Title

Rare Diseases: The Case of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

9-21-2011

Comments

Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. Dr. Strange's recent honors are as follows: Best Doctors in America, 2003-2012: General Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, America's Top Physicians 2004-2010, Consumers Research Council of America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2006-9, First Runner-up, Medical Jeopardy, AOA Chapter, 1999; Second Runner-Up 2008. MUSC Medical Student Faculty Excellence Award nominee-2006, Distinguished Service Award 2007-Chest Foundation Community Service Award 2008-Alpha-1 Association. Dr. Strange's major interests are Alpha-1 Antitrypsin, Deficiency Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Scleroderma and Interstitial Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Abstract

Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. To understand testing strategies for rare genetic diseases.

2. To understand the pathogenesis of lung and liver diseases in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency.

3. To understand the impact of rare disease communities in the health care system.