David Lain holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and Juris Doctor. He is Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Chest Physicians and Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care. Dr. Lain is a researcher, lecturer, health care practitioner, and athlete. His medical background includes sleep science, respiratory care, and sports research.
Dr. Lain has published over 120 medical and scientific articles. Much of his work has been presented at international medical congresses. He has lectured globally and was selected as the 38th “Paul A. Turner” Lecturer to the American College of Chest Physicians.1 Lain was named one of the “5000 Personalities of the World” for outstanding performance in neonatology.2
His sports career, aside from high school athletics, began in cycling. During his cycling career he raced in the US and Europe, competed in several national championships, won 4 state championships, and competed in two world championships, placing 4th at the World 6 hour road cycling championship.3-8 Cycling led to duathlon where he earned a spot on Team USA to compete at the World Championship Long Course Duathlon.9 Following that by one year he raced at the World Ironman Championship on Kona, Hawaii.10
In August 2013, he purchased a compound bow and within a few weeks entered in a 3D tournament. Twelve months later, he competed in the IBO 3D World Championship, his 5th World Championship over 4 disciplines.11
Dr. Lain uses his medical training to understand the physiology behind athletics. That approach has, in part, helped him to have competed in 5 world championships covering four disciplines: cycling (2), duathlon, triathlon, and archery.
In 2013, USA Track and Field awarded him the Phidippides Award for Outstanding Performance in Long Distance Running. 12 He has been keynote speaker during workshops for coaches and athletes. His presentations are based on his published research in sports and medicine.13-16
In August 2015, he competed in his 6th World Championship during the IBO Bowhunters Organization tournament in New York, where he finished 13th in the Professional Hunter Class.
- 38th Paul A. Turner Lecture, American College of Chest Physicians, Atlanta, GA Nov. 16, 1991
- “5000 Personalities of the World” for Outstanding Performance in Neonatalogy. American Biographical Institute, 1994
- World 6-Hour Road Cycling Championship, UMCA, Eldridge, IA. September 1999
- Gold Medal, USCF, Georgia Road Race Championship, 1973
- Gold Medcal, USCF, Georgia Cycling 200-meter Sprint, 1973
- Gold Medal, USCF, Georgia Cycling 40K Time Trial, 1973
- Gold Medal, Georgia State Masters Mountain Bike Championship, 1999
- UMCA, World 24-hour Road Cycling Championship, Eldridge, IA 1998
- Team USA, Long Course Duathlon World Championship, October 21, 2007
- World Ironman Triathlon Championship, Kona, Hawaii, October, 2008
- IBO World 3D Championship, Ellicottville, NY, August 8-10, 2014
- USA Track and Field, Phidippides Award, 2013
- Lain D, Shakar U: Practical pulse oximetry during high altitude hiking, Chest, Vol 118, No. 4, page 203S, 2000
- Lain D. Take Time for your Fitness and Health. Advance for Resp Care and Sleep Medicine Jan 3, 2011 online
- Lain D. Goal Setting for Professionals. Advance for Resp Care and Sleep Medicine. December 27, 2010 online
- Lain D. High altitude respiratory distress. Advance for Resp Care and Sleep Medicine, September 25, 2012