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Dr. Steven Nathan is the Medical Director for the Division of Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program at the Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University. The last several years, Dr. Nathan has won many prestigious awards. He was the winner of the Outstanding Clinician of the Year. December 2010 Metropolitan DC Thoracic Society and the Winner of the Alfred Soffer Research award for presentation at CHEST 2009 of abstract: High Resolution Computed Axial Tomography of the Chest for the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. In November 2009 and the American Lung Association of Virginia's 2008 Douglas Southall Freeman Award for outstanding leadership in lung transplantation. Dr. Nathan's interests include: pulmonary arterial hypertension in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and lung transplantation.

Presentation: 1 hour and 10 minutes.


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. To define the prevalence and impact of pulmonary hypertension complicating parenchymal lung disease.

2. Know when to suspect and how to diagnose PH complicating parenchymal lung disease.

3. To understand the etiology of PH complicating parenchymal lung disease.