Dr. Boyd Hehn has joined the pulmonary and critical care division here at Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Boyd Hehn completed a three-year training program in categorical internal medicine at The Presbyterian Hospital in New York, followed by 4 year combined training in pulmonary & critical at Johns Hopkins and the NIH. Of note, Dr Hehn received specialized training in interventional brochoscopy by Ko-Pen Wang at Hopkins. Dr. Hehn has a 10-year experience at several institutions including Washington Hospital in D.C., Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and most recently for the past 8 years at Baystate Hospital in Massachusetts, a clinical affiliate of Tufts University where he was an assistant professor and the Medical Director of Respiratory Care.
Dr. Hehn will have a full-time appointment as a clinician-educator with great potential for developing the interventional and lung cancer program at TJUH as the Director of Bronchoscopy Services. Dr. Hehn will participate actively in the multi-disciplinary lung cancer clinics, will attend on the MICU and hospital consult service, and will have additional time allocated for doing procedures collaboratively with Dr. Rohit Kumar. Dr. Hehn will be actively engaged in fellow education, especially procedural training in all aspects of the specialty.
Dr. Hehn is board certified by ABIM in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care. He has an active medical license in PA. He has given local and regional lectures on a broad range of topics.
Dr. Hehn will focus on developing the interventional bronchoscopy program at TJUH. This will require developing local clinical credibility, extensive interaction with colleagues in thoracic surgery, medical oncology, as well as other referring physicians. He will further contribute to our new “lung nodule clinic” as well as the emerging lung cancer screening program. He will work with Dr. Rohit Kumar in a complementary manner and will initiate some procedures currently not performed at TJUH - this includes navigational bronchoscopy, fiducial placement for radiation therapy, and bronchial thermoplasty.