Richard W. Light, M.D.
Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
1161 21st Avenue
Campus Box: C1206, MCN
Nashville, TN 37232
Professor Richard Light is an internationally known pulmonary physician. Dr.
Light attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and subsequently did
his training in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases at that institution.
Dr. Light is presently Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in
Dr. Light is the editor of 10 books of which
the two most famous are Pleural Diseases and Chest Medicine,
both of which are in their 4th edition. He recently edited The
Textbook of Pleural Disease in conjunction with Dr. YC Gary Lee. Dr. Light
is best known for his work in pleural disease. He developed Light's
criteria for the separation of transudates and exudates more than 30 years
ago. Subsequently, he has published many papers concerning the pathogenesis,
diagnosis and management of pleural disease.