Update on the Evaluation and Management of Asthma

Sumita Khatri, MD MS Co-Director Asthma Center Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from asthma, accounting for $18 billion in costs. It is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the fourth leading cause of work absenteeism among adults. Participants will be able to:

- Describe current national standards of care for asthma
- Detail a comprehensive diagnostic plan for suspected asthma
- Discuss confounding conditions and alternative diagnoses (mimickers)
- Discuss difficult-to-treat asthma and nonpharmacologic management

Sumita Khatri is an adult pulmonary and critical care physician with a specialized focus in asthma. Dr. Khatri earned her medical degree at Ohio State University and trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. She served on the faculty of Emory University Medical Center, receiving her Master's in Clinical Research. She is currently Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Asthma Center. Her clinical and research interests include the effects of air pollution and environmental triggers on asthma, evaluating biomarkers of asthma, and community engagement with respect to asthma and lung health. In this regard, she has been involved with the NIH-sponsored Severe Asthma Research Program, collaborative research with the USEPA, and medical industry-associated asthma therapy trials.