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Lung Association Honors Physician

New Britain [April 09 2007] - Michael J. McNamee, MD, FCCP, FAARC, has been named recipient of the American Lung Association of Connecticut’s 2007 Connecticut Thoracic Society Award. Dr. McNamee is director of pulmonary medicine and critical care for The Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Dr. McNamee was selected by a committee of his peers for the award, which recognizes dedication and service to the Society and the field of pulmonary medicine. The award will be presented at a gala dinner event on April 20.
The Connecticut Thoracic Society is the medical section of the American Lung Association of Connecticut. Dr. McNamee’s involvement with the society began in 1988 when he volunteered to serve as the first chairman of the Critical Care Section. He has served the organization in various leadership positions, including serving as president from 1991–1992.
Dr. McNamee is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. McNamee also serves as chairman of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Institutional Ethics and Critical Care Committees. He is also a clinical associate at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and medical director of the undergraduate program in respiratory care at Quinnipiac University.
Dr. McNamee is the Hospital’s site director for trainees from the University of Connecticut, including fellows and medical students in pulmonary/critical care medicine and residents rotating in the CCU from primary care internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and Ob/Gyn.
Dr. McNamee came to what was then New Britain General Hospital in 1980 following his medical training at Fordham University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the University of Pittsburgh. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians in 1987. He has served as visiting lecturer at a variety of universities, colleges, and hospitals throughout Connecticut.
In addition to serving as president of the Connecticut Thorasic Society, among Dr. McNamee’s many other appointments and honors, in 2002 he was one of two physicians in the nation awarded Fellowship in the American Association of Respiratory Care for contributions to that field.
McNamee resides with his wife, Anne, in West Hartford, where they raised their six children.

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