Dr. Carla Lamb is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. She is the Director of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine and Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship program at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. She has dedicated her career to education and training in minimally invasive thoracic procedures. Dr. Lamb is a tireless advocate for her patients with benign and malignant pulmonary disease with a mission of overall lung health, as well as early detection and management of lung cancer through lung cancer screening. She has been a leader in recognizing and changing the disparities in health care as well as gender equality in the workplace, as a co-founder of Women in Interventional Pulmonary this international group of medical and industry professionals builds networks to achieve equity across the board and providing mentorship (www.WiIPStrong.org). During the COVID pandemic she has been an national leader in practice guidelines for decision making and safely perform bronchoscopy and tracheostomy.

She served on active duty in the United States Navy Medical Corps as a medical officer from 1993- 2002. She is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and is a faculty member and director for numerous CHEST programs in simulation, curriculum development, education and training for bronchoscopy and pleural procedures. Her primary areas of interest are in the development and validation of procedural assessment tools utilizing low fidelity, high fidelity, virtual reality and augmented reality simulation, education and training of thoracic procedures in the field of interventional pulmonology as well as the advancement of technology for diagnosis , treatment and education in lung cancer screening.

She is the recipient of the International Pascuale Ciaglia Interventional Pulmonary Award for her contributions in the field of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine and is the first woman to be given this honor. She is one of the first inaugural recipients of Chest Distinguished Educators awarded to the top 5 % of educators in the American College of Chest Physicians. She has won numerous local and national teaching awards. She was awarded the prestigious Chadwick Medal for Outstanding and Meritorious contributions to the study and treatment of thoracic disease by the American Lung Association.

She has mentored both regional and international physicians in the field of pulmonary and interventional pulmonary medicine, developing standards of technique for endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration for lung cancer staging and development of the accreditation process for interventional pulmonary fellowship programs. She has developed cost effective educational simulation models for training of complex airway diseases that are being utilized in training programs today. She has co-authored peer-reviewed guidelines for sedation and analgesia in bronchoscopy, best practices for endobronchial ultrasound and transbronchial needle aspiration, best practices for interventional pulmonary fellowship curriculum and standardization of interventional pulmonary fellowships. She is one of the founding members of Rescue Lung Rescue Life which is one of the largest lung screening programs in the country.

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