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Faculty

Program Leadership and Key Clinical Faculty 

M. Elizabeth Knauft, M.D.
Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Maine Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

 

David B. Seder, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Neurocritical Care, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Neurocritical Care, United Council of Neurological Specialties
Interests: Neurological disease in critical care, Neurological resuscitation after cardiac arrest, Airway management in patients with neurological disease, Stroke

 

Jennifer M. Palminteri, M.D.
Attending, Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School  University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine                               
Interests: Pulmonary Vascular and Interstitial Lung Diseases

 

Richard R. Riker, M.D.
Director, Medical Critical Care Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Critical Care, Pulmonary, Sepsis, Sedation, Haloperidol, Toxicology, Research: Agitation and Sedation in the ICU, Sepsis, Expired Nitric Oxide, Haloperidol Use in the ICU

 

Edmund H. Sears, Jr., M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Dartmouth-Brown Program / Brown Medical School
Residency:Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care, Brown University , Providence, RI
Board Certification Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Research, Medical Education

 

Thomas E. Van der Kloot, M.D.
Interim Chief, Critical Care Services, Maine Medical Center
Vice President, Chest Medicine Associates
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Tele-ICU; Critical Care; ALI/ARDS; Lung Cancer

 

Joel A. Wirth, M.D.
Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: McGill University of Medicine
Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine/Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Medical Education

 

Jonathan B. Zuckerman, M.D.
Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Maine Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Lung Transplantation

Other Faculty

George E. Bokinsky, M.D.
Medical Director, Maine Sleep Institute Maine Medical Center
Medical Director, Maine Sleep Institute Maine Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: University of Colorado
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine

 

Gilles L. Fraser, BS Pharm, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine,Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: University of Connecticut, Storrs (BS Pharm)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (PharmD)
Interests: Therapeutic hypothermia, ICU comfort, infectious diseases, adverse drug effects, process improvement, therapeutic drug monitoring, and applied pharmacokinetics

 

Stephen R. Gorman, D.O., M.S.
President and Medical Director, Maine Sleep Center at Chest Medicine Associates
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
MS (Pharmacology): University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Interests: Asthma, Lung Cancer, Sarcoidosis, Sleep-related breathing disorders, Narcolepsy, Cardiopulmonary Exercise/Lung Function Testing, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Navigational Bronchoscopy

 

Patricia Ann Lerwick, M.D., J.D., M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: New York Medical College
Internship: University of Connecticut (Hartford Hospital Program)
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Ethics and Medical Education

Teresa L. May, D.O.
Attending, Neurocritical Care
Maine Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine,  Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine                                
Interests: Neurocritical Care

William B. Williams, M.D
Associate Vice President, Physician Compensation and Director, Tuberculosis Program, MMC
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: TB, Pulmonary Vasculitides

 

Jason A. Yahwak, M.D.
Associate Director, Medical Critical Care
Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Ultrasound in the ICU, Medical Simulation, Advanced Bronchoscopy Techniques

RESEARCH FACULTY

 

Lucy Liaw, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: University of Arizona (BS)
University of Washington (PhD)
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Medical Director, Neurocritical Care MMC

 

Calvin P.H. Vary, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: North Carolina State University (B.S.)
Michigan State University (Ph.D.)
Syracuse University (Post-Doctoral)

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