Dr. Rajiv Dhand is Professor of Medicine (with tenure) and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received his MBBS degree from the Government Medical College, Amritsar, and his doctor of medicine degree from the Postgraduate Institute in Chandigarh, India. After completing his internship at VJ Hospital, Amritsar, India, he received internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship training at the Postgraduate Institute, Chandigarh. He did postdoctoral fellowship training at the Virginia Mason Research Center and the University of Washington-Seattle. He obtained his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, IL, and later served as a faculty member and pulmonary attending physician at LUMC and Hines VA Hospital. His research experience is focused on aerosolized therapies. Among his research achievements is the first reported high-speed video photography of metered-dose inhalers and pivotal studies that established the role of metered dose inhalers for bronchodilator delivery in ventilator-supported patients, techniques now used world-wide. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine Textbook of Aerosol Medicine and president of this society. He has published 13 book chapters, 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 55 review articles. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Respiratory Care, and International Journal of COPD. He is a regular contributor and reviewer for the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, and has published several frequently cited review articles on aerosol therapy. He has given over 100 national and international lectures and visiting professorships and has been the recipient of many honors and awards throughout his career.
Clinical application of inhalation devices, Bronchodilator therapy, COPD – pathogenesis and treatment, Inhaled antibiotics.