Clinical Associate Professor
Chief, Section of Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Section of Critical Care Medicine
Interventional Bronchoscopy, Pleural Disease, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Medical Ethics Research Interest: Interventional Pulmonary, Pleural Disease, Lung Cancer
University of Miami, School Of Medicine, 1994
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1997
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, 2000
American Board of Internal MedicineÂ
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Criner GJ, Delage A, Voelker K, Hogarth DK, Majid A, Zgoda M, Lazarus DR, Casal R, Benzaquen SB, Holladay RC, Wellikoff A, Calero K, Rumbak MJ, Branca PR, Abu-Hijleh M, Mallea JM, Kalhan R, Sachdeva A, Kinsey CM, Lamb CR, Reed MF, Abouzgheib WB, Kaplan PV.
Improving lung function in severe heterogenous emphysema with the Spiration® valve system (EMPROVE): A multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Hunt M, Frisbee J, Winters S, Dudney T, Branca P. Hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone vs hydrocortisone alone in medically critically ill patients with septic shock. Presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine 49th Annual Critical Care Conference; 2020 Feb 16-19; Orlando, FL.
Wong F, Branca P, Nodit L, Attia S. The case of the mistaken identity: A pulmonary hamartoma that was actually an amyloidoma. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.
Biney IN, Branca P, Turner FJ, Callison J, McCormack M, Soto FJ. Comparison of cytologic examination of bronchial washing samples vs. bronchial brushing in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2018 Oct 6-10; San Antonio, TX.
Angotti JM, Branca P, Duncan L. Is there utility in processing bronchial brush-tip washings for cytologic diagnosis? Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2018 May 18-23; San Diego, CA.
Sehgal R, Branca P, Sheikh N. Bronchial tear associated With convex probe endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: An unusual complication. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 28 - Nov 1; Toronto, Canada.
Morris JC, Lakkakula V, Branca P. An unusual case of vaginal bleeding. Presented at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting; 2017 Mar 30 - Apr 1; San Diego, CA.Top
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