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David Tinkelman , M.D.
Vice President of Health Initiatives
and Medical Director for FitLogix and QuitLine programs
National Jewish Health
David Tinkelman is a physician, an executive and a researcher.
Currently he serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Vice President of Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, a position he has held since 1995.
During his tenure at National Jewish, Dr. Tinkelman created and served as the Medical Director of the Disease Management programs.
These include the "Quit Line
", a smoking cessation telephonic and Internet program serving various United States markets and, most recently, FitLogix
, a new multi-media weight management program with special capabilities for co morbidities, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Active in medical research and the author of over 135 journal publications and book chapters focusing on asthma, COPD and allergy, Dr. Tinkelman
has more recently expanded his
research to include socioeconomic issues in healthcare.
He is a past president of the Joint Council of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and a past Editor of the Journal of Asthma.
He is the co-editor of four textbooks related to respiratory disease.
March 2014 - Nicotine Science and Policy
"The problem is, there's no regulation as to the dose of nicotine that's in these products," said David Tinkleman, MD, medical director of the smoking cessation programs at National Jewish Health.
Ductworks Collaborates with National Jewish HealthÂ® to Help Families Detect Allergens at Home | Ductworks
"The Family Air Care® kit is the only commercially available indoor-air testing kit that lets customers compare their results with samples from homes around the nation, and offers specific advice about how to interpret the results and what to do after receiving them," said David Tinkelman, MD, Vice President of Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health.
To use the Family Air Care® Indoor Allergens and Mold Test Kit, consumers simply attach a small capture device to their vacuum-cleaner hose, briefly run the vacuum cleaner in their homes, then mail the collection device to National Jewish Health
in a pre-paid envelope provided with the kit.
Test results are reported in a secure e-mail.
The kits can be ordered online at www.Ductworks.com.
"The Family Air Care®assessment benefits all households, but is especially important to the 70 percent of households where a person with allergies and/or asthma lives," said Dr. Tinkelman
National Jewish Disease Management: Staff Biographies - National Jewish Medical and Research Center
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.
It quickly found that participants needed ...
It quickly found that participants needed incentives - no matter how minor - to stick with their weight-loss efforts, said Dr. David Tinkelman, vice president of health initiatives at National Jewish.
"People just like getting recognition for their efforts," he
The majority of patients participating in the FitLogix
program during a 10-month period lost 5.9 percent of their weight, which is "clinically relevant," Tinkelman