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Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: March 2004 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - p NA
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Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine was launched in 1995. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of pulmonary medicine is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editor for this issue.

SECTION EDITOR

Basil Varkey, MD, FCCP

Dr. Varkey graduated from Trivandrum Medical College in Kerala, the southern most state in India. After serving as a general practitioner in a village for 2 years he immigrated to USA. He did his residency and fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) affiliated hospitals. He joined the faculty of MCW in 1972 as instructor and rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine in 1983 and is continuing his service at MCW. He has held several administrative positions at MCW that include Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section at the affiliated Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency and Program Director of Pulmonary Fellowship Training. He has taught and mentored many hundreds of physicians and has received multiple teaching awards from medical students and resident physicians. He is an active member of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and was twice elected as Governor and serves in many committees. Dr. Varkey’s major areas of clinical and research interests are in pleuro-pulmonary infections, mycoses, obstructive airway diseases and palliative medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Varkey is the recipient of many honors; among them are election to the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars, election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society by medical students, selection to the VA Faculty Leaders Project for improved care at the end-of-life and the Roger C. Bone Award for Advances in End-of-Life Care awarded by the Chest Foundation and ACCP.

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