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THE PAP FOUNDATION 

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Together, Let's Make Every Breath Count

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2022 PAP-a-palooza at UCLA Luskin Center

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is a life-threatening lung disorder where naturally occurring surfactant abnormally builds up in the tiny air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. This build-up blocks air from entering alveoli and prevents oxygen from passing through into the blood, resulting in symptoms ranging from mild to severe and life-threatening.

The PAP Foundation is a non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to finding a cure and to improving the lives of those affected by PAP. Through advocacy and collaboration, we promote research on PAP and provide information and support for PAP patients, healthcare professionals, and the public. We are pleased to be a resource of information about PAP.  However, the information provided here is not, nor is it intended to be, medical advice and should never take the place of advice from your personal health care provider.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 7th ANNUAL “GOLFING FOR A CURE” TOURNAMENT
    7th ANNUAL “GOLFING FOR A CURE” TOURNAMENT
    Sat, Jul 13
    Raccoon Creek Golf Course
    Jul 13, 2024, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM MDT
    Raccoon Creek Golf Course, 7301 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123, USA
    7th Annual "Golfing for a Cure" Charity Golf Tournament | Hosted by Steve Park and the PAP Foundation | 4-Person Team Scramble Format | Details & Registration by Clicking the RSVP Button Below

2023 Featured Presentations

Making a Difference

Dr. Tisha Wang; PAP 101

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Brenna Carey, MS, PhD;
PAP Research & Registry

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THE TEAM

Executive Committee

President: 
Christopher Hameetman
Vice President & Clinical Director:

Tisha Wang, M.D.

Second Vice President:

Steve Park
Secretary/Treasurer:

Brenna Carey
Scientific Director:
Bruce C. Trapnell, M.D.

Development:

Nicholas Kellerman

Jonathan Alkalai
Niki Plomaritis

Judith Sumner
Emily Sumner
Ingrid Saenz
Audrey Luu

Board of Directors

​Bruce C. Trapnell, M.D. (Chair)

Christopher Hameetman

Tisha Wang, M.D.
Steve Park

Brenna Carey, M.S., Ph.D.

Medical &
Scientific Advisory Board 

Bruce C. Trapnell, M.D. (Chair)

 Tisha Wang, M.D.
Mani Kavuru, M.D.
Francis X. McCormack, M.D.
Michael Beers, M.D.
James Ellis, M.D.
Yoshikazu Inoue, M.D.
Robert E. Wood, M.D.
Cliff Morgan, M.D.

 Ali Ataya, M.D.

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