Samuel Spagnolo

Title: Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Company: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Location: Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

Dr. Samuel Spagnolo, MD, FCCP, FACP, professor emeritus of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pulmonology and education.

Through a career spanning over 50 years, Dr. Spagnolo has specialized in providing preventative treatments and treating patients suffering from various issues relating to the lungs, bronchial tubes, and respiratory system. Notably, he has found success as a distinguished pulmonologist at Medical Faculty Associates and the Washington DC VA Medical Center. Revered for his research and consulting contributions, he has received a multitude of grants to support his findings. In addition to his current role as professor emeritus of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, he is currently active as a consultant in pulmonary diseases on behalf of Respiratory Centers International Inc. Additionally, he has found notable success as a representative for the American College of Chest Physicians to the American Registry of Pathology in Washington from 1981 to 1992.

After initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1961, Dr. Spagnolo earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine in 1965. Thereafter, he completed his residency at the VA Medical Center in Boston as a senior resident and chief resident in medicine. Going forward, he conducted a Harvard fellowship in pulmonary diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital before committing to two years of service with the U.S. Public Health Service as an officer and lieutenant commander at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta between 1966 and 1968. Certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, he is a licensed physician in Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, and California. As a fellow of the American College of Chest Physician and the American College of Physicians, he is affiliated with several leading medical societies, including the American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Medical Association, the National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists, and the D.C. chapter of American Thoracic Society.

During his academic career as an assistant professor of medicine, a professor and the associate chairman of the department of medicine at the George Washington University as well as an instructor at Boston University and Tufts University, Dr. Spagnolo notably trained approximately 100 pulmonary and critical care specialists. Providing expertise on behalf of The Washington Hospital Center, he has consulted for the Will Rogers Institute, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center while working privately for such individuals as President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul after their attempted assassinations as well as for several White House physicians during the Bush Administration. In addition to various radio and television appearances, he has authored and co-authored various medical books, book chapters, and scholarly articles including “Air Pollution and Lung Disease in Adults” in 1994 and “Handbook of Pulmonary Drug Therapy” in 1993. After receiving the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Congress on health care policy and quality of care, he continued his career as an invited lecturer in many worldwide medical conferences in countries including the United States, Russia, and Jordan. Dr. Spagnolo currently serves as the president of the National Association of VA Physicians and the International Lung Foundation the Foundation of Veterans’ Health Care.

Dr. Spagnolo is gratified to have been the first to ever review patient outcome during the early history of intensive care units, the first to report of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonitis in patients with lung cancer, and the first to complete a prospective evaluation of short-course therapy in the U.S. utilizing Isoniazid and Rifampin. After receiving a nomination for the Golden Apple Award by the George Washington University in 1977, he was later celebrated for his medical expertise with a Certificate of Appreciation by the D.C. Lung Association in 1983. Additionally, he was decorated with a Cavalier Order of Merit by the Republic of Italy and published in American Top Physicians and Best Doctors in America each year between 2006 and 2014. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and cited in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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