Dr. Alex Lechin graduated eighth in his class from the Central University of Venezuela in 1986. He completed postgraduate training in Clinical Pharmacology at the Central University of Venezuela and completed an Internal Medicine Internship with the Department of Internal Medicine at North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Following that, he completed an Internal Medicine Residency and was Chief Resident from 1990 to 1991 at the J. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He also completed a Clinical Fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Baylor University College of Medicine, where he acted as Fellow Representative to the Subspecialty Fellowship Committee.
Dr. Alex Lechin: Additional Training
He has also completed additional training in Interventional Pulmonology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, iLogic Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, and training in Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System.
Dr. Lechin has a host of teaching experience, including as an Instructor of Physiology in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Central University of Venezuela, and as an Instructor of Physical Diagnosis at the J. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University from 1990 to 1991.
Currently, Dr. he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he is actively involved in direct clinical teaching. He also is the President of tTexas Institute of Chest and Sleep Disorders, which is dedicated to the clinical management of chest and sleeping disorders, clinical research and medical education.
He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He also holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Disorders Medicine and Sleep Medicine.
He has published more than 70 research articles in the fields of clinical, physiological, pharmacological and psychiatric medicine, and has made breakthrough findings in the areas of Pulmonary HTN, Sleep Apnea, Hypoglycemia, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Myasthenia Gravis, and Asthma, and has been celebrated for enhancing knowledge of disease pathology and the creation of new treatments.
In 2001, Dr. Alex Lechin’s work on Asthma and Myasthenia, led by his father Fuad Lechin, Chief of the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela, resulted in a nomination from both the university and the government to the Nobel Prize Committee.
Dr. Lechin has also written several chapters of medical textbooks.
Through extensive research involving the use of altitude chambers at NASA in Houston, Texas, he created a chart to enable physicians to reset CPAP machine pressures for patients moving from a location at one altitude to a different altitude.
Dr. Alex Lechin has been credited with producing a variety of treatment alternatives for patients experiencing Trigeminal Neuralgia, Acute Pancreatitis, Asthma, Myasthenia Gravis, Reactive Hypoglycemia, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Crohn’s Disease and Gilles de le Turette.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.