It is truly my pleasure to announce and welcome the newest member of the Board of Director in a capacity of Medical Advisor- Douglas M. Kane, MD, FCCP. Dr. Kane holds certifications in Critical care medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease. He started his career as a Respiratory Therapist then went on to George Mason University to receive a BS in Biology, later he received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed a Internal medicine Residency. Dr. Kane attended Vanderbilt University to receive Critical Care, Sleep and Pulmonary disease fellowships. He was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Virginia from 1992-2000 and he has published several original research articles over the years. Dr. Kane has worked in various acute care hospitals and owned multiple private practices including his latest practice Highland Rim Respiratory Specialists. Dr. Kane is currently Co-Owner, Chief Medical Officer & Directer of Clinical Development for Encore Healthcare, a unique Respiratory Therapy staffing solution that specializes in post acute care organizations in the southeastern US. I have personally had the pleasure of working with Dr. Kane at Cookeville Regional Medical Center where his commitment to excellence was obvious to everyone who worked beside him and now he is a personal friend and business partner in our recently launched company Encore Healthcare. Having Dr Kane on the TSRC will bring new and innovative physician input to the Board that we have been lacking for some time.
Zach Gantt, RRT
TN Society for Respiratory Care & TN Respiratory Education Foundation