About Laren D. Tan, MD

Laren Tan is Associate Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University Health. Chief, Department of Medicine, Center for Innovation and Promotions Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Director, Loma Linda University Comprehensive Program for Obstructive Airway Diseases

He earned a BS in Cytology at Loma Linda University School of Allied Health (2003) and an MD at Loma Linda University (2009) before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center (2012) and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Tan joined the Loma Linda University faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2015. He is the author of multiple articles in scientific journals including: Benralizumab: a unique IL-5 inhibitor for severe asthma; Bronchial Thermoplasty: Implementing Best Practice in the Common Era; Patient-Centered Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds in the Medical Intensive Care Unit; and additional articles in professional journals such as Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Decade of Experience: State of The Art.

In 2015, Dr. Tan became Medical Director of Loma Linda University’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program—the first and largest hyperbaric program in the region to achieve national and international accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (2017). After his 2015 appointment as Medical Director of Loma Linda University’s Hospital Wound Operation Services in 2015, his top priority was to enable the medical center to become one of the region’s leaders in wound care. In May 2017, for the first time ever, the hospital achieved over a year of below-benchmark-pressure ulcer prevalence.

The creator and director of the university’s Comprehensive Program for Obstructive Airway Diseases, Dr. Tan has led in the development of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, non-tuberculous mycobacterium, and bronchiectasis program on the West Coast. During his tenure as Director, the university has become one of the premier West Coast sites providing bronchial thermoplasty care—and has achieved national recognition as a center of excellence for the provision of this therapy. The program has also become the regional referral center for advanced biologic therapy for severe asthmatics. As part of the interdisciplinary obstructive airway disease team, Dr. Tan provides comprehensive personalized conventional and advanced therapies for patients with the most severe obstructive airway diseases.

Dr. Tan’s other interests include praying for the medically ill, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, precision marketing, and innovative solutions to current health care challenges. He is chief and the creator of Center for Innovation and Promotions within the Department of Medicine at Loma Linda University Health. The center utilizes innovative ways to promote internally and externally the achievements and high quality work that medicine and its subspecialty physicians perform. He is also the creator and president of Ignis Medical Innovations, a medical technology think tank that seeks to examine and solve local and global health care needs. He has organized prayer seminars to assist health care providers and medical learners in meeting the spiritual needs of patients and their families. He has facilitated the academic and professional education of physicians in a variety of contexts outside the university. He has presented at sessions of the American College of Chest Physicians, California Thoracic Society, American Lung Association, Inland Empire Health Plans (IEHP), at Riverside County events, at programs organized by the Office of the Mayor of the City of Riverside and is an active participant in conversations about the State of California medical policies.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Year                Degree/Certification   Institution                                                       Discipline

7/2015            Fellowship                   University of California, Davis                         Pulmonary & CriticalCare Medicine

7/2012            Residency                    Loma Linda University , Loma Linda                Internal Medicine

7/2010            Internship                    Loma Linda University, Loma Linda                 Internal Medicine

7/2009            M.D.                            Loma Linda University, Loma Linda              

7/2003            B.S.                            Loma Linda University, Loma Linda                 SAHP, Cytology

 

Year                 Postgraduate Courses  Institution                                                     Discipline

7/2015             Primary Hyperbaric International ATMO, San Antonio, TX                    Hyperbaric Medicine

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Year                            Board/Certification

2016 - Present             American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine                              

2015 - Present             American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Medicine                     

2015 - Present             California Department of Public Health – Fluoroscopy Licensed Operator           

2014 - Present             American Board of Internal Medicine                                                                        

2003 - 2005                 American Society for Clinical Pathology Board Certified - Cytotechnology               

                                                                                   

MEDICAL LICENSES

Medical Board of Physician and Surgeon      2010 - Present

 

ACADEMIC HISTORY

Position                                              Department                                        Year

LLUH FMG Director,                         LLUH Faculty Medical Group                     2020 – Present

            Creative Innovations, Communications and Strategic Branding

Associate Professor                             Internal Medicine, LLU                         2020 – Present

Associate Director for Advanced        Loma Linda University Health                  2019 – Present

