Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medicine Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside - THE FIFTH ANNUAL MURRAY SACHS, MD LECTURESHIP - COPD: It’s Time to Pay Attention

April 23, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Frank C. Sciurba, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Education, Director - Emphysema/COPD Research Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
West Wing Auditorium, UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


Intent and Overview: The purpose of the Murray Sachs, MD Lectureship is to recognize the lifetime accomplishments of this remarkable physician and role model, and to perpetuate his high standards of patient care and continuing education.

Lecture Summary: While COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, it has been relatively neglected as a focus of research and administrative priorities. New developments in pharmaceutical and device intervention, as well as a focus by CMS on COPD readmissions reductions, warrant increased awareness of this disease by general, as well as specialist practitioners.