​Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Returning guest, Dr. Jorge Gomez, MD, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program and World Trade Center oncology clinic, Mount Sinai is here on behalf of Pfizer and the American Lung Association to share information about pneumococcal pneumonia, an infectious, potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can be passed through cough or close contact. Adults 65 or older are over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with pneumococcal pneumonia than adults 18-49 and he urges people age 65 and older to talk to their doctor about vaccination to help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia.​ ​Visit www.lung.org/pneumococcal to learn more about pneumococcal pneumonia.

Jorge Gomez, M.D.

Lung Cancer Expert Medical Advisory Panel, National Spokesperson

Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program and World Trade Center oncology clinic, Mount Sinai

Dr. Jorge Gomez is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. He is the medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and the World Trade Center oncology clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He started his lung cancer career as a member of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, followed by five years with the Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of Miami. He dedicates his time to clinical research and patient care. His primary research interests are the therapeutics of lung cancer, including immunotherapy and targeted therapies, and has participated in multiple clinical trials with novel drugs.

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