            Lung Disease Center

Chief, Center for Innovation &           Internal Medicine, LLU                           2018 – Present

            Promotions

Associate Program Director                Internal Medicine, LLU                           2018 – Present

Assistant Professor                              Internal Medicine, LLU                         2015 – 2019               

 

EMPLOYMENT APPOINTMENTS

Position           Department/Division              Location                                     Year

Attending        Internal Medicine                    Loma Linda University                2015 – Present

Fellow             Internal Medicine                    UC Davis Medical Center             2012 – 2015

Resident          Internal Medicine                    Loma Linda University                2010 – 2012   

Intern              Internal Medicine                    Loma Linda University                2009 – 2010

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tan L, Chupp G, Castro M, Kraft M. Going Beyond “Bio-markers”, think “Life-markers”. CHEST. 2020; Volume 157, Issue 3, 503 – 505.
  2. Tan LD, Schaeffer B, Alismail A. Parasitic (Helminthic) Infection While on Asthma Biologic Treatment: Not Everything is What it Seems. Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2019;12:415-420
  3. Fung, A.G.*; Tan, L.D.*; Duong, T.N.; Schivo, M.; Littlefield, L.; Delplanque, J.P.; Davis, C.E.; Kenyon, N.J. Design and Benchmark Testing for Open Architecture Reconfigurable Mobile Spirometer and Exhaled Breath Monitor with GPS and Data Telemetry. Diagnostics 2019, 9, 100.                                                                 
  4. Alismail A, Thomas J, Daher NS, Cohen A, Almutairi W, Terry MH, Huang C, Tan LD. Augmented reality glasses improve adherence to evidence-based intubation practice. Adv Med Educ Pract 2019:10;279-286.
  5. Sung-gyu Kim M, Van Perre K, Leininger D, Tan L. Squamous Cell Esophageal Cancer: A Peculiar Case and Pattern of Metastasis to the Ring Finger. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1643.
  6. Quan M, Frankel S, Maleki-Fischbach M, Tan LD. A rare case report of polyangitis overlap syndrome: granulomatosis with polyangitis and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangitis. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2018; 18:181
  7. Alismail A, Nayak S, Casillas P, Lopez D, Tan L. Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthmatics: Pre and Post Anxiety Levels. Respiratory Care. Oct 2018, 63 (Suppl 10) 3022725.
  8. Alismail A, Nayak S, Casillas P, Lopez D, Tan L. Post Bronchial Thermoplasty Discharge in Severe Asthmatics. Respiratory Care. Oct 2018, 63 (Suppl 10) 3025968.
  9. Tan LD, Yoneda KY, Louie S, Hogarth DK, Castro M. Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Decade of Experience: State of the Art. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Jan;7(1):71-80.
  10. Cohen A, Tan L, Fargo R, Anholm JD, Gasho C, Yaqub K, Chopra S, Hansen J, Huang C, Moretta D, Washburn D, Bryant Nguyen H. A multi-center evaluation of a disposable catheter to aid in correct positioning of the endotracheal tube after intubation in critically ill patients. J Crit Care. 2018 Sep 6;48:222-227.
  11. Perez SD, Molinaro CA, Tan L, ThyagaRajan S, Lorton D, Bellinger DL. Sympathetic neurotransmission in spleens from aging Brown-Norway rats subjected to reduced sympathetic tone. J Neuroimmunol. 2018 Aug 18;324:1-15.
  12. Gan A, Cohen A, Tan L. Augmented Reality-Assisted Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients With Chronic Respiratory Disease. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2019 Feb;34(2):153-155.
  13. Huang C.Y., Thomas J, Alismail A, Cohen A, Almutari W, Daher N, Terry M, Tan LD.The use of augmented reality glasses in central line simulation: see one simulate many, do one competently and teach everyone. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2018; 9:357-363
  14. Alismail A, Massey E, Song C, Daher N, Terry M, Lopez D, Tan L, Lo T. Emotional Impact of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training on High School Students. Front. Public Health 2018; 5:362
  15. Cao V, Tan LD, Femke H, Bland D, Giri P, Maken K, Cho N, Scott L, Dinh VA, Hidalgo D, Nguyen HB. Patient-Centered Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Critical Care Medicine: January 2018; 46(1):85–92
  16. L.D. Tan, N. Kenyon, K.Y. Yoneda, S. Louie. Bronchial Thermoplasty: Implementing Best Practice in the Common Era. Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2017; 10: 225-230
  17. Tan L, Louie S. Unresolved Acute Pneumonia: a “Bad OMEN”. Consultant360 2017;57(8):500-503.
  18. Moretta D, Gasho C, Denham L, Tan L. A Complicated Case of Dyspnea. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 2017; 23(3): 1-8
  19. Tan LD, Bratt JM, Godor D, Louie S, Kenyon NJ. Benralizumab: a unique IL-5 inhibitor for severe asthma. Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2016; 9:83-91
  20. Sharma AP, Alismail A, Massey E, Song C, Tan L. An Unexpected Sequelae of a Routine Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. JSM Clin Case Rep 2016; 4(2): 1100
  21. Tan L, Poon C, Harper R. The Snow Globe Effect” Journal of Scientific Medicine Clinical Case Reports. 2014; 3(1): 1073
  22. Tan LD, Chan AL, Albertson TE. New Combination Treatments in the Management of Asthma: Focus on Fluticasone/vilanterol. Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2014;7:7–83
  23. Tan L, Louie S. The Danger of Hemoptysis. Consultant 360 2014: 54
  24. Perez SD, Silva D, Millar AB, Molinaro CA, Carter J, Bassett K, Lorton D, Garcia P, Tan L, Gross J, Lubahn C, Thyagarajan S, Bellinger DL. Sympathetic innervation of the spleen in male Brown Norway rats: a longitudinal aging study. Brain Res. 2009 Dec 11;1302:106-17.

