Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Update in Sarcoidosis

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 06, 2011

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Marc A. Judson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Albany Medical College

Marc A. Judson, M.D. completed his medical education at the Vanderbilt University Medical School, his internal medicine residency at the Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, and his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at NYU/Bellevue. He was on the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then for 18 years at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he rose to the rank of Professor of medicine in 2002. In April, 2011, he assumed the position of Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Judson is the author of over 130 original articles and 25 book chapters. His early area of interest was in the field of lung transplantation as he was the medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the Medical University of South Carolina for 7 years. For the last 20 years, Dr. Judson's area of focus has been sarcoidosis. He directed one of the largest sarcoidosis clinics in the United States at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has participated in more than 40 clinical and translational sarcoidosis studies including several NIH trials. He is on the editorial board of the international sarcoidosis journal and just completed two terms on the Executive Committee of the international sarcoidosis society (WASOG). He is also on the Editorial Board of Chest and an Associate Editor of Respiratory Medicine.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the general approach to the diagnosis of sarcoidosis
  2. Become familiar with general manifestations of various organs with sarcoidosis
  3. Become familiar with the treatment strategy for sarcoidosis including:
    • The decision to treat
    • Corticosteroid therapy
    • Alternatives to corticosteroid therapy

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Pulmonary Medicine)

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