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Victor F. Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCP
Victor F. Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCP, is Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research for the Women's Guild Lung Institute, Director of the Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program, and Associate Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
He earned his medical degree from Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, where he went on to become Chief Resident. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston City Hospital in affiliation with Boston University. After his fellowship, he co-founded the Duke Lung Transplant program as well as starting the Duke Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, where he served as Director for the next 20 years.
Dr Tapson has devoted his medical career to patient care, research, and teaching in pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has edited numerous books and book chapters. In addition, he was involved with the development of the American Thoracic Society's clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism as well as the international guidelines for the selection of lung transplant candidates.
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