Victor Tapson, MD

Director, Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program
Director, Clinical Research, Women’s Guild Lung Institute
Associate Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Victor Tapson, MD, is director of the Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program and director of Clinical Research at the Women’s Guild Lung Institute. Dr. Tapson also serves as associate director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.

An accomplished lung disease specialist, Dr. Tapson’s clinical practice focuses on pulmonary hypertension and venous thromboembolism, including deep venous thrombosis and acute and chronic pulmonary embolism. He is also actively involved in medical research, particularly the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism, diagnostic approaches to deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and pharmacologic therapy for pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Tapson has participated in numerous single and multicenter clinical trials.

Dr. Tapson has coauthored research articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Chest and numerous other peer-reviewed medical journals.

In 2009, he sat on the steering committee for a pulmonary hypertension consensus statement produced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. In 2008, he was a member of the World Health Organization's Pulmonary Hypertension Working Group. Dr. Tapson has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations for the benefit of patients. From 2000 to 2012, he served on the Scientific Leadership Committee of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. After earning his medical degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Dr. Tapson completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke University. He continued his training with a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center).

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Tapson was director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical and research interests are venous thromboembolism and pulmonary hypertension.