Dr. Lawrence Mohr is professor of medicine, biometry and epidemiology and director of the environmental biosciences program at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. His postgraduate education includes a medical internship, residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary medicine, all at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mohr was presented the Erskine Award as the most outstanding resident in his class. He subsequently served as the chief medical resident at Walter Reed.
In addition to patient care and teaching activities, Dr. Mohr directs a multidisciplinary, university-wide research program in environmental biosciences. He has been the principal investigator of multiple research grants and serves as an advisor to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the biomedical sciences. He has authored a number of scientific and medical publications and lectures both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Mohr has served on numerous government, scientific and professional boards and committees. He currently serves on the board of regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, is a member of the editorial board of the medical journal CHEST, is chair of both the Government Relations Committee and the Ethics Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians, serves on the board of trustees of the Chest Foundation, is a member of an International Working Group on Oxygen Delivery During Air Travel, and is a United States delegate to an International Atomic Energy Agency Committee on Radiation Protection. Dr. Mohr has participated in multiple medical relief operations and was the founding chair of the American College of Chest Physicians Disaster Response Network.
Dr. Mohr has held previous faculty appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and George Washington University. He served as White House physician prior to assuming his current position at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Mohr has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and has been awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century and Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Mohr’s special interests include diseases of the chest and respiratory system, hypersensitivity lung disease, asthma, environmental medicine, clinical and molecular epidemiology, risk assessment, health policy, and international health.