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Internist, Pulmonologist (lungs)
43 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Light, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 17 areas:
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Empyema
  • Inflammation
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Malignant Pleural Effusion)
  • Lung Diseases (Pleural Diseases)
  • Obstructive Lung Diseases
  • Pleural Empyema
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Thoracoscopy

Education & Awards

Dr. Light graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has 7 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Deep Vein Thrombosis--DVT (Pulmonary Embolism)
Lung Cancer (Malignant Pleural Effusion)
Lung Diseases (Pleural Diseases)
Obstructive Lung Diseases
Pleural Empyema
Thoracoscopy
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)

Affiliations

Dr. Light has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Vanderbilt University Hospital 
  • St Thomas Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Wayne Light MD is a male Internist, has 43 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.
Where does Dr. Richard W. Light practice?
Dr. Richard Light has 2 office locations.
Dr. Richard Light practices Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease near Nashville, TN.
See Nashville Internists and Nashville Pulmonologists.