Physician experts available to speak on California fires and smoke inhalation


WHAT: Chest specialists (pulmonologists/respiratory physicians) from around the nation are currently together in Orlando at the 69th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Several physician experts, including members of ACCP's Disaster Response NetWork, are available to discuss the short and long-term health effects of smoke inhalation on residents and firefighters, and what people should do to protect themselves.

WHO: The following respiratory experts are available for interview:

New York, NY
David J. Prezant, MD, FCCP
Deputy Chief, Medical Offices, New York Fire Department.

Charleston, SC
Lawrence C. Mohr, Jr., MD, FCCP
Chair of the ACCP Disaster Response NetWork; Director of Environmental Bio-Sciences at Medical University of South Carolina.

Oklahoma City, OK
Robert McCaffree, MD, FCCP
Responder to Oklahoma City bombing; Professor of Medicine, Chief of Staff, University of OK Health Science Center.

Dayton, OH
Jeff Schnader, MD, FCCP
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Dayton VA Medical Center.


Contact: Jennifer Stawarz
American College of Chest Physicians

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