Review of the Management of the Stable COPD Patient

James K. Stoller, MD Chairman of the Education Institute, Head of Respiratory Therapy, and Jean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects twice as many Americans as diabetes and is the nation's fourth-leading cause of death. Yet, patients with this debilitating disease receive just 46 percent of the routine recommended care, or 60 percent with worsening symptoms.

Dr. Stoller is a pulmonary and critical care physician, Chairman of the Education Institute, and Head of Respiratory Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic, where he previously served as Vice Chairman of Medicine and Executive Director of Physician Leadership Development. He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Stoller completed his medical degree and fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Yale and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. His research interests focus on COPD and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He has authored more than 15 books, 72 chapters, 249 peer-reviewed reports and 119 abstracts. Dr. Stoller has been continuously included in the Best Doctors in America list and in America’s Top Doctors.