ABSTRACT & POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. American Thoracic Society   Dallas, TX – 2019
-The Effects of Bronchial Thermoplasty Procedure on Patient’s Asthma Control Text and Anxiety Level
 
2. American Thoracic Society   Dallas,TX – 2019
-Venous Air Embolism as a Result of Ozone Therapy
 
3. California Thoracic Society  Monterey, CA – 2019
-Social Determinants of Health as Predictors of Asthma Related ED Visits and Hospitalization 
 
4. American College of CHEST Physicians  San Antonio, TX – 2018
Differentiating Hyperkalemia From Pseudohyperkalemia In Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (
 
5. American Thoracic Society San Diego, CA – 2018
-Measurement of Anxiety Levels for Severe Asthmatics Undergoing Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT)
 
6. American Thoracic Society San Diego, CA – 2018
-A Rare Case of Polyangiitis Overlap Syndrome: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
 
7. American Thoracic Society San Diego, CA – 2018
-Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of An Adolescent Stem Cell Transplantation Recipient with Hemorrhagic Cystitis, and BK Virus: A Rare Case Study in the United States
 
8. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2018 
-A Rare Case of Polyangiitis Overlap Syndrome: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
 
9. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2017 
-The Use of Augmented Reality Glasses in Intubation Simulation.
 
10. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2017 
-The Use of Augmented Reality Glasses in Central Line Simulation.
 
11. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2017 
-A Multi-Center Evaluation of a Disposable Catheter to Aid in Correct Positioning of the Endotracheal Tube after Intubation of Critically Ill Patients.
 
12. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2016 
-Ultrasonography Guided Diagnosis of Pleural Effusions due to a Diaphragmatic Defect.
 
13. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2016 
-An Enlightening Method of Performing Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy.
 
14. American Thoracic Society        San Francisco, CA – 2016 
-An enlightening method to perform percutaneous tracheostomy.
 
15. UC Davis 6th Annual Lung Research Day         Davis, CA – 2015 
-Spirometry and Exhaled Breath Sensors, a comparison in asthmatics and COPD patients.
 
16. California Thoracic Society       Carmel, CA – 2015
-To validate standard measurements of lung function in a user-friendly novel spirometer and investigate the accuracy of an exhaled breath gas sensor in asthmatics and non-asthmatics.
 
