. Dr. Bellinger has been really wonderful through it all. She not only provided excellent care but has listened to me ramble on nervously and explained everything clearly without being condescending. That's a rare thing to find in a doctor, particularly a specialist!


*Dr. Bellinger USUALLY spends 5 min. OR LESS in exam room.


It is hard to imagine a better or more "caring" care provider.


The staff and doctors are very friendly and on top of everything.


Dr. Bellinger did not spend as much time with me as did the resident (I think that's who he was). I would have preferred to see my doctor more than what I did


Very good & friendly doctor!


*Dr. Bellinger is my dad's provider so he recommended her to me. I was very pleased and would recommend her to others.


*Dr. Bellinger & her team has gone out of their way to help me get the medications I need.

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