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Editorial Advisory Board
Role of the Editorial Board
The role of the Editorial Advisory Board is to advise on current issues and advances in the field, to advise on the needs of patients and professionals, to review and comment on specific articles as well as the whole presentation of the site, and generally to act as a sounding board and a conscience. However, they are not responsible for any errors; final decisions on content remain with the publisher and professional editors.
Thomas Petty, M.D.
Dr. Petty has had a distinguished career in pulmonary medicine. A pioneer in COPD treatment and education, he continues his work to educate physicians and the public to the value of early diagnosis and intervention to reduce the impact of COPD. He is the author of books on COPD for the patient, as well many scientific books and papers. He is Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Chairman, National Lung Health Education Program (NLHEP). The NLHEP is a new national health care initiative aimed at involving primary care physicians in the early diagnosis and treatment of COPD and related diseases. He lives and practices in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Brian Tiep, M.D.
Dr. Tiep is one of the pioneers of specially-developed pulmonary rehab programs for COPD treatment. A noted speaker and lecturer in pulmonary diseases, he is Associate Professor of Medicine at Western University Health Sciences in Pomona, California. As Medical Director of the Pulmonary Care Continuum, Dr. Tiep is engaged in training physicians and other health care professionals for establishing and managing pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD. He seeks to make pulmonary rehabilitation available to all with continuing reinforcement as part of their relationship with their own physician. In addition to authoring many papers on rehabilitation for patients with pulmonary disease, he has played a role in developing innovative treatments and devices. He is a strong proponent of the roles of exercise, fitness, education, and mental attitude in restoring quality of life.
Gary V. Paluba, PhD
Dr. Paluba works with patients undergoing rehabilitation for heart disease as well as COPD. Dr. Paluba is the Director of the Stress Management Progam at the Heart Center of St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York and holds clinical and teaching appointments at the Psychoanalytic Center for Communicative Education and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, in addition to his private practice.
Ed Schuck has had a distinguished career in entrepreneurial management in the health care industry, holding senior positions in EdenTec, Puritan-Bennett, and most recently at Mallinckrodt. His pioneering work in ambulatory monitoring of sleep apnea helped extend the reach of the new field of sleep medicine to the home. His vision has always transcended the interests of his own company or products to include the common interests of the industry and the appropriate delivery of health care. He has been a valued advisor and friend of the publisher for many years.
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