Dr. William W. Stringer, MD graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Biochemistry. He completed his MD degree at UCSD in 1984 and performed his Internal Medicine Internship, Residency, Chief Medical Residency, and Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance California. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He is active in medical teaching, patient care, research, information systems, and administrative activities at Harbor. His research interests include cardiopulmonary exercise testing and pharmacologic interventions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.