John R. Bach, M.D. has written 7 books and 450 articles and book chapters on managing people with neuromuscular insufficiency and failure and the extubating and decanulating of patients who are unable to breathe unaided.  Dr. Bach is a professor at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School where he is currently:(a) Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, including Research in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular-Pulmonary Rehabilitation; (b) Vice Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; (c) Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Neurosciences; (d) Director of Research and Associate Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University Hospital, Newark, N.J.; (e) Co-Director of the Medical School’s Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic; and (f) Medical Director of the Center for Ventilator Management Alternatives at University Hospital, Newark, N.J.  He is also a fellow of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.