Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopy (Ongoing)

Posted On 2023-03-27 11:09:19

This Series on Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopy is edited by Dr. Jonathan Kurman and Dr. Bryan S. Benn.

Jonathan Kurman, MD, MBA, FCCP
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA

Dr. Kurman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of Interventional Pulmonology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He completed an interventional pulmonology fellowship at the University of Chicago and pulmonary & critical care training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonology, critical care, and interventional pulmonology. His interests are in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, including airway stents, navigational bronchoscopy, endobronchial valves, photodynamic therapy, and bronchoscopy education. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and frequently serves as faculty at national conferences.

Bryan S. Benn, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

Dr. Bryan S. Benn is an Associate Staff Physician in the Pulmonary Department of the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed both his interventional pulmonology and pulmonary and critical care fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco, internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and his combined MD/PhD at New Jersey Medical School. A board-certified physician in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, and interventional pulmonology, his clinic practice includes all aspects of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy as well as pleural procedures. Dr. Benn’s research interests focus on improving diagnostic accuracy of bronchoscopic biopsies of peripheral pulmonary lesions and increasing the safety and diagnostic accuracy of transbronchial lung cryobiopsies for interstitial lung disease.

Series outline:

  1. Airway stents: past, present, and future
  2. Bronchoscopic treatment of COPD
  3. Treatment of malignant central airway obstruction
  4. Management of hemoptysis
  5. Updates in percutaneous tracheostomy 
  6. Bronchoscopy simulation training
  7. Role of EBUS in subcentimeter lymph nodes in patients with a negative CT scan
  8. Cryobiopsy for mediastinal abnormalities
  9. Integration of enhanced fluroscopy for peripheral lung nodule sampling
  10. Integration of robotic bronchoscopy and cone beam CT
  11. Role of Single-Use Bronchoscopes for Interventional Pulmonology Cases
  12. Cryobiopsy for Parenchymal Abnormalities
  13. Management of benign airway obstruction
  14. Added value of EUS to EBUS in lung cancer staging
  15. Anesthesia considerations in interventional pulmonology cases
  16. Management of pneumothorax and persistent air leak
  17. Airway stent associated respiratory infections
  18. Recurrent pleural effusion and management strategies for both benign and malignant etiologies

The series “Diagnostic & Therapeutic Bronchoscopy ” was commissioned by the editorial office, AME Medical Journal without any sponsorship or funding. Jonathan Kurman and Bryan S. Benn served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.