Donald P. Tashkin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Tashkin is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an attending physician at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Tashkin’s research interests include the pulmonary effects of smoked substance abuse and community air pollution, the pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of COPD, and the pathophysiology and clinical pharmacology of asthma. A prolific author and presenter, Dr. Tashkin has authored over 450 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as numerous book chapters, abstracts, editorials, and multimedia educational materials on various topics, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, airway disease management, lung cancer, and the health effects of cannabis and ‘crack’ cocaine. Dr. Tashkin has presented numerous times in various settings, including annual association and society meetings, national and international conferences and symposia, and pulmonary grand rounds. Among his many professional activities, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Chest, Respiratory Research and Respiratory Medicine and Guest Editor for numerous leading scholarly medical journals. He is Chair of the External Advisory Committee for the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers. He is a member and serves as Chair of several other committees at UCLA.
Among his many honors and distinctions, Dr. Tashkin is the recipient of the 1999 American Lung Association Trudeau Award for many years of outstanding and dedicated service promoting pulmonary medicine, the American Lung Association of California’s 2003 California Medal for meritorious service in the campaign against lung disease and the 2010-2011 Dickson UCLA Emeritus Professorship Award and is listed in Who’s Who in America 2013.