The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care strives to advance our knowledge of lung health and disease through a combination of education and research.
“We have in recent years expanded our research programs, established advanced pulmonary disease subspecialty clinics and successfully opened a lung transplantation program at Northwestern.”
– Scott Budinger, MD
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Faculty: Meet the Team
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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Application of next generation sequencing technology and integrative "wet" lab approaches to basic and translational research of lung diseases, including but not limited to:
asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury. Understanding systemic influences on lung biology in health and disease, such as impact of central metabolism and epigenetic control of developmental checkpoints
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department
Home Mechanical Ventilation/Noninvasive Ventilation in Neuromuscular Disease,
Chronic Respiratory Failure,
Sleep Disorder Breathing,
Peri-operative OSA management
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Surgery
Dr. Gillespie's clinical interest includes the treatment of thoracic malignancies, specifically with regard to the application of novel technologies in Interventional Pulmonology to improve the diagnosis and treat thoracic malignancies with minimal invasiveness. He also has extensive experience in the bronchoscopic management of tracheal stenosis and the airway complications associated with Lung Transplantation. Dr Gillespie has advanced training in the following techniques: flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, balloon bronchoplasty, endobronchial stent placement (silicon, hybrid, and metallic), ...
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care), Cell and Molecular Biology and Medical Education
Clinical Interests: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, SARCOIDOSIS.
Research Interests: airway inflammation and remodeling in asthma and COPD; effects of hypercapnia (elevated levels of CO2) on innate immunity and host defense in the lung.
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Cell and Molecular Biology and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Our lab is interested in the effects of oxygen on cell metabolism, and in the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular oxygen sensing. The signaling pathways activated by hypoxia, and their regulation of transcriptional and post-translational responses in diverse cell types are also of major interest. Current studies focus on the role of mitochondrial redox signaling in the development of pulmonary hypertension. Other current studies focus on cardiomyocyte regeneration in the heart and molecular factors that regulate hypertrophic and hyperplastic remodeling responses.
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
My clinic area of interest and expertise is in the evaluation and management of interstitial lung disease with a particular focus on lung disease associated with scleroderma, myositis and other connective tissue diseases. My clinically focused research parallels these interests.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
James Walter, MD is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Medical Director of the Northwestern Lung Rescue Program.
Dr. Walter attended Princeton University followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Walter's clinical interests are in the care of adult patients with acute respiratory failure and shock including the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. H...
Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Dr Meyerson is Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and then completed her Thoracic Surgery training at Duke University in 2006. She is an active member of Graduate Medical Education Committee and Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at Northwestern.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
I am a physician-scientist specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine as well as internal medicine. I received an MD from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where I also completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine. I then undertook fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before returning to Northwestern as a faculty member in 2015.
Associate Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) and Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Dr Bharat is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include malignant and benign chest and esophageal diseases. Dr Bharat's research is focused on lung preservation, transplant immunology and airway biology, achieved through collaboration with the Kovler Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
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