17. American Thoracic Society       Denver, CO – 2015 
-The Eye is Blind to What the Mind Does not See: Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose with Radio-Opaque Pharmacobezoar
 
18. American Thoracic Society       Denver, CO – 2015 
-An Android-Based Platform for Spirometry and Exhaled Breath Sensors
 
19. UC Davis Medical Center – Integrating Quality Symposium          Davis, CA - 2013
-Does a pre-procedure educational bronchoscopy video improve patient satisfaction?
 
20. Loma Linda University 80th Annual Postgraduate Convention Loma Linda, CA - 2012
-The Relative Yield of Bronchial Washings Versus Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Various Micro-organisms
 
21. American Thoracic Society          New Orleans, LA – 2010 
-A prospective evaluation of spirometric changes in diabetic, pre-diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing long term hyperbaric oxygen therapy 
 
22. American Thoracic Society          New Orleans, LA – 2010 
-Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cause long term spirometric changes in smokers versus non-smokers?
 
23. Loma Linda University 7th Annual School of Allied Health Convention Loma Linda, CA - 2003
-Project: An Evaluation of Cellular Damage between Proton and Conventional (Gamma) Irradiation Using Cytologic Morphology. 
 
24. Loma Linda University 71st Annual Postgraduate Convention Loma Linda, CA - 2003
-Project: An Evaluation of Cellular Damage between Proton and Conventional (Gamma) Irradiation Using Cytologic Morphology.
 
25. American Society of Cytopathology           Orlando, FL – 2003 
-Project: An Evaluation of Cellular Damage between Proton and Conventional (Gamma) Irradiation Using Cytologic Morphology.
 
26. Los Angeles CAC-Cytology/Pathology Regional Conference Los Angeles, CA - 2003
-Project: An Evaluation of Cellular Damage between Proton and Conventional (Gamma) Irradiation Using Cytologic Morphology
 
INNOVATION & PROJECTS
 
1. Founder, Ignis Medical Innovations 2016 – Present
- Ignis “igniting” Medical Innovation, solutions for today through disruptive and unconventional ideas of tomorrow.
 
2. Brother AirScouter© Augmented Reality (AR) Glasses      2016 - 2019
- Utilizing AR glasses in medical procedures for the intensive care unit (ICU)
- We are the only academic site in the U.S. that have been given permission to test these AR glasses
- This project is in partnership with La Sierra University’s School of Business 
 
3. Founder, Ignis Medical Innovations 2016 – Present
- Ignis “igniting” Medical Innovation, solutions for today through disruptive and unconventional ideas of tomorrow.
 
4. Founder, Loma Linda University Encompass Program      2016 – 2017
- An interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to wound care at Loma Linda University.
 
5. Creator, Loma Linda University, consent forms      2015 – 2017
- Created a standardized uniform consent form for: 1) Bronchoscopy, 2) Cardiopulmonary exercise stress test, 3) Central and Arterial catheter lines, 4) Lumbar punctures, 5) Paracentesis, 6) Percutaneous tracheostomy including bronchoscopy, 7) Indwelling pleural catheter (PleurX pleural catheter), 8) Thoracentesis and/or chest tube.
 
6. Co-Founder, Loma Linda University Skin Champion Program      2015 – 2016
- Creation of a skin champion program to reduce HAPU rates, as a result of this program our skin champion program is now instituted hospital wide. A product we trialed and utilized during our program is now institutionalized hospital wide. 
 
7. Creator, UC Davis Medical Center ICU, Patient & Family Brochure      2013 – 2015
- Created an informative and educational ICU brochure (includes SOFA score) for the medical intensive unit and medical surgical intensive unit.
 
8. Creator, UC Davis Medical Center Pulmonary, bronchoscopy form (Spanish)      2013 – 2015
- Created the first patient bronchoscopy informational form for Spanish speaking patients.
 
9. Advisor, UC Davis Department of Mechanical Engineering Team      2013 – 2014 
- Gastrointestinal Light Intensity Detection  
- Advised, 4 undergraduate mechanical engineering students to create a novel nasogastric tube placement verification device.
 
