David Tinkelman, MD, Vice President - Health InitiativesDr. Tinkelman completed his undergraduate work at Temple University and followed with medical school at Hahnemann Medical College, both in Philadelphia.He served his residency in pediatrics at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.In 1974 he began his fellowship training program at National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
Upon completion of his
training programs, Dr. Tinkelman
successfully completed his
board examinations in Pediatrics and in Allergy
then moved to Atlanta, where he
practiced Medicine until 1995.During this 19 years Dr. Tinkelman was in private practice with the Atlanta Allergy Clinic and also was Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Section of Allergy and Immunology at the Medical College of Georgia.While in Atlanta he served as President of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Georgia and the American Lung Association of Atlanta.
In September, 1995 he
returned to Denver, as Vice President of Health Initiatives at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center
.Dr. Tinkelman is a past president of the Joint Council of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.He was previously Section Chairman of the Section of Allergy and Immunology of the Academy of Pediatrics and is the current Chairman of the Asthma Guidelines Project for the Asthma Action Plan.He is a member of the Pulmonary Disease Advisory Panel for the United States Pharmacopeia.He has been editor of the Journal of Asthma for the last nine years and has served on the editorial boards for several other journals.Dr. Tinkelman
is author of more than 100 published scientific articles, scholarly reviews, and book chapters.In addition, he has been the co-editor of three textbooks related to pediatric, allergic and asthmatic conditions.While maintaining a management position at National Jewish, Dr. Tinkelman continues to maintain his clinical interest by seeing patients in the Pediatric Clinic at National Jewish.His
primary clinical interest centers around the management of childhood asthma.His
professional goals are to meld the standards of academic excellence, optimal medical care with the goals of managed healthcare delivery systems.