Treatment & Services
- Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
- Cancer Center
- Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
- Lung Cancer
- Lung Transplantation
- Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Therapeutic (flexible Or Rigid) Bronchoscopy
- Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Benign And Malignant Central Airway Diseases
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Endobronchial Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Hypertension
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary / Critical Care Medi
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA
Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA
Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - University of Scranton
- Clinical Research Scholars Program, Case Western Reserve University, Masters in Clinical Research program
- Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2006
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, lung cancer
Awards & Honors
- D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP Humanitarian Award
- Best Doctors in America, 2007-2016
- Physician Development Award, AlphaOne Foundation, 2006-2008
- Finalist, 2004 CHEST Foundation Best Poster in Category Award
- Clinical Research Award Finalist, American College of Chest Physicians, Chest Foundation, 2002
Innovations & Patents
- First physician in North America to perform electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
- NIH-NCAI Custom Airway
- Provisional Patents filed for Stent Manipulation Device
- American Thoracic Society
- Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
- American Association for Bronchology
- World Association for Bronchology
- Fellow, American College of Physicians
Research & Publications
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30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
1 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018
Dr. took lead in contacting another doctor that we were scheduled to meet later in day. He prepped him of my situation and began dialogue of a plan.
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