Pediatrician, fellow join Medical Center facultyPublished on Thursday, January 26, 2017 Published on January 26, 2017 The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff. Claudia Lares, M.D. LaresDr. Claudia Lares, formerly an instructor in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.After receiving her M.D. from the Central University of Venezuela J.M. Vargas School of Medicine, Caracas, in 2004, Lares served as a medical adviser for Viagra, a physician and team leader of the rural medical center in Sucre, Caracas, a research assistant in patient enrollment and data management and a research associate coordinator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she had a pediatric residency from 2008-11. She then served as an instructor in pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Missouri, from 2011-13, and at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, from 2013-14.The author or coauthor of five articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and three poster presentations at scientific meetings, Lares has participated in a number of research projects as a study coordinator and coauthor at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. Michal Senitko, M.D. SenitkoDr. Michal Senitko, recently an interventional pulmonary medicine fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.After receiving his M.D. from Charles University First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic, in 2006, Senitko served as a clinical research associate at the Schering-Plough Research Institute (Merck Co.), Prague, Czech Republic, from 2006-09. He had internal medicine residency training from 2009-12 and a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship from 2012-15 at UMMC before beginning his interventional pulmonary medicine fellowship in New Haven, Connecticut.An active member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, and the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Senitko has authored or coauthored three articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and a chapter in the textbook Respiratory Care: Principles and Practice. He also has authored and co-authored two posters, which were presented at regional and national scientific meetings.His research interests include pleural diseases, racial disparities in lung cancer and benign tracheal diseases. His goal is to help to develop a unique, state-of-the-art interventional service that provides an expedited and comprehensive assessment of various diseases in the chest and excels in teaching, patient care and research.