Pulmonology

Wissam Chatila, MD, PhD

Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Airway disorders
  • Alpha-1
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Sleep medicine
Education
  • MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Training
  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridegeport, CT
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
Memberships
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
Awards and Honors
  • Bridgeport Hospital Research Award
  • Physician of the Year, National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physicians Advisory Board
  • Faculty Development Research Award

Additional Information
Improving the health-related quality of life is my goal when dealing with patients. It starts with them having a pleasant experience in my clinic, by accommodating their medical needs to the best of my ability, and ends by having a comprehensive evaluation of their illnesses in order to take care of them holistically and not just by prescribing a pill or an inhaler for a specific disease. While some diseases may be specific to one organ in our body and may be addressed simplistically with a drug, but due to the complexities of our bodies and having multiple concurrent diseases, especially with aging, there is tremendous interaction between the various organs/diseases that need to be addressed in order to have a positive impact on the general health of the patient; that’s my specialty.

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