Evaluation and Management of Chronic Cough
Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, October 30, 2008
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD
Director of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Montefiore Medical Center (Weiler Division)
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine), Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Peter Dicpinigaitis is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and for the past 15 years has been the Director of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Weiler Division of Montefiore Medical Center. He is triple board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine.
Dr. Dicpinigaitis received his undergraduate education at New York University where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. He obtained his M.D. from the NYU School of Medicine, and remained at NYU-Bellevue for internal medicine residency training. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, immediately after which he came to Einstein/Montefiore.
Dr. Dicpinigaitis’ particular clinical and research interest for over a decade has been in the field of cough. He has published numerous papers and chapters on cough, he frequently lectures nationally and internationally on the topic, and he has served as a co-author of recently published guidelines by the American College of Chest Physicians and the European Respiratory Society.
Five years ago, he established the Montefiore Cough Center, one of the few specialty centers in the United States devoted to the evaluation and management of chronic cough.
After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the major causes of chronic cough
- Evaluate the patient with chronic cough using a diagnostic-therapeutic algorithm
- Understand recent advances in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux-associated cough
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.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.