Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Chaux has specialized certification in pulmonary medicine and in critical care medicine. His primary areas of research and clinical interest involve state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and postoperative management strategies for lung transplant patients, interventional pulmonology, individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Chaux has developed the interventional pulmonology program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center which includes the advanced use of rigid bronchoscopy with laser treatment of airway tumors, stenting of airway strictures and the introduction of new technologies such as robotic navigation bronchoscopy for the biopsy of peripheral lung lesions and endobronchial ultrasound for the biopsy of mediastinal lymph nodes.
Dr. Chaux has made numerous presentations at professional symposia, and he has written articles for peer-reviewed publications. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American College of Physicians, American Thoracic Society, California Thoracic Society, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Association of Brochology and Interventional Pulmonology.
Dr. Chaux received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. At the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, serving as Chief Resident, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also served as Medical Director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at UCSD following his training and before coming to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he served as medical director of the lung transplant program for over twenty years. He is currently Medical Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and has achieved the rank of Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Title : Surgical Therapies for Severe Emphysema/COPD