Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10-21-2010: Medicine Grand Rounds

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Management of Pulmonary Disorders

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Maria del Mar Cirino-Marcano, MD

Maria del Mar Cirino-Marcano, MD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Pulmonary Medicine) 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Maria del Mar Cirino-Marcano received her medical degree and her internal medicine residency training, from the University of Puerto Rico Health Sciences Campus/ University Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her subspecialty training was in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she also became chief fellow. After her Pulmonary and Critical Care training, she completed an additional year of formal training in Interventional Pulmonology at Tulane.

She joined the faculty in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Environmental Disease Section at Tulane. Following that, she was an Assistant Professor of PCCM at University of Louisville Medical Center/James Graham Brown Cancer Center, where she established an Interventional Pulmonology Service. She moved to Montefiore/Einstein in 2008. Dr. Cirino has presented her work in the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and the World Congress of Bronchology.

The Interventional Pulmonology Service at Montefiore/Einstein was established in 2008 and consists of a team formally trained in advanced, minimally invasive pulmonary procedures for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of patients with diverse pulmonary conditions. Techniques used by Dr. Cirino and her team include endobronchial ultrasound for lymph node staging, image-guided bronchoscopy, tracheal/bronchial stents, laser therapy for lung cancer, and one-way valves for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different modalities of endoscopic management of common airway disorders
  2. Recognize the indications for endoscopic therapy
  3. List the potential benefits of bronchoscopic therapy as an adjunct to cancer treatment.


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.


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