Robert LentzVanderbilt University Medical Center

    Dr. Lentz is an interventional pulmonologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He is part of the academically-productive Vanderbilt Interventional Pulmonary Research (VIPR) group with research portfolio including recently-completed and ongoing randomized trials involving pleural effusion and empyema management, lung nodule biopsy optimization (modality, novel biopsy tools), utility of spray cryotherapy for benign central airway stenosis, and bronchial rheoplasty for chronic bronchitis. Additional areas of active research include bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, conventional and radiomic predictive modeling regarding lung nodule diagnosis, and exploration of pragmatic diagnostic trials in interventional pulmonology. He also serves as the Program Director for the fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at VUMC.