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Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
November 19, 2013
Learn about pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the setting of lung diseases, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sonja Bartolome, a pulmonologist from the University of Texas – Southwestern, will provide an overview of PH symptoms in patients with respiratory disease, appropriate testing for COPD patients with suspected PH, and treatments for patients with lung disease-associated PH.
Sonja Bartolome, MD
Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Director, Liver Transplant Critical Care Program
University of Texas – Southwestern
Dr. Sonja Bartolome graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1999, and went on to pursue a residency in internal medicine, chief residency and then a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Kansas. Early on in her residency, Dr. Bartolome became interested in the pathophysiology and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and pursued specialized training in this disease state through her final years of fellowship. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2006 where she specialized in the treatment of PH until her move to the University of Texas – Southwestern’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program in 2010. She is the Associate Director of the UTSW Pulmonary Hypertension Program where she concentrates on the clinical care for these patients and participates in over 18 ongoing clinical trials. She is also the Director of the Liver Transplant Critical Care program and has a special interest in PH in the setting of liver disease. Dr. Bartolome actively lectures and publishes in the area of PH and participates with the local support groups.