Faculty

Program Leadership & Key Clinical Faculty 

M. Elizabeth Knauft, M.D.

Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Maine Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Edmund H. Sears, Jr., M.D.

Associate Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program, Associate Program Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Dartmouth-Brown Program / Brown Medical School
Residency:Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care, Brown University , Providence, RI
Board Certification Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Research, Medical Education

Jennifer M. Palminteri, M.D.

Attending, Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School  University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine                               
Interests: Pulmonary Vascular and Interstitial Lung Diseases

Richard R. Riker, M.D.

Director, Medical Critical Care Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Critical Care, Pulmonary, Sepsis, Sedation, Haloperidol, Toxicology, Research: Agitation and Sedation in the ICU, Sepsis, Expired Nitric Oxide, Haloperidol Use in the ICU

David B. Seder, M.D.

Interim Chief, Critical Care Services, Director, Neuro Critical Care 
Associate Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Neurocritical Care, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Neurocritical Care, United Council of Neurological Specialties
Interests: Neurological disease in critical care, Neurological resuscitation after cardiac arrest, Airway management in patients with neurological disease, Stroke

Thomas E. Van der Kloot, M.D.

Director, Rural Education, Maine Medical Center Physician Leader, CLER Program
Vice President, Chest Medicine Associates
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Tele-ICU; Critical Care; ALI/ARDS; Lung Cancer

Joel A. Wirth, M.D.

Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: McGill University of Medicine
Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine/Graduate Hospital
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine/Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Medical Education

Jonathan B. Zuckerman, M.D.

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Maine Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Lung Transplantation

Other Faculty

Richard H. Beasley, DO

Attending, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Interventional Pulmonology

George E. Bokinsky, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: University of Colorado
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Sleep Medicine

Gilles L. Fraser, BS Pharm, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine,Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: University of Connecticut, Storrs (BS Pharm)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (PharmD)
Interests: Therapeutic hypothermia, ICU comfort, infectious diseases, adverse drug effects, process improvement, therapeutic drug monitoring, and applied pharmacokinetics

Stephen R. Gorman, D.O., M.S.

President and Medical Director, Maine Sleep Center at Chest Medicine Associates
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
MS (Pharmacology): University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Interests: Asthma, Lung Cancer, Sarcoidosis, Sleep-related breathing disorders, Narcolepsy, Cardiopulmonary Exercise/Lung Function Testing, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Navigational Bronchoscopy

Patricia Ann Lerwick, M.D., J.D., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: New York Medical College
Internship: University of Connecticut (Hartford Hospital Program)
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Critical Care Medicine, Ethics and Medical Education

Teresa L. May, D.O.

Attending, Neurocritical Care
Maine Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine,  Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine                                
Interests: Neurocritical Care

Jonathan S. Mendelson, MD

Attending, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell
Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Medical Simulation, Critical Care ultrasonography

Meagan W. Moore, MD, PhD

Attending, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Medical School: University of Connecticut Health Center
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Yale University
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, End of Life Care, Advancing Careers for Women in Medicine

William B. Williams, M.D

Associate Vice President, Physician Compensation and Director, Tuberculosis Program, MMC
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: TB, Pulmonary Vasculitides

Jason A. Yahwak, M.D.

Associate Director, Medical Critical Care
Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Fellowship: Maine Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Interests: Ultrasound in the ICU, Medical Simulation, Advanced Bronchoscopy Techniques

RESEARCH FACULTY

Lucy Liaw, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: University of Arizona (BS)
University of Washington (PhD)
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Medical Director, Neurocritical Care MMC

Calvin P.H. Vary, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Education: North Carolina State University (B.S.)
Michigan State University (Ph.D.)
Syracuse University (Post-Doctoral)

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