10. Creator, UC Davis Medical Center, consent forms      2012 – 2015
- Created a standardized uniform consent form for: 1) Bronchoscopy, 2) Cardiopulmonary exercise stress test, 3) Central and Arterial catheter lines, 4) Lumbar punctures, 5) Paracentesis, 6) Percutaneous tracheostomy including bronchoscopy, 7) Indwelling pleural catheter (PleurX pleural catheter), 8) Thoracentesis and/or chest tube.
 
11. Creator, UC Davis Medical Center, Bronchoscopy Video      2012 – 2015
- Bronchoscopy educational video on “YouTube” to aid patients and their families in making a more informed consent.
- www.youtube.com ; search “UC Davis Medical Center Bronchoscopy Consent Movie”
 
12. Sacramento City Planner, Walk with a Doc      2012 – 2013
- Sponsored by California Medical Association, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Association & Breathe California
- Help the community to start and expand their current physical activity while brining awareness to COPD.
- This walk was also revered and given institutional support by being publicized on the front page on the UC Davis Medical Center webpage.
 
13. Creator, LLU Glycemic Control - Insulin Sliding Scale Order Set      2009 – 2010
- University order set for glycemic control, after multiple reiterations it has now been transformed into an electronic ordering system.
 
14. Creator, LLU - Medical Intensive Care Unit – University Order Set      2009 – 2010
- I created and presented the University’s first MICU order set, after multiple reiterations it has now been transformed into an electronic ordering system.
 
15. Creator, LLU Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) - University Order Set      2009 – 2010
I created and presented the University’s first DKA order set, after multiple reiterations it has now been transformed into an electronic ordering system.
 
MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERVIEWS
 
1. Doctor presents at local schools to warn students on dangers of vaping 10/1/2019
Inland Empire Community News
http://iecn.com/doctor-presents-at-local-schools-to-warn-students-on-dangers-of-vaping/
 
2. Loma Linda Pulmonologist On the Health Risks Of Vaping 9/3/2019
National Public Radio (NPR) News
https://www.kvcrnews.org/post/loma-linda-pulmonologist-health-risks-vaping 
 
3. Is Juul bad for you? Doctors weigh in It’s so much more than a simple “yes” or “no.” 8/7/2019
CNET Wellness 
https://www.cnet.com/news/is-juul-bad-for-you-doctors-weigh-in/ 
 
4. “How Bad Is Vaping For You? Here's What You Need to Know” 8/5/2019
Dr. Oz Show Online article
https://www.doctoroz.com/article/how-bad-vaping-you-heres-what-you-need-know 
 
5. ABC Grey’s Anatomy – Health, Safety and Security Storylines Consultant 7/26/2019
Medical Consultant in utilizing Hyperbaric Oxygen in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) Program at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
https://hollywoodhealthandsociety.org/ 
 
6. 50 Signs of Poor Health No One Over 50 Should Ignore 7/18/2019
Best Life Online – Health 
https://bestlifeonline.com/signs-of-poor-health-50/ 
 
7. 13 Signs Your Lungs May Not Be Healty 6/21/2019
Athalon Media Group - Parade
https://parade.com/893333/nicolepajer/13-signs-your-lungs-may-not-be-healthy/ 
 
8. Bronchitis: Types, Causes and Home Treatment 6/20/2019
Top 10 Home Remedies 
https://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-bronchitis.html 
 
9. One Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment Beats Three for Asthma 5/20/2019
Medscape Medical News – Conference News – ATS 2019. 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913203 
 
10. NBC4 KNBC Los Angeles News 4/9/2019
Recorded interview on the potential lung effects of the Chino Fires (Audience reached – 107,020)
https://vimeo.com/335982929 
 
11. ABC7 KABC Los Angeles and Southern California News 4/9/2019
Recorded interview on the potential lung effects of the Chino Fires (Audience reached – 144,000)
https://vimeo.com/335982929 
 
12. Can Babies Have Asthma? Here's What Doctors Have To Say 4/5/2019
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications. 
https://www.romper.com/p/can-babies-have-asthma-heres-what-doctors-have-to-say-17003418 
 
13. Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN) – iTestify 11/28/2018
The Power of Prayer and What We Are Doing at Loma Linda University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFJF2gtiAss 
 
