Dr. John Pella
Chief, Pulmonary Medicine
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Universita Degli Studi Di - 1970
Rhode Island Hospital
Brown Medical School
Dr. John Pella began his medical career after graduating in 1971 from the Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna in Bologna, Italy. After his receiving his medical degree he moved to the United States to complete a residency in Rhode Island Hospital followed by a Fellowship at Brown Medical School in Rhode Island.
Dr. Pella then went on to take a position at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital where he currently serves as the Chief of Pulmonary Medicine. He has over 34 years of medical experience and specializes in asthma and pulmonary diseases. He is also affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Rhode Island. He is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine.
Pulmonary surgeons are involved with resectable surgery to remove malignancies for those suffering from mesothelioma, a fatal form of cancer. Mesothelioma (including peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma) is typically caused by exposure to asbestos, a natural occurring mineral popularly used in construction materials. Around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year. However, due to a long latency period of around 20 to 50 years many patients aren't diagnosed until stage 3 mesothelioma which is often too late for effective mesothelioma treatment.
Recognitions and Awards
Dr. Pella has received a number of recognitions including a Patients' Choice Award in 2008. He is also fluent in Italian.
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