NTMTalk is a podcast dedicated to informed discussion on topics related to nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease and bronchiectasis. Hosted by Drs. Wendi Drummond and Colin Swenson, NTMTalk seeks to disseminate accurate and practical information for patients and care providers alike.
Dr. Swenson is a pulmonologist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his fellowship training at the University of Florida, where he focused on the diagnosis and management of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) and bronchiectasis. In addition to starting Emory's NTM-LD and Non-CF Bronchiectasis Clinic, Dr. Swenson serves as section chief of pulmonary & critical care at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, and is medical director of respiratory services. He also directs the pulmonary clinical research program at Emory St. Joseph's, where most of his work focuses on clinical therapeutics trials, epidemiology, and quality of life outcomes in patients with NTM-LD and bronchiectasis. He has received numerous provider excellence awards, and lectures frequently on the topics of NTM and other complex pulmonary infections.
Dr. Drummond is an Infectious Disease Specialist at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR. She has a special interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mycobacterial diseases and other complex pulmonary infections. She was recognized in Denver, CO as a Top Doc for three years in Infectious Disease and was also recognized with a STAR award at National Jewish Health which recognizes excellence in patient care.
She has presented her research at national meetings and has co-authored several scientific publications and book chapters about Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). Dr. Drummond has routinely presented lectures for the Denver TB Course and NTM provider courses at National Jewish Health and has presented at national conferences on tuberculosis and NTM infections.