View this email as a web page here.


Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork News

Note from the NetWork Chair

Pulm Physio_Headshot_Frederic Jaffe_060821The past 18-months have been a challenging period with all of us overworked and on what seems like an endless road. The emotional exhaustion of this period cannot be overstated. There is no hyperbole to this when dealing with this pandemic. We, in this NetWork, have been at the forefront of the understanding how this virus attacks the physiology of all that have been infected and suffered with COVID-19. I am proud of our membership in being able to sort through and explain the physiology of this disease. We did not stop in the acute setting and have remained at the forefront of ongoing treatment. Rehabilitation remains at the forefront of getting people back to their lives.

Fredric Jaffe, DO, FCCP
Chair, Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork

Contact the Chair

NetWork CHEST Physician article 

Check out our NetWork’s latest article, “Lung Function Testing During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by steering committee members, Aaron Holley, MD, FCCP, and Tom DeCato, MD, FCCP, in the latest CHEST Physician® issue.

CHEST-Physician-October2021 (1)

CHEST 2021

Missed the NetWork Featured Lecture? Registrants can view “Post-COVID Dyspnea on CPET” soon on the CHEST 2021 platform until October 1, 2022, plus explore NetWork Bites and other relevant content. If you haven’t registered for CHEST 2021 yet, you still can for a very limited time to gain access to more than 200 educational sessions. Register now.

Ad_BR On Demand 2021_101321

COVID-19 resources 

Explore the COVID-19 Resource Center to find curated content to help you during the pandemic. Browse through clinical resources, access key research related to the management of patients with COVID-19, view recorded webinars, and more.

Ad_Social_Pulmonary Physiology_102021

Get to know your leadership: Gina Lee, MD 

Pulm Physio_Headshot_Gina Lee_101121Where do you work? I am a faculty member at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (GLA VA) Medical Center and at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. My primary duties are the VA medical center with clinical and research responsibilities.

How long have you worked at the VA? I have worked there for over 12 years.

What are your research interests? I have been interested in cancer research since I was a young child because of my dad’s cancer diagnosis. When I became a pulmonary and critical care fellow, I was fortunate to work with a great mentor, Dr. Steven Dubinett, at UCLA who excels at translational research in lung cancer and helped me to become a principal investigator for clinical research studies at the VA.

How did you become interested and involved in the Pulmonary Physiology, Function, and Rehabilitation NetWork? I’ve taken care of many veterans in the pulmonary clinic who have complaints of dyspnea and recognized that their various lung conditions or exposures have variable impacts on their physiology and lifestyles. Finding the relationship between a patient’s symptoms and their physiologic data can be complex and it’s fascinating to me. I attended a cardiopulmonary exercise course at Harbor UCLA and learned so much about evaluating exercise test data and trying to identify reasons for patient’s symptoms of dyspnea, or exercise limitation, or risk stratify patients prior to surgery based on their exercise test results.

What’s your favorite vacation destination? Summer—Greece for their beaches and culture. Winter—mountains for skiing.

What are your hobbies? Beach volleyball, tennis, and cooking.

What is something you cannot live without (after family and friends)? Chocolate and coke zero.

Also of interest

  • Review for your ABIM certification exams today with Board Review 2021 On Demand. Study at your own pace, with access to all the sessions from this year’s Board Review for 1 year, and earn CME while doing it. Trust CHEST with your board review prep. Start reviewing today.

  • New to CHEST SEEK™ Education: CHEST SEEK Pulmonary Medicine: 31st Edition and CHEST SEEK Sleep Medicine: 5th Edition are your go-to self-study resources for your board exams. Review new case-based questions to challenge your clinical skills and earn CME with these trusted learning resources.
Social-facebook   Social-twitter   Social-instagram   Social-linkedin   Social-youtube

American College of Chest Physicians® | 2595 Patriot Blvd | Glenview, IL 60026 | USA 

Update your email preferences to choose the types of emails you receive.

Subscribe to Newsbrief  Unsubscribe from all future emails