Center of excellence

Moderate to Severe Asthma

Steering Committee

Sidney S. Braman, MD, Master FCCP
Sidney S. Braman, MD, Master FCCP

Director, Pulmonary Disease Management, Mount Sinai Hospital; Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

Dr Braman received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his residency at Philadelphia General Hospital. He completed his pulmonary fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr Braman has long-standing expertise in managing diseases of the airways such as asthma and COPD. He is involved in research and clinical trials that will bring advances in clinical care to patients suffering from these conditions and has participated in developing and disseminating national guidelines for the management of those diseases. One of his additional academic interests is the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough. He is a member of the Guidelines Oversight Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based guidelines and consensus statements on cough.

Disclosures

Sidney S. Braman, MD, Master FCCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant, or trustee for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Genentech, Inc.

Mary E. Cataletto, MD, FCCP
Mary E. Cataletto, MD, FCCP

Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York; Associate Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, New York University Langone Hospital, Mineola, New York

Dr Cataletto is a pediatric pulmonologist in clinical practice at NYU Langone Hospital in Mineola, New York. She completed her fellowship training in pulmonary physiology and critical care pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York, and received her master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr Cataletto is editor-in-chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology and an associate editor of Pediatric Pulmonology, Asthma, and Sleep Medicine, a new publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This fall, she will begin her term as chair of the Pediatric Chest Medicine NetWork for the American College of Chest Physicians.

Disclosures

Mary E. Cataletto, MD, FCCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Received income in an amount equal to or greater than $250 from: American Lung Association

Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP
Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Dr Hanania completed his medical training at the University of Jordan, followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he later earned an MS in clinical investigation. His research interests focus on the pharmacology and management of asthma and COPD. He is principal investigator of several clinical trials in asthma and COPD. He has received multiple awards, including the American College of Chest Physicians’ (ACCP) Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health, and has been named a Distinguished CHEST Educator (DCE) by the same organization. He is deputy editor of Respiratory Medicine and is associate editor of the journals Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease and Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (asthma section). He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, editorials, and reviews on these topics. He has been an invited lecturer at local, regional, national, and international meetings.

Disclosures

Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD, MS, FCCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant, or trustee for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Sanofi; Novartis; Boehringer Ingelheim
Received a research grant from: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP; Boehringer Ingelheim; GlaxoSmithKline plc

Aaron B. Holley, MD, FCCP
Aaron B. Holley, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University (USU); Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medical Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr Holley is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army and has spent the past 6 years serving as chief of pulmonary/sleep medicine at the Army's two largest medical centers. He is an academic physician, committed to excellence in clinical care, education, and research. His research interests include airway diseases, sleep disorders, and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, with a focus on application to the active-duty soldier. He has received funding to study the respiratory effects of deployment to Southwest Asia (Iraq and Afghanistan) and treatment of sleep disorders in active-duty service members with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Disclosures

Aaron B. Holley, MD, FCCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Received research grant from: Fisher-Paykel
Received income in an amount equal to or greater than $250 from: American College of Chest Physicians

Navitha Ramesh, MD
Navitha Ramesh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Associate, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Dr Ramesh is a board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Her clinical interests include management of difficult-to-treat asthma, critical care ultrasonography, and pulmonary embolism management. Her research interests include developing protocols for managing asthma in pregnancy, utilization of electronic devices to monitor asthma control, implementation of critical care ultrasound in the outpatient pulmonary medicine setting, and simulation and hands-on training.

Disclosures

Navitha Ramesh, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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