George E. Chaux, MD, FCCP
Dr. Chaux is a Board certified internist, who has specialty certification in Pulmonary Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine. He is Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His primary areas of research and clinical interest involve state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and postoperative management strategies for lung transplant patients and individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension, as well as further developing the interventional pulmonology program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center which includes the advanced use of rigid bronchoscopy with laser treatment of airway tumors, stenting of airway strictures and the introduction of new technologies for diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases.
Dr. Chaux received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. At the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, serving as Chief Resident, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also served as Medical Director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program at UCSD following his training and before coming to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American College of Physicians, American Thoracic Society and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Dr. Chaux has been actively involved in Medicine and Pulmonary Grand Rounds, teaching of medical students, residents and interns and in the education of nursing staff regarding the care of patients who are candidates for and have received lung transplants. He has been invited to give numerous lectures at other academic institutions such as UC Irvine and Harbor UCLA. He has made numerous presentations at professional symposia, and he has written articles for peer-reviewed publications, including Circulation, Clinical Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He actively participates in the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. In addition, Dr. Chaux is an active member of the Heart-Lung Committee of the local organ procurement organization, One Legacy, and he is involved in community outreach programs that raise awareness for organ donation.