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Richard W. Light, MD

Specialities and Expertise

  • Pulmonary Medicine, Pleural Disease



  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Disease

Select Awards, Achievements and Publications

  • Light RW, Pleural Diseases, 6th ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator
  • America’s Top Doctors, 2002-2014
  • Over 450 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Over 120 chapters and reviews