Jeff B. Hales, MD, FCCPPulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
“Keeping you breathing well and living a full and enjoyable life is our mission at Pulmonary and Medical Associates. Joining Privia Medical Group allows us more tools to effectively achieve that mission.”
- Critical Care Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
Areas of Expertise
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease
Johns Hopkins University
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering
Hospitals Affiliated With
American Association for Bronchoscopy
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
VHC Health – Critical Care Committee
VHC Health – Division of Pulmonary Medicine
“Bronchial Thermoplasty: Long-term Safety and Effectiveness in Patients with Severe Persistent Asthma.” Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 132.6 (2013): 1295–1302. Print.
“Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Severe Asthma.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 45 (2010): 2428. Print.
Dr. Hales is always busy with his young family, and volunteering as a coach for baseball little league, and recreation soccer. He enjoys gardening around the house, both flowers and vegetables, camping, canoeing, and fishing with the scouting programs.
Dr. Jeff Hales joined PMA Health in 2003 and has special clinical interests in airway diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and bronchiectasis.
Dr. Hales’ undergraduate studies were in engineering at Duke University in the field of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He attended the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he stayed to train in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident in Ambulatory Medicine at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He then attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Hales has been involved in clinical research studies evaluating therapies for asthma and COPD and was a principal investigator in the AIR2 Trial 2005-2010 evaluating the effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty as a treatment for asthma. He routinely evaluates patients with acute and chronic pulmonary symptoms, such as a cough, breathlessness, chest discomfort, and those with abnormal findings on imaging studies (CXR or Cat Scan of Chest) that reveal nodules, scarring, or concerns for Lung Cancer. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at VHC Health.