Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care

About Us

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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Emilia  Lecuona, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

My interest is in the study of the biology of the alveolar epithelium as well as the mechanisms that regulate sodium transport in alveolar epithelial cells. I am also interested in studying the mechanisms by which some respiratory diseases are accompanied of muscle dysfunction and the possible role that microRNAs play in it.

Ravi  Kalhan, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Preventive Medicine

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as director of the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at Northwestern and medical director of the lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) program. Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University Schoo...

Colin Thomas Gillespie, MD

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), ...

Navdeep S Chandel, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Historically, reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been thought to be cellular damaging agents, lacking a physiological function. Accumulation of ROS and oxidative damage have been linked to multiple pathologies, including neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cancer, and premature aging. This guilt by association relationship left a picture of ROS as a necessary evil of oxidative metabolism, a product of an imperfect system. Yet few biological systems possess such flagrant imperfections, thanks to the persistent optimization of evolution, and it appears that oxidative metabolism is no different...

Cara  Gottardi, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Cell-cell adhesion in health and disease

Ai P Lam, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

We are interested in understanding how the lung responds to injury and the process of normal healing, in order to develop novel therapies for treating patients with pulmonary fibrosis and similar types of lung disease.

Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Dr. Gates' clinical interests include pulmonary infections, COPD, asthma, and sepsis. Her research interests relate to impairment of pulmonary host defense and immune mechanisms which contribute to pulmonary disease.

Jacqueline M Kruser, MD, MS

Instructor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Medical Social Sciences

Jacky Kruser, MD MS is a Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician who primarily practices in the adult Medical Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She was a resident in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She then pursued a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Kruser is also a researcher with a master's degree in Health Services and Outcomes Research from Northwestern Un...

Jane  Dematte D'Amico, MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Undergraduate studies: University of Rochester, BS 1981 Postgraduate studies: SUNY StonyBrook School of Medicine, MD 1986 Internship and Residency, SUNY StonyBrook: Internal Medicine 1986-1989 Chief Resident, SUNY StonyBrook: 1989-1990 Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, SUNY StonyBrook: 1990-1993 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, MBA: 2006-2008 Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

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Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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You can contact Dave McCreery for more information on supporting the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at 312-503-6099 or david.mccreery@northwestern.edu

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