14. Women’s Health 11/20/2018
Um, Why Do I Always Get a Headache After Eating? It’s definitely not a coincidence.
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a25132096/headache-after-eating/ 
 
15. 5 ways to keep germ free at home and work 11/19/2018
Various ways to keep healthy and germ free at home and work
https://news.llu.edu/clinical/5-ways-keep-germ-free-home-and-work 
 
16. E-cigarettes could lead to serious, long-term lung damage 9/14/2018
Education on why E-cigarettes is hazardous to both the young and old.
https://news.llu.edu/clinical/e-cigarettes-could-lead-serious-long-term-lung-damage-lung-specialist-says
 
17. Summer wildfires can post threat to respiratory problems 7/31/2018
Tips to stay on guard and minimize airway damage
https://news.llu.edu/clinical/summer-wildfires-can-pose-threat-respiratory-problems 
 
18. Adventist University Explores the World of Augmented Reality 6/6/2018
Loma Linda is incorporating the latest technology to improve procedures, outcomes.
https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story6195-adventist-university-explores-the-world-of-augmented-reality 
 
19. SALUD: Nuevo tratamiento contra el asma reduce la medicación y 5/18/2018
los episodios graves
Bronchial thermoplasty awareness for the Latino Community 
https://www.excelsiorcalifornia.com/2018/05/18/salud-nuevo-tratamiento-contra-el-asma-reduce-la-medicacion-y-los-episodios-graves/ 
 
20. A breath of fresh hope for asthma patients 5/7/2018
Loma Linda University Health is giving severe asthma patients the chance to breathe easier, without the help of additional medications or inhalers, thanks to an innovative treatment known as — Bronchial Thermoplasty.
https://news.llu.edu/clinical/breath-of-fresh-hope-for-asthma-patients 
 
21. 10 tips to keep allergies in check this season 5/2/2018
When Spring is in full bloom it can be the most challenging season for allergy and asthma suffers, this is an educational piece to stay ahead of Spring. 
https://news.llu.edu/clinical/10-tips-keep-allergies-check-this-season
 
22. Talking point with American Lung Association on SB100 1/12/2018
Discussed with Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes’s Representatives, about the importance of SB100 and how air quality has a direct effect on our patient’s wellbeing. 
https://a60.asmdc.org/ 
http://focus.senate.ca.gov/sb100 
 
23. Climate Central – subject matter expert 12/8/2017
How smoke from California’s fires is harming the most vulnerable
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/smoke-california-wildfires-harming-most-vulnerable-21777 
 
24. Bronchial Thermoplasty, Precision Therapy For Airway Smooth Muscle 9/21/2017
Performed the “very first” live interactive webcast meeting for Boston Scientific (Zoom platform)
a. Over 20 participants
b. Attendees included physicians, American Lung Association, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health  
 
25. Loma Linda University & University California of Davis Medical Center 4/21/2017
“First” Landmark Facebook Periscope Live Broadcast uniting Northern California and Southern California Academic Universities to discuss about severe asthma and the emerging therapies.
https://www.facebook.com/LLUHealth/videos/vl.1878246582450062/10154355886697377/?type=1
 
26. Loma Linda University’s “very first” Facebook Periscope Live Broadcast 10/20/2016
Asthma awareness and available therapies
a. 21 minute live broadcast
b. 17,321 people reached; 6,200 Video Views; 644 Reactions, comments & Shares
https://www.facebook.com/LLUHealth/videos/vb.122797157376/10153869452102377/?type=2&theater
 
27. KESQ News Channel 3/CBS Local Channel 2 10/20/2016
Asthma and bronchial thermoplasty
http://www.kesq.com/marketplace/loma-linda/dr-laren-tan-md-dept-pulmonary-critical-care-medicine-1/128235698
 
28. Associated Press – subject matter expert 8/12/2016
Southern California smoggiest summer since 2009
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1bedc06c4eae40658af596329392d32e/southern-california-having-smoggiest-summer-2009
 
29. KESQ News Channel 3/CBS Local Channel 2 7/24/2016
Treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
http://www.kesq.com/dr-laren-tan-md-dept-pulminary-critical-care-medicine/40875114