Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network - War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
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Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network

The Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) has established a network of experts in respiratory health referred to as the Post Deployment Cardiopulmonary Evaluation Network (PDCEN). The Network conducts clinical evaluations which enables the ABHBPCE to expand the clinical study of identified Veterans.

The Network currently includes the following sites:

San Francisco VA Health Care System 

(San Francisco, CA)

Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD

Site Director

Baltimore VA Medical Center

(Baltimore, MD)

Stella Hines, MD, MSPH

Site Director

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

(Aurora, CO)

Silpa Krefft, MD, MPH

Site Director

VA Ann Arbor Health Care System

(Ann Arbor, MI)

John Osterholzer, MD

Site Director

The Network works collaboratively with the Center to develop research questions, gather data, and conduct research which supports the development of new clinical guidelines to care for Veterans who have been exposed to airborne hazards and burn pits.