"I believe medicine is a great and noble endeavor, and I am privileged to participate in the lives of my patients. My goal is to practice the best evidence-based medicine possible and do it with compassion, hope and enthusiasm."
- Michael Skokan, M.D.
Pulmonary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs. Pulmonary medicine deals with many diseases and conditions, including: ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants and various other conditions. Pulmonary medicine is also sometimes called pulmonology which is the science concerned with the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the lungs.Areas of focus
Critical care medicine
Dr. Skokan is associated with Providence Cancer Center.
Areas of expertise
Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine; Lung cancer; Lung nodules; Interventional bronchoscopy
Education & Training:
• M.D., Oregon Health & Science University Medical School, 1988-1992
• Intern/Resident, George Washington University Hospital, 1992-1995
• Chief Resident, George Washington University Hospital, 1995-1996
• Chief Resident, University of Utah Medical Center, 1997-2001
• Board Certified: Critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary diseases
Honors & Awards:
• Best Doctors of Portland, Portland Monthly, 2006
• Teacher of the Year, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2005
• Internal Medicine Resident of the Year, 1995
• Member, American Thoracic Society Member, American College of Chest Physicians Member, American Association of Bronchology, and Thoracic Oncology Program, Providence Medical Center