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    The International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

    Rajiv Dhand

    Rajiv Dhand

    Rajiv Dhand,




    Dr. Rajiv Dhand currently serves as Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his MBBS degree from the Government Medical College, Amritsar, and his doctor of medicine degree from the Postgraduate Institute in Chandigarh, India. After completing his internship at VJ Hospital, Amritsar, India, he received internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship training at the Postgraduate Institute, Chandigarh. He did postdoctoral fellowship training at the Virginia Mason Research Center and the University of Washington-Seattle. He obtained his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Illinois, and later served as a faculty member and pulmonary attending physician at LUMC and Hines VA Hospital.Dr. Dhand is currently board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

    Before serving in his current position, Dr. Dhand was Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, in Columbia. He joined University Pulmonary and Critical Care in 2012.He has over 30 years of clinical experience with major interest in the treatment of airway disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and bronchiectasis. He was a member of the American College of Chest Physicians Task Force for Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines on Aerosolization of Medication, and the ISAM/ERS task force that developed guidelines for use of inhalation devices.He served as President of the American Association of Chest Physicians of Indian Origin and is currently President of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM).

    Dr. Dhand is an internationally recognized expert in the delivery of inhaled medications and therapies, especially in patients in the ICU. He first reported high-speed video photography of metered-dose inhalers over 25 years ago. He led pivotal studies that established the role of metered dose inhalers in ventilator-supported patients and described techniques currently used worldwide.Dr. Dhand has served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials.


    Dr. Dhand is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Royal Society of Medicine American Association of Respiratory Care, and American Thoracic Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of the ISAM Textbook of Aerosol Medicine.He has published 13 book chapters, over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 100 abstracts, and over 60 reviews. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Respiratory Care, and International Journal of COPD. He is the Respiratory Section editor for Advances in Therapy and US Editor-in-Chief of Pulmonary Therapy Journal. He has given over 100 national and international lectures and visiting professorships and is the recipient of many honors and awards throughout his career.He remains actively engaged in teaching and training medical students, residents, and fellows.Dr. Dhand continues to enjoy and thrive in his various roles of researcher, practitioner, and administrator, striving for scientific innovation and institutional progress.