Byron Thomashow,Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Dr Byron Thomashow is a Professor of Medicine Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He helped found and now serves as chairman of the board of directors of the COPD Foundation. He is the medical co-director of the Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease on the Columbia campus and is medical director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Lung Volume Reduction program. He chaired the Respiratory Disease Council of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Network for the last decade. He is the co-chair for the NY State COPD Coalition, cochaired the New York State COPD Summit in 2010, co-chaired COPD7 USA 2011, COPD8USA 2013, COPD 9USA 2015 and the COPDFoundation COPD Readmission Summits in October 2013 and March 2015. He was a member of the steering committee and the co-primary investigator at the Columbia site for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial and has been and remains actively involved in multiple national clinical research projects. He was awarded the 2013 ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Excellence Award. In 2016 he received the Columbia University 2016 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
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