Department of Medicine Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture with Col. (Ret.) Ronald K. Poropatich, MD

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hosted by the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Arizona Telemedicine Program:

SPEAKER: Distinguished Visiting Professor in Critical Care –  Col. (Ret.) Ronald K. Poropatich, MD, MS
   Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences
   Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine,
   Faculty member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
   University of Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Noon – 1 p.m.
UAHS Room 5403


A light meal and beverage refreshment will be served.

This lecture will be archived at this link for future viewing.

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PACCS Conference flyer (please view, download, post and share):
 Col. (Ret.) Ronald K. Poropatich, MD, MS flyer 01.22.19.pdf

About the Speaker:
Dr. Ronald Poropatich is director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and also serves as a senior advisor for telemedicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is an affiliated faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

An experienced Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine physician, Dr. Poropatich served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army retiring in 2012 at the rank of colonel with extended assignments at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from 1985 to 2012. His last assignment was at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) at Fort Detrick, Md., serving as the deputy director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) from 2006-12 where he managed large medical research programs and developed novel research programs and technologies in medical informatics and telemedicine.

Dr. Poropatich received his medical degree from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in 1985. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC, in 1988 and was selected as chief of medical residents in the WRAMC Department of Medicine from 1988-89. He completed his fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 1992, also at the WRAMC. As a full-time pulmonary/critical care medicine physician from 1989 to 1995, Dr. Poropatich’s early research interests were in sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung condition, and the general field of bronchoscopy.

Dr. Poropatich led the U.S. Army effort from 1992-2012 in the development and deployment of telemedicine capability across 22 time zones for remote consultation for both overseas locations (Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Kuwait, Haiti, Croatia) as well as stateside U.S. Army locations. He served as the U.S. Army medical informatics consultant from 2000-08. Since 1996, he has served as an associate editor for the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal, is the former chair of the NATO Telemedicine Expert Team (2000-12), and former president (2002-03) and a board member of the American Telemedicine Association since 1995.

Dr. Poropatich is a long-standing educator and has been faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS), in Bethesda, Md., since 1985 and currently serves as an adjunct professor of medicine. He has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, numerous book chapters, and edited two books on telemedicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary, and critical care medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow and past president of the American Telemedicine Association, and Fellow of the American Institute for Medical Biological Engineering.

View a list of Dr. Poropatich’s publications here.

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724