Personal Statement: After many years working in university internal medicine and pulmonary-critical care training programs, I must say that it is a reinvigorating experience and exceptional honor to have joined in May 2006 the PPMC faculty as Chair of Medical Education. I previously knew of Providence's national reputation for excellence in patient care and medical education through my work on the American Board of Internal Medicine. But now that I am here working with our dedicated faculty and motivated residents, I can say with first hand knowledge that we have an extraordinary training program. It is best characterized by a passion for teaching and learning and a devotion to patient care and community service. We welcome all medical students with intellectual curiosity and a commitment to compassionate care and professionalism to consider joining our learning environment.
Areas of Academic Focus:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Past President of the American Thoracic Society
Past Member, Executive Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Past Chair of the Pulmonary Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Editorial Boards: Chest, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of Respiratory Disease, Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Respirology
Associate Editor: Respirology
Editor-in-Chief: Pulmonary Review
Schunemann H, Woodhead M, Anzueto A, Buist S, Macnee W, Rabe KFHeffner JE. A vision statement on guideline development for respiratory disease: the example of CPOD. Lancet 2009; 373:774-779
Heffner JE, Holgate SC, Celli BR, Niederman M, Daley CL, Jett JR, Stradling JR, Wells Au, Light RW, Tapson VF, Hansell DM, Pronovost P, Le YCG. The Road Ahead to Respiratory Health - Experts Chart Future Research Directions. Respirology. 2009; 14:625-636.
Heffner, JE, Curtis JR. Ethical and End-ofLife Issues for the Care of Patients with Advanced Lung Disease. In: Hodgkins JE, Celli BR, Connors GL, Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 4th ed. Mosby Elsevier. Philadelphia. 2009; 393-405.
Author of 268 journal articles and 79 book chapters
Revised Chapters in Up-To-Date:
- Heffner JE. Management of malignant pleural effusions (Revision and Update). In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2009
- Heffner JE. Diagnostic Thoracentesis (Revision and update). In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2009
- Heffner, JE. Chylothorax and chyliform pleural effusions (Revision and update) In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2009
- Heffner, JE. Chemical Pleurodesis (Revision and Update). In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2009
Author or editor of 20 books including the founding editions of the Pearls Series
Alfred Soffer Award from the journal Chest for editorial excellence, 1997 and 2008
Lifetime Educator Award. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
President's Award American College of Chest Physicians
Second recipient of the William M. Garnjobst endowed Chair of Graduate Medical Education
ACCP International Conference - Pulmonary and Critical Care Pearls, 2009
ACCP International Conference - Managing Team Conflict in the ICU, 2009
ATS International Conference - Tracheostomy Role in Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation, 2009
Leads morning report
Conducts general internal medicine teaching rounds
ICU Teaching Rounds
Didactic lectures and mentorships
Portland provides outstanding opportunities for me to interact with others with a shared passion for acoustic guitar playing, mountain biking, hiking, and international travel. I also enjoy the diverse Portland neighborhood cafes and our gorgeous outdoor setting that helps me attract my two sons and their families for visits from California.