Patient Care

Dany Gaspard, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Division Head, Pulmonary Diseases
Program Director, Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr Dany Gaspard is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, with special interest in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. His clinical practice is based at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.  Dr. Gaspard obtained his M.D. degree at the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008. He completed  residency training in Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A. in 2013, followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2016, and an additional year of training in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine in 2017. He has received American Board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr Gaspard is a member of multiple local and international scientific societies and committees. He is an active researcher and has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles.

Selected Publications

  1. Gaspard D, Boujaoude Z, Kubicek G, Abouzgheib W. Transthoracic placement of fiducials with ultrasound or electronic navigational bronchoscopy needle guidance by the interventional pulmonologist: A case series. Respirology Case Reports. (2021) 9:e0818
  2. Gaspard D, Kass J, Akers S, Hunter K, Pratter M. Patient-reported dyspnea correlates poorly with aerobic exercise capacity measured during cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Lung. (2017 Oct)
  3. Gaspard D, Bartter T, Boujaoude Z, Raja H, Arya R, Meena N, Abouzgheib W. Endobronchial valves for bronchopleural fistula: Pitfalls and principles. Ther Adv Respir Dis. (2017 Jan) 11(1):3-8. doi: 10.1177/1753465816672132. Epub 2016 Oct 15. PMID: 27742781; PMCID: PMC5941976
  4. Gaspard D, Vito K, Schorr C, Hunter K, Gerber D. Comparison of chemical and mechanical prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in nonsurgical mechanically ventilated patients. Thrombosis. (2015) 2015:849142. doi: 10.1155/2015/849142. Epub 2015 Nov 22. PMID: 26682067; PMCID: PMC4670688
  5. Perwaiz M, Boujaoude Z, Ranasuriya G, Raja H, Gaspard D, Abouzgheib W. Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma: a diagnostic dilemma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. (2015 Apr) 22(2):183-5. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000144. PMID: 25887023.
  6. Gaspard D, Raja H, Arya R, Abouzgheib W, Boujaoude Z. A case report on the diagnosis of a rare pleural tumor with endobronchial ultrasound: Breaking new boundaries. Medicine (Baltimore). (2015 Mar) 94(10):e561. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000561. PMID: 25761175 
  7. Khalil G, Nawfal G, Jreije M, Rohbane R, Moacdieh L, Gaspard D. Contribution of diffuse-weighted whole body imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS) in multisystemic Castleman’s disease. Presse Med. (2013 Mar) 42(3):368-70. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2012.05.005. Epub 2012 Jun 27. PMID: 22748274
  8. Khalil G, Gaspard D, Jreige M, Nawfal G. Diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression in Castleman disease. Clin Imaging. (2013 Jan-Feb) 37(1):185-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.02.015. Epub 2012 Jun 8. PMID: 23206632
  9. Abouzgheib W, Gaspard D, Boujaoude Z. Migrating tumor: a serious complication of use of endobronchial snare loop. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. (2012 Jul) 19(3):262-3. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31825cf15e. PMID: 23207476
  10. Haddad F, Gaspard D, Moussa R, Abou Jaoude S, Nemr E. Test de concordance de script: Validité et utilité dans l’évaluation des résidents au Liban. Pedagogie Medicale (2008 Aug) 9:135-140
View Dr. Gaspard’s publications  on Pubmed.

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Pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, copd, lung cancer, lung fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ebus, pulmonary stent, pulmonary function tests, pfts