Cincinnati Pulmonologist named Director of The LAM Clinic Network
Dr. Nishant Gupta, MD, of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center has been named the Medical Director of The LAM Clinic Network. In this role, he will serve under Dr. Frank McCormack who has been Scientific Director since The LAM Foundation’s inception in 1995.
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (lim-FAN-je-o-LI-o-MI-o-ma-TO-sis) is a rare lung disease that usually strikes women during the prime of their lives. Known as LAM for short, this disease is characterized by an abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells, especially in the lungs, lymphatic system and kidneys.
Globally, there are 58 LAM Clinics, strategically located in hospitals or academic medical centers where there are clinicians and researchers who have an interest in LAM and who value research in rare lung diseases.
Dr. Gupta, a pulmonologist, is board certified in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India and completed his residency at University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a fellowship from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.
The LAM Foundation seeks to help improve the care and treatment of all women with LAM. The objective of The LAM Foundation Clinic Program is to focus LAM care to medical institutions or hospitals around the world that have the interest and expertise to deliver state of the art, coordinated, multidisciplinary LAM care, and to perform cooperative research with other LAM clinics.
For more information about The LAM Foundation, visit www.thelamfoundation.org.