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 […]

Bryan D. Kraft, MD – Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU)

Bryan D. Kraft, MD

I am pleased to announce that Bryan D. Kraft, MD has been named the new Director of the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU) for Washington University School of Medicine. An experienced pulmonologist and NIH-funded investigator, Kraft joins the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing an extensive research background […]

Congrats to Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD for becoming a CTRFP Awardee

Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD

Rodrigo Vazquez Guillamet, MD was chosen by the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital as one of the 17 investigators as part of the 14th annual Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program (CTRFP). Read more.

Congrats to Patrick Lyons, MD for receiving the Doris Duke Fund

Patrick Lyons, MD

Patrick Lyons, MD recently submitted an application to the Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists program. Dr. Lyons was chosen to receive a grant for his research project. Through the Doris Duke Fund, Dr. Lyons will receive $25,000 per year and the Pulmonary Division will match the other $25,000. We are excited for Dr. […]

Holtzman Lab is Published in JI

Photo Credit: Kangyun Wu

The left photo is PAS-hematoxylin staining of a section of normal lung, and the right is from a section of lung after the development of progressive lung disease long after respiratory viral infection (starting as soon as 5 days and here peaking at 7 weeks after initial infection). In these photos, we are also using […]

Adam Anderson, MD Receives BJC Grant

Adam Anderson, MD

Adam Anderson, MD has received a grant from BJC. The title of the grant is: Development of a Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence Registry. The award period is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Michael J. Holtzman Receives TTDA Award

Michael J. Holtzman, MD

Dr. Michael J. Holtzman received a Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (TTDA) from the Department of Defense for “Preclinical Development of a New Kinase Inhibitor for COPD”. The 3-year award for $3,928,669 will focus on progressive post-viral lung disease, especially relevant to current public health problems with respiratory viral infections including Covid-19, influenza, and other common pathogens. […]

Andrew Michelson, MD Receives COVID-19 Grant

Andrew Michelson, MD

Andrew Michelson, MD, Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has received a COVID-19 grant. The project period will be 07/01/20 to 02/28/21. The title of his grant is: “Artificial Intelligence for the Real-time Prediction of Respiratory Deterioration in SARS-COV2 Infected Patients: A Clinical Triage Tool.”