Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Procedural Tips and Tricks

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Despite optimal pharmacological treatment, many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remain very disabled. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, which involves the insertion of valves into the airways with the intension of improving operating lung volume, could be a valuable treatment option for some patients with advanced emphysema. In this program, participants will learn procedural tips and tricks regarding valve placement from internationally renowned EBV expert Gerard Criner, MD

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Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Director, Temple Lung Center

Gerard Criner, MD is an internationally renowned pulmonologist and Temple’s clinical investigator in advanced lung diseases,COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, respiratory failure, and COVID-19. Dr. Criner is a board member for the Global Initiative ...

Nathaniel Marchetti, DO

Nathaniel Marchetti, DO

Medical Director, Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Temple University Hospital

Nathaniel T. Marchetti, DO has special expertise in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, critical care, and lung transplant. He has co-authored over 65 publications with a focus on COPD, and has conducted ...