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Brian Christman, MD

Brian Christman, MD, FACP

Pulmonology Nashville, TN

Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Office Address

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  • 1310 24th Ave S
    Medical Service 111
    Nashville, TN 37212
    Phone: (615) 873-6979
    Fax: (615) 321-6327

Dr. Christman's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pulmonology: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Critical Care; Pneumonia; Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); COPD; Pulmonology - Critical Care Medicine; Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Pulmonary Circulation; Internal Medicine; Sepsis

Dr. Christman's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Chief, Medical ServiceVA TN Valley Health Care System
    Nashville, TN
  • Associate Program DirectorVanderbilt University Department of Medicine
    Nashville
  • Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical AffairsVanderbilt University Dept of of Medicine
    Nashville, TN
  • Assistant and Associate ProfessorVanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville
    Faculty member engaged in research, teaching, and patient care. Served as Associate Director of the MICU at Vanderbilt Univ Hospital and as Program Director for Pulmonary/CCM Fellowship.

Dr. Christman's Education & Medical Training

  • Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt UniversityFellowship, Critical Care Medicine
  • Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt UniversityFellowship, Pulmonary Disease
  • Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of OK Coll of MedUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Christman's Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical LicenseTN State Medical License1985 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1984
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease, 1986
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine, 2010, Current

Dr. Christman's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American College of PhysiciansFellow, American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians, 2013
  • Vanderbilt Department of MedicineHugh J. Morgan Teaching AwardVanderbilt Department of Medicine, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013

Dr. Christman's Publications & Presentations

PubMed | Citations by Web of Science®

Grant Support

  • Project IV
    Project IVNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    2004 - 2006
  • Core A-- Administrative Core
    Core A-- Administrative CoreNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    2004 - 2004
  • Liver Lung Interactions In Lung Inflammation
    Liver Lung Interactions In Lung InflammationNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    2002 - 2006
  • Hepatic Urea Cycle Dysfunction And Acute Lung Injury
    Hepatic Urea Cycle Dysfunction And Acute Lung InjuryNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    2002 - 2003
  • Chemotherapy Toxicity: Reduction VIA Urea Cycle Support
    Chemotherapy Toxicity: Reduction VIA Urea Cycle SupportNational Cancer Institute
    2002 - 2004
  • Chemotherapy Toxicity--Reduction VIA Urea Cycle Support
    Chemotherapy Toxicity--Reduction VIA Urea Cycle SupportNational Cancer Institute
    2001 - 2001
  • Cellular Activation In Pph--Endogenous And Exogenous Prostacyclin
    Cellular Activation In Pph--Endogenous And Exogenous ProstacyclinNational Center For Research Resources
    1998 - 1999
  • Mechanisms Of Post Bone Marrow Transplantation Lung Inj
    Mechanisms Of Post Bone Marrow Transplantation Lung InjNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    1996 - 1998
  • Post Bone Marrow Transplantation Lung Injury Mechanisms
    Post Bone Marrow Transplantation Lung Injury MechanismsNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    1995 - 1995
  • Core--Analytic Core
    Core--Analytic CoreNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
    1992 - 1998
  • Lipid Mediator Interactions In Pulmonary Dysfunction
    Lipid Mediator Interactions In Pulmonary DysfunctionNational Center For Research Resources
    1989 - 1989
  • Role Of Lipid Mediator Interactions In Pulmonary Dysfunction
    Role Of Lipid Mediator Interactions In Pulmonary DysfunctionNational Center For Research Resources
    1988 - 1989

Dr. Christman's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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