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PH Care Centers

Yale University School of Medicine

Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 785-4196

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care

History

In 2005, Dr. Terence Trow was recruited to direct and develop the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center (YPVDP) within the Pulmonary and Critical care section of the Yale School of Medicine. Since 2005, the program has developed an active clinical program through the Winchester Chest Clinic and the New Haven Hospital. The program has been building a program of industry sponsored clinical research, along with investigator sponsored clinical and basic science projects. In 2016, Dr. Wassim Fares stepped in as Director of the program.

The Yale New Haven Hospital is a 1,500 bed, for both academic and medical purposes. There are 4 other affiliated hospitals in the area, but PH patients are only admitted into the New Haven Hospital. Patients are admitted to the hospitalist service with Pulmonary as a consulting service and staffed with a fellow and attending.

PH Program Physicians

  • Wassim Fares, MD
  • Peter Marshall, MD
  • Patty Lee, MD
  • Maor Sauler, MD

Center Coordinator

  • Janice Napoletano, RN

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2005

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 75-100

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 20-29

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant Referral Services
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Wassim H. Fares, MD, MSc, FCCP

Wassim H. Fares, MD, MSc, FCCP

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1996 – BS – Biology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2000 – MD – American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2011 – MS – Clinical Research, School of Public Health – Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Postgraduate Training

  • 2001 – Intern, Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2002 – Intern, Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent’s Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • 2004 – Resident, Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent’s Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • 2011 – Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2011-present – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2016-present – Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, Yale – New Haven Hosptial, New Haven, CT
  • Present – Co-Director, Scleroderma Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 – Fellowship Research Award, University of North Carolina
  • 2015 – Best Doctors, New Haven Living

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society, Member
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinicians and Researcher, Member
  • Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, Fellow

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Fares.

Janice D. Napoletano, RN

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Nurse

Education

  • AS Nursing – The University of the State of New York Albany, Albany, NY

Current Professional Experience

  • 2009-present – Clinical Coordinator, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, Yale – New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program can contact the appointment line by calling:

Telephone: (203) 785-4198

Last Verified: February 1, 2016