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PHA's Scientific Leadership Council identified several questions to assist patients in identifying a PH specialist for their care. The answers below were provided by doctors to help patients assess their qualifications. PHA has not confirmed the validity of this information and is relying on answers provided by physicians who wish to be listed in our Find a Doctor Directory. The following information is publicly available. If a field is blank, the member may have opted to make the corresponding information private.

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Contact Information:

Name: Eric Douglas Austin, MD, MSCI
Institution/Practice: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Position/Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Academic Appointment (if any):
Business Address: 4233 Wallace Ln
Nashville, TN 37215-3231
Business Phone:
Business Email:

Are you certified to practice in your country in any of the following?

Internal Medicine:   No      Expires:
Pulmonary Medicine:   No      Expires:
Cardiology:   No      Expires:
Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
Pediatrics:   Yes      Expires: 2015
Pediatric Cardiology:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Critical Care:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Pulmonary:   Yes      Expires: 2018
Pediatric Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
I treat patients with:   All PH WHO Group Cases

Practice Information

Are you currently accepting new patients? Yes
What year did you begin caring for PH patients? 2005
Percentage of practice devoted to PH patients: 70%
How many PH patients do you currently care for? 101 - 200
Do you have one or more nurses dedicated to PH? Yes
Do you require cardiac catheterization? No   If yes:
Do you provide access to all PAH therapies? Yes   If yes: In your own practice
Do you provide access to clinical trials? Yes   If yes: In your own practice; Through referral to another physician or PH Center
Do you refer patients for heart/lung transplant? Yes   If yes: In your own practice; Through referral to another physician or PH Center
Do you refer patients for thromboendarterectomy? No   If yes:
Number of patients on parenteral therapy: 0-25
Does your hospital have PH protocols and training? Yes
Does your hospital have PAH meds in stock? Yes
Is the ER familiar with PAH and its treatments? Yes
Medical conferences attended in the past year: ATS (American Thoracic Society); ACCP/CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians)
Have you attended PHA's International Conference? Yes

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