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The role of race, ethnicity and alternatives in understanding and improving lung function

Presenter Details
Nirav Bhakta, MD, PhD
Nirav Bhakta, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

After completing medical school and earning a doctorate in molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Bhakta did his internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. He joined the faculty in 2013. He and Christian Bime, MD, associate professor, University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, co-chaired a workshop in 2021 that culminated in a major statement by the American Thoracic Society regarding pulmonary function tests. The resulting findings related to health disparities in pulmonary medicine were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bhakta also spoke about the topic on a panel at a recent ATS annual conference.

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Learning Objectives
  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians
CME Credit/Disclaimer

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 12:00pm


Tucson area
Arizona Health Sciences Center
Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724


David Mogollon
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Medicine
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