Otis B. Rickman, D.O.

Associate Professor


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Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery
D.O., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OklahomaB.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Office Address
1301 Medical Center Drive
B728 TVC
Nashville, TN 37232
Research Description
Clinical and translational research focusing on the early detection, endoscopic staging and treatment of lung cancer, lung cancer chemoprevention, lung nodule diagnosis, development of new devices and techniques used in interventional pulmonology. Developing interest in education research, especially, ascertaining the effectiveness of various simulation based education methods.
Clinical Description
Dr. Rickman's clinical expertise lies primarily in interventional pulmonology and thoracic oncology. He is trained and performs the full spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative airway procedures for patients with lung cancer or suspected lung cancer. This extends from smoking cessation counseling, early detection with endoscopic treatment all the way to palliative airway procedures to alleviate symptoms of the patient with advanced lung cancer.
Research Keywords
Lung cancer, lung nodules, bronchoscopy, pleural diseases, pleural, airway, stenosis
Clinical Research Keywords
Lung cancer, chemoprevention, bronchoscopy, F.I.S.H., devices, lung nodules, bronchoscopy, pleural diseases, pleura, airway, stenosis, medical education
Towe CW, Nead MA, Rickman OB, Folch EE, Khandhar SJ, Perry Y, Linden PA. Safety of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy in Patients With COPD: Results From the NAVIGATE Study. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol [print-electronic]. 2018 Jun 6/12/2018; PMID: 29901531, DOI: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000522, ISSN: 1948-8270.

Rehman S, Lovvorn HN, Rickman OB, Wootten CT, Chinnadurai S. Unique application of awake tracheoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound in the management of tracheal mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Head Neck [print-electronic]. 2018 Mar 3/25/2018; PMID: 29575399, DOI: 10.1002/hed.25147, ISSN: 1097-0347.

Maiga AW, Deppen SA, Mercaldo SF, Blume JD, Montgomery C, Vaszar LT, Williamson C, Isbell JM, Rickman OB, Pinkerman R, Lambright ES, Nesbitt JC, Grogan EL. Assessment of Fluorodeoxyglucose F18-Labeled Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis of High-Risk Lung Nodules. JAMA Surg [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov 11/8/2017; PMID: 29117314, PII: 2661296, DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4495, ISSN: 2168-6262.

Hewlett JC, Rickman OB, Lentz RJ, Prakash UB, Maldonado F. Foreign body aspiration in adult airways: therapeutic approach. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Sep; 9(9): 3398-409. PMID: 29221325, PMCID: PMC5708401, PII: jtd-09-09-3398, DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2017.06.137, ISSN: 2072-1439.

Lentz RJ, Taylor TM, Kropski JA, Sandler KL, Johnson JE, Blackwell TS, Maldonado F, Rickman OB. Utility of Flexible Bronchoscopic Cryobiopsy for Diagnosis of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol [print-electronic]. 2017 Aug 8/7/2017; PMID: 28796717, DOI: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000401, ISSN: 1948-8270.

Lentz RJ, Argento AC, Rickman OB, Ryu JH, Poletti V, Hetzel J, Maldonado F. Transbronchial Cryobiopsy: A Cautionary Tale and Opportunities for Improvement. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jul; 14(7): 1230-1. PMID: 28665701, DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201703-193LE, ISSN: 2325-6621.

Lentz RJ, Argento AC, Colby TV, Rickman OB, Maldonado F. Transbronchial cryobiopsy for diffuse parenchymal lung disease: a state-of-the-art review of procedural techniques, current evidence, and future challenges. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Jul; 9(7): 2186-203. PMID: 28840020, PMCID: PMC5542930, PII: jtd-09-07-2186, DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2017.06.96, ISSN: 2072-1439.

Mullon JJ, Burkart KM, Silvestri G, Hogarth DK, Almeida F, Berkowitz D, Eapen G, Feller-Kopman D, Fessler HE, Folch E, Gillespie C, Haas A, Islam S, Lamb C, Levine SM, Majid A, Maldonado F, Musani A, Piquette C, Ray C, Reddy C, Rickman O, Simoff M, Wahidi MM, Lee H. Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multi-society Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee. Chest [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan 1/26/2017; PMID: 28132754, PII: S0012-3692(17)30074-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.01.024, ISSN: 1931-3543.

Gelbard A, Donovan DT, Ongkasuwan J, Nouraei SA, Sandhu G, Benninger MS, Bryson PC, Lorenz RR, Tierney WS, Hillel AT, Gadkaree SK, Lott DG, Edell ES, Ekbom DC, Kasperbauer JL, Maldonado F, Schindler JS, Smith ME, Daniero JJ, Garrett CG, Netterville JL, Rickman OB, Sinard RJ, Wootten CT, Francis DO. Disease homogeneity and treatment heterogeneity in idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jun; 126(6): 1390-6. PMID: 26536285, DOI: 10.1002/lary.25708, ISSN: 1531-4995.

Lentz RJ, Fessel JP, Johnson JE, Maldonado F, Miller RF, Rickman OB. Transbronchial Cryobiopsy Can Diagnose Constrictive Bronchiolitis in Veterans of Recent Conflicts in the Middle East [letter]. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2016 Apr 4/1/2016; 193(7): 806-8. PMID: 27035783, PMCID: PMC4824934, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201509-1724LE, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Kropski JA, Pritchett JM, Zoz DF, Crossno PF, Markin C, Garnett ET, Degryse AL, Mitchell DB, Polosukhin VV, Rickman OB, Choi L, Cheng DS, McConaha ME, Jones BR, Gleaves LA, McMahon FB, Worrell JA, Solus JF, Ware LB, Lee JW, Massion PP, Zaynagetdinov R, White ES, Kurtis JD, Johnson JE, Groshong SD, Lancaster LH, Young LR, Steele MP, Phillips Iii JA, Cogan JD, Loyd JE, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS. Extensive phenotyping of individuals at risk for familial interstitial pneumonia reveals clues to the pathogenesis of interstitial lung disease. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2015 Feb 2/15/2015; 191(4): 417-26. PMID: 25389906, PMCID: PMC4351594, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201406-1162OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Deppen SA, Davis WT, Green EA, Rickman O, Aldrich MC, Fletcher S, Putnam JB, Grogan EL. Cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic strategies for pulmonary nodules presenting to thoracic surgeons. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2014 Oct; 98(4): 1214-22. PMID: 25087933, PMCID: PMC4186897, PII: S0003-4975(14)01076-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.025, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Limburg PJ, Mandrekar SJ, Aubry MC, Ziegler KL, Zhang J, Yi JE, Henry M, Tazelaar HD, Lam S, McWilliams A, Midthun DE, Edell ES, Rickman OB, Mazzone P, Tockman M, Beamis JF, Lamb C, Simoff M, Loprinzi C, Szabo E, Jett J, . Randomized phase II trial of sulindac for lung cancer chemoprevention. Lung Cancer. 2013 Mar; 79(3): 254-61. PMID: 23261228, PMCID: PMC3566344, PII: S0169-5002(12)00632-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2012.11.011, ISSN: 1872-8332.

Kropski JA, Pritchett JM, Mason WR, Sivarajan L, Gleaves LA, Johnson JE, Lancaster LH, Lawson WE, Blackwell TS, Steele MP, Loyd JE, Rickman OB. Bronchoscopic cryobiopsy for the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(11): e78674. PMID: 24265706, PMCID: PMC3827078, PII: PONE-D-13-31364, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078674, ISSN: 1932-6203.

DePew ZS, Edell ES, Midthun DE, Mullon JJ, Bungum AO, Decker PA, Maldonado F, . Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: determinants of sampling adequacy. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Oct; 19(4): 271-6. PMID: 23207525, PII: 01436970-201210000-00003, DOI: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31826e361c, ISSN: 1948-8270.

Voss JS, Kipp BR, Halling KC, Henry MR, Jett JR, Clayton AC, Rickman OB. Fluorescence in situ hybridization testing algorithm improves lung cancer detection in bronchial brushing specimens. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2010 Mar 3/1/2010; 181(5): 478-85. PMID: 20007925, PII: 200907-1121OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200907-1121OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Rickman OB, Vohra PK, Sanyal B, Vrana JA, Aubry MC, Wigle DA, Thomas CF. Analysis of ErbB receptors in pulmonary carcinoid tumors. Clin. Cancer Res. 2009 May 5/15/2009; 15(10): 3315-24. PMID: 19447869, PII: 1078-0432.CCR-08-2549, DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-08-2549, ISSN: 1078-0432.

Gajic O, Rana R, Winters JL, Yilmaz M, Mendez JL, Rickman OB, O'Byrne MM, Evenson LK, Malinchoc M, DeGoey SR, Afessa B, Hubmayr RD, Moore SB. Transfusion-related acute lung injury in the critically ill: prospective nested case-control study. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2007 Nov 11/1/2007; 176(9): 886-91. PMID: 17626910, PMCID: PMC2048675, PII: 200702-271OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200702-271OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Halling KC, Rickman OB, Kipp BR, Harwood AR, Doerr CH, Jett JR. A comparison of cytology and fluorescence in situ hybridization for the detection of lung cancer in bronchoscopic specimens. Chest. 2006 Sep; 130(3): 694-701. PMID: 16963665, PII: 130/3/694, DOI: 10.1378/chest.130.3.694, ISSN: 0012-3692.

Rickman OB, Utz JP, Aughenbaugh GL, Gostout CJ. Pulmonary embolization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate after endoscopic injection therapy for gastric variceal bleeding. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2004 Nov; 79(11): 1455-8. PMID: 15544027, PII: S0025-6196(11)62196-4, DOI: 10.4065/79.11.1455, ISSN: 0025-6196.

Gajic O, Rana R, Mendez JL, Rickman OB, Lymp JF, Hubmayr RD, Moore SB. Acute lung injury after blood transfusion in mechanically ventilated patients. Transfusion. 2004 Oct; 44(10): 1468-74. PMID: 15383020, PII: TRF04053, DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2004.04053.x, ISSN: 0041-1132.

Vlahakis NE, Rickman OB, Morgenthaler T. Sirolimus-associated diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2004 Apr; 79(4): 541-5. PMID: 15065619, PII: S0025-6196(11)62771-7, DOI: 10.4065/79.4.541, ISSN: 0025-6196.

Mendez JL, Rickman OB, Hubmayr RD. Plasma membrane stress failure in ventilator-injured lungs. A hypothesis about osmoregulation and the pharmacologic protection of the lungs against deformation injury. Biol. Neonate. 2004; 85(4): 290-2. PMID: 15218285, PII: 78170, DOI: 10.1159/000078170, ISSN: 0006-3126.

Rickman OB, Ryu JH, Fidler ME, Kalra S. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis associated with Mycobacterium avium complex and hot tub use. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2002 Nov; 77(11): 1233-7. PMID: 12440560, PII: S0025-6196(11)61814-4, DOI: 10.4065/77.11.1233, ISSN: 0025-6196.

Godfrey JA, Rickman OB, Williams AW, Thompson GB, Young WF. Pheochromocytoma in a patient with end-stage renal disease. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2001 Sep; 76(9): 953-7. PMID: 11560309, PII: S0025-6196(11)62118-6, DOI: 10.4065/76.9.953, ISSN: 0025-6196.

Rickman OB, Parisi JE, Yu Z, Lennon VA, Vernino S. Fulminant autoimmune cortical encephalitis associated with thymoma treated with plasma exchange. Mayo Clin. Proc. 2000 Dec; 75(12): 1321-6. PMID: 11126843, PII: S0025-6196(11)63035-8, DOI: 10.4065/75.12.1321, ISSN: 0025-6196.