James Krings, MD chosen as Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Scholar

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine congratulates James Krings, MD, who was selected as a Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS) Scholar beginning on July 1, 2024. The goal of the program is to assist physicians in advancing careers in clinical investigation during a time where these healthcare providers face substantial […]

James Krings, MD receives American Lung Association Public Health Public Policy Award

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is proud to announce Dr. James Krings as the recipient of the 2024 American Lung Association® Public Health Public Policy Award for his groundbreaking research in asthma treatment. His innovative research has significantly improved patient outcomes and set new standards in asthma care. This two-year award supports […]

Jeffrey Koenitzer, MD, PhD receives American Lung Association Dalsemer Interstitial Research Grant

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care is proud to announce Dr. Jeffrey Koenitzer as the recipient of the 2024 American Lung Association® Dalsemer Interstitial Research Grant. This grant underscores the importance of Dr. Koenitzer’s investigation of the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. This two-year award will support Dr. Koenitzer’s trailblazing research project […]

Washington University chosen as site for groundbreaking asthma study

Washington University School of Medicine was recently chosen as a site for the “Improving the Quality of Care for Asthma Patients at Risk of Exacerbations, i-CARE” study by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Under the leadership of Drs. Kaharu Sumino and James Krings, Washington University will be an initial feasibility site with investigators from Yale […]

Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD awarded the 2024 Dean’s Impact Award

Jennifer M. Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine proudly announces Dr. Jennifer Alexander-Brett as a distinguished recipient of the 2024 Dean’s Impact Award. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Alexander-Brett as an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and delivers exceptional results across the missions of the School of Medicine. This reward […]

Steven L. Brody, MD awarded the 2024 Dean’s Impact Award for Mentorship and Sponsorship

Steven L Brody, MD

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine proudly announces Dr. Steve Brody as the distinguished recipient of the 2024 Dean’s Impact Award for Mentorship and Sponsorship. This prestigious accolade recognizes Dr. Brody’s exceptional commitment to guiding and inspiring the next generation of medical professionals. The Dean’s Impact Award for Mentorship and Sponsorship is a […]

Jeff Haspel, MD, PhD elected into American Society for Clinical Investigation

Jeff Haspel, MD, PhD has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and will be inducted into the class of 2024 in April in Chicago. Membership is by nomination and member voting and represents physicians who have “accomplished meritorious original, creative, and independent investigations in the clinical or allied sciences of medicine.” Dr. […]

Drs. Mok and Haspel publish invited review on circadian immunity.

Drs. Mok and Haspel publish invited review on circadian immunity. Huram Mok, MD and Jeff Haspel, MD, PhD, authored this important manuscript titled “Circadian immunity from bench to bedside: a practical guide,” published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation in February 2024.

Chad Witt named Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program

Chad Witt, MD

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Witt has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Witt received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern and completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine […]

Tonya Russell named Medical Director of the Maritz Lung Center

Tonya Russell, MD, has accepted the position of Medical Director of the Maritz Lung Center, effective January 1, 2024. Dr. Russell is Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, Co-Director of the Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Clinic, and Co-Chair of the Clinical Care Committee within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Russell […]

Byers named Executive Chair of the Institutional Review Board

Derek E. Byers, MD, PhD

Dr. Derek E. Byers, a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named Executive Chair of the Washington University Institutional Review Board (IRB), the multidisciplinary group that reviews and approves protocols for research studies that involve human subjects. The board is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare […]

Dr. Cano awarded ATS Unrestricted Early Career Grant for Diversity

Marlene Cano, MD, PhD, was recently awarded the Unrestricted Early Career Grant for Diversity from the American Thoracic Society for the 2023-2024 academic year. Only one of these is awarded annually to diverse, early-stage investigators interested in basic science, translational, or clinical research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The award covers salary, supplies, […]

Dr. Kulkarni recognized for immune system research

Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, MSCI

Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni receives early career award from International Complement Society. Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Early Career Award from the International Complement Society. He is being honored for his research into the complement system, […]

Dr. James Krings receives ACRC Early Career Investigator Award

James Krings, MD

Dr. James Krings has earned the American Lung Association’s ACRC Early Career Investigator Award. His current research is titled “Why are New Inhaler Recommendations Not Used More Frequently?” Read more about his efforts with the American Lung Association here. New asthma guidelines recommend that healthcare providers consider advising their patients to use combination inhaled corticosteroids […]

Two Pulmonary Physicians Earn 2023 Dean’s Scholar Award

Drs. Amit Bery and Andrew Roth have been awarded the 2023 Dean’s Scholars Award, which supports outstanding MD-only individuals committed to a career as a physician-scientist here at Washington University. This program alleviates the scholar’s financial stress and provides mentorship, institutional support, and the protected time necessary to generate data and publications. Dr. Amit Bery’s […]

Dr. Janet Lee to Lead Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonologist specializes in body’s response to lung infections by Julia Evangelou Strait Washington University School of Medicine News Release • 11/22/22 Janet S. Lee, MD, a highly regarded physician-scientist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been chosen to lead the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington […]