Meet Our COPD Specialists

Our multidisciplinary specialists work together to help patients with COPD avoid hospitalizations and trips to the emergency room, and to improve their overall comfort and quality of life.

Pulmonary Specialists

Douglas M. Beach, MD

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Christy Smith

PFT Lab Manager

Interventional Pulmonology

Adnan Majid, MD

Chief, Interventional Pulmonology

Alex (Chun Min) Chee, MD

Interventional Pulmonology 

Mihir Parikh, MD

Interventional Pulmonology

Alichia Paton, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Pulmonology

Rachel Martinez, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Interventional Pulmonology

Thoracic Surgery

Sidhu Gangadharan, MD

Chief, Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology

Richard I. Whyte, MD

Thoracic Surgery and Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Quality, and Safety, Department of Surgery

Michael S. Kent, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Michele Griffin, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Thoracic Surgery

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Chantel Paul


Allie Walpert, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Thoracic Surgery


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Alexis Agnew

Clinical Research Program Manager

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Theresa Bishop

RN, Clinical Research Nurse

Thoracic Radiology

Alexander A. Bankier, MD, PhD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging; Director, Functional Respiratory Imaging 

Palliative Care

Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Medical Oncology

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Victoria Gurfolino, NP

Outpatient Palliative Care team

Leo Newhouse, MSW, LICSW

Rev. Katie Rimer

Rev. Kathleen (Katie) Rimer, MDiv, EdD, BCC

Director, Spiritual Care and Education


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Tina Phillips

Clinic Administrator