Dr. Brian Wallace Christman MD Pulmonologist

Dr. Brian Christman is a pulmonologist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Christman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and one of 24 at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), COPD, Pulmonology - Critical Care Medicine, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pulmonary Circulation, Internal Medicine, Sepsis

Hospital Affiliation

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #9 in Pulmonology

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1984

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1984 - 1987

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 30 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 28 years in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 4 years in Critical Care Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians
2013

Hugh J. Morgan Teaching Award, Vanderbilt Department of Medicine
2001

Hugh J. Morgan Teaching Award, Vanderbilt Department of Medicine
2005

Hugh J. Morgan Teaching Award, Vanderbilt Department of Medicine
2009

Hugh J. Morgan Teaching Award, Vanderbilt Department of Medicine
2013

Publications & Presentations

When Nature Meets Nurture: Persistent Yersinia Infection.
Watson GT, Huaman MA, Semler MW, Manners J, Woron AM, Carpenter LR, Christman BW 2013 5 9

Low plasma citrulline levels are associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with severe sepsis.
Ware, L. B.,Magarik, J. A.,Wickersham, N.,Cunningham, G.,Rice, T. W.,Christman, B. W.,Wheeler, A. P.,Bernard, G. R.,Summar, M. L.

Nitric oxide precursors and congenital heart surgery: a randomized controlled trial of oral citrulline.
Smith, H.B., Canter, J.A., Christian, K.G., Drinkwater, D.C., Scholl, F.G., Christman, B.W., Rice, G.D., Barr, F.E., Summar, M.L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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