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Meet Our Experts

For members of the news media who wish to speak with an expert resource on lung health, contact [email protected] or 312-801-7628.

Media Spokespeople
  • John R. Balmes, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rabih I. Bechara, M.D.
    Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Brian W. Christman, M.D.
    Scientific Advisory Committee, National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: General pulmonary medicine and health effects of air pollution
  • David Tom Cooke, M.D., FACS
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Lung (thoracic or chest) surgery, lung cancer
  • Norman H. Edelman, M.D.
    Senior Scientific Advisor to the American Lung Association
  • Afif El-Hasan, M.D.
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric asthma and lung health
  • Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., MHS
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Community Engagement Co-Director, Baltimore Breathe Center
  • Jamie Garfield, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Clinical Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Temple Lung Center, Temple University Hospital; Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Internal Medicine Residency; Core Clinical Educator, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel, National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Lung cancer, oncology
  • Traci Gonzales, APRN, PNP-C, AE-C
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric asthma
  • Payel Gupta, M.D., FACAAI
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: allergy, immunology, pediatrics
  • MeiLan K. Han, M.D.
    Scientific Advisory Committee, ACRC Principal Investigator, National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung transplant and women's respiratory health
  • David G. Hill, M.D.
    Board of Directors, Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel, National Spokesperson
  • Meredith C. McCormack, M.D., MHS
    Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel
  • Andrea McKee, M.D.
    Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel, National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Lung cancer, lung cancer screening
  • Juanita Mora, M.D.
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: allergy and immunology, pediatrics
  • Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Cedric "Jamie" Rutland, M.D.
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: pulmonology, critical care
  • S. Christy Sadreameli, M.D., MHS
    National Spokesperson
    Area of Expertise: Pediatric asthma and lung health
  • Jacob Sands, M.D.
    Thoracic Medical Oncologist, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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