Pulmonary Hypertension Center receives highest accreditation

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center, under the direction of Murali Chakinala, MD, associate professor of medicine, has received accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center for Comprehensive Care, the association’s highest level achievable.

Patterned after other disease-specific accreditation programs, this is a new program for accrediting pulmonary hypertension centers in the United States. Chakinala played an instrumental role in developing the national program.