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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

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Meeting Description:
Learn about pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the setting of lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sonja Bartolome, a pulmonologist practicing at the University of Texas – Southwestern, will provide an overview of PH symptoms in patients with respiratory disease, appropriate testing for COPD patients with suspected PH, and treatments for patients with lung disease-associated PH.
Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): PHA Classroom
 Presenter Information
Sonja Bartolome, MD
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Dr. Sonja Bartolome graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1999, and completed a residency in internal medicine, chief residency and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Kansas. Early in her residency, Dr. Bartolome became interested in the pathophysiology and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and pursued specialized training in this disease state in her fellowship. In 2006 she joined the faculty at the University of Kansas and specialized in the treatment of PH until her move to the University of Texas – Southwestern in 2010. She is the Associate Director of the UTSW PH Program where she concentrates on clinical care for these patients and participates in over 18 ongoing clinical trials. She is also the Director of the Liver Transplant Critical Care Program and has a special interest in PH in the setting of liver disease. She actively lectures, publishes and participates with local support groups in the area of PH.