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Andrew L. Ries

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Andrew L. Ries

Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
University of California, San Diego
pulmonary rehabilitation
chronic lung disease
emphysema treatments


Dr. Andrew L. Ries is director of the UCSD School of Medicine's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. He serves as principal investigator and director of the UCSD Clinical Center for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial. He is also associate dean for academic affairs at UCSD's medical school. A widely recognized as a leader in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation and the care of patients with lung diseases, Ries is an experienced researcher who has studied the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in the management of patients with chronic lung diseases. Ries has authored or co-authored more than 120 publications.

200 W. Arbor Drive #8377
La Jolla  California  92103
United States
Office Phone: 
(619) 543-7333, (858) 534-4877
Office Fax: 
(619) 543-7345, (858) 534-0338


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