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URMC Presents at NY State Thoracic Society Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Members of the Department of Medicine recently showcased their expertise through posters and presentations at the annual conference of the New York State chapter of the American Thoracic Society, held at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.

Augusto Litonjua, MD, MPH, a professor from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, delivered the prestigious Trudeau Lecture, “Early Life Origins of Asthma and Lung Disease.” Paritosh Prasad, MD, an associate professor from Infectious Diseases, engaged the audience with his lecture “Pro/Con – Steroids in CAP.”

Louis Arens, MD, an Internal Medicine resident, earned second-place in the poster session with his case report, “Respiratory Failure in a Patient with Pleural-Based Extramedullary Plasmacytoma.” The first-place poster went to medical student Emma Mathers, for “Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) disguised as Lung cancer in a Heart.”

Of special note, Manoj Mammen, MD, associate professor from Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, holds a significant role within the New York chapter. He has served as the vice-president, and at this meeting was advanced to president-elect. He will serve in that role from 2024 – 2025. “The NYS Thoracic Society is a state chapter of the American Thoracic Society,” said Mammen, “representing the state’s Pulmonary & Critical Care medicine physicians. The chapter enables members and trainees a regional forum to pursue valuable opportunities in education, networking, advocacy, and service.”