Grace Bell, MA is a smoking cessation counselor who works directly with patients at SCCA. Grace assists in coordinating the clinic and conducts coaching sessions in person and on the phone as part of her job at the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic. She takes referrals as well from other clinics and providers at SCCA.
Donna Manders is a tobacco cessation specialist and clinic coordinator for the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic and Smoke Free Life Program. "Quitting smoking will change a person’s life forever for the better. It is the single most important thing you can do for your health." Manders holds a Masters of Public Health degree from the Univ. of Washinton and comes from the world’s largest provider of telephone quit line services, called Free & Clear, Inc. based in Seattle.
David Madtes, MD is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington. He is also the Director of the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic at SCCA and Director of Critical Care Medicine and the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at SCCA. He has more than 20 years of experience in pulmonary problems among cancer patients. He understands the importance of early diagnosis of lung cancer and has a special interest in using minimally invasive methods for early lung cancer detection. In addition to his clinical expertise, his research focuses on the identification of gene expression profiles in lung cancer and in radiation-induced lung injury.
Sudhakar Naik Pipavath, MD is a UW assistant professor of radiology whose clinical interests include imaging of lung diseases, including interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PE). He is also conducting research on imaging of interstitial lung disease and acute PE.