One of the foremost experts on lung disease, Brian Tiep, M.D., brings nearly a half-century of experience to City of Hope, where he serves as our Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Smoking Cessation. He is a non-stop evangelist on quitting smoking, even taking to Twitter to spread the word. He is also highly skeptical of e-cigarettes and the manufacturers' claims that the product is safe.
Dr. Tiep received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. In addition to his work at City of Hope, Dr. Tiep is program designer and medical director of the Respiratory Disease Management Institute in Pomona and Monrovia, CA.
He is also an inventor who wrote the first textbook on oxygen therapy, received several patents for devices to detect lung disorders, and designed several oxygen delivery devices.