The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Drexel Pulmonary Medicine
Routine therapies and regular visits to our Cystic Fibrosis Foundation–accredited care center make it possible for people with cystic fibrosis to lead active lives. The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Drexel Pulmonary Medicine is staffed by trained pulmonologists who are fully committed to the specialized care of adult patients with this disease. Learn more about cystic fibrosis.
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At Drexel Pulmonary Medicine, patients benefit from the latest treatment advances such as Cayston®, a new inhaled antibiotic treatment for cystic fibrosis patients with pseudomonas aeruginosa. We also provide a personalized approach to care that focuses on diet and medication therapy. Drexel pulmonologists regularly address special topics with their cystic fibrosis patients—including family planning and balancing treatments with work and family life—and work closely with primary care physicians to optimize patient care.
In addition to treating patients, the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center is dedicated to the training of health care professionals in the care of cystic fibrosis patients and in performing research to improve their lives.
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Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center Specialists
Michael Stephen, MD
The center's director, Dr. Stephen completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by his fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania .
Jeffrey Hoag, MD, FCCP
The center's associate director, Dr. Hoag graduated and completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Michael Sherman, MD
The center's associate director, Dr. Sherman completed his training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital since 1988 and is the director of the pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center Staff
Zachari Breeding, RDN, LDN
Mr. Breeding is a professional chef and registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN) through completion of a dietetic internship at New York University Langone Medical Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and is completing a Master of Science degree from New York University. His previous roles included: nutritionist at Montefiore Hospital’s South Bronx Health Center for Children and Families, nutrition educator for City Harvest, and assistant manager of patient food and nutrition services at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is also the owner and site manager for a food and nutrition website and the author of The Slice Plan: An Integrative Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle and a Better You.
Barbara Engle, BS, RRT, CPFT
A respiratory therapist, Ms. Engle attended the West Chester University/Bryn Mawr Hospital respiratory therapy program. She obtained her associate's degree in respiratory therapy and her bachelor's degree in health sciences. Her clinical experience includes acute care, pulmonary rehab and pulmonary function testing. She has worked at the Hahnemann University Pulmonary Function Lab since 2013.
Mary Hendry, MS, RN
A clinical nurse coordinator and a RN since 1980, Ms. Hendry has been nurse coordinator of the CF team since 2009 and a research nurse coordinator for pulmonary medicine at Drexel for six years. She served in the Hahnemann University Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit for seventeen years. Her past experience also includes four years as nurse manager of a medical surgical nursing unit. Ms. Hendry completed her Master of Science at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Judy Hillman, RN
Since 1999, Ms. Hillman has served as our research nurse coordinator. She has been affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine since 2002 and the Drexel Adult Cystic Fibrosis since 2003. Her nursing experience includes medical, surgical, orthopedic and critical care.
Barbara Smith, BS, RRT, RPFT
A respiratory therapist, Ms. Smith attended Delaware County College and obtained an associate's degree in health administration upon completing the respiratory therapy program at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Her bachelor's degree was completed at West Chester University. She has worked at Drexel Pulmonary Medicine since 2004.
Diane Taylor, MSW, LSW
Ms. Taylor is the Cystic Fibrosis Center social worker. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from Temple University and her master's degree in social work from Widener University. Ms. Taylor has been working as a social worker in health care settings since 2007, working specifically with patients and families affected by cystic fibrosis since 2009.
Natalie Tenore, RRT, CPFT, NPS
Ms. Tenore is a registered respiratory therapist at Hahnemann University Hospital. She obtained her associates degree from Hahnemann University and has been at Hahnemann for 29 years. She works in the Respiratory Therapy Department and the Pulmonary Function Lab. Her previous clinical experience includes medical intensive care unit, surgical-trauma intensive care unit, critical care unit, intensive care nursery, trauma and general floors. Her additional certifications include certified pulmonary function technologist and neonatal/pediatric specialist. She has worked with the pediatric and adult CF community for 29 years..
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