In the News

Dr. James Town, assistant professor, is quoted in “The C.D.C. Waited ‘Its Entire Existence For This Moment.’ What Went Wrong?” in the New York Times.

Research

Dr. Randall Curtis, professor, is the senior author of  The 2020 Taipei Declaration for Universal Palliative Care in the Journal of Palliative Medicine

 

Research

Dr. Ann Jennerich, assistant professