(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. David A. Lipson has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree in 1994 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Lipson completed his internship and residency in medicine followed by a three-year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lipson also currently serves as Director of the Obstructive Lung Disease Program and Associate Director of the Education Fellowship and Training in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division of HUP.

Dr. Lipson's current clinical interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, adult cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation. His research activities focus on the development of novel, non-invasive imaging techniques to study gas and blood flow in the lung. In 2001, Dr. Lipson received the Will Rogers Institute Research Fellowship Award for his academic and research activities.

Dr. Lipson has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and co-written editorials, reviews and chapters for print publications. Dr. Lipson holds memberships in a number of national professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Thoracic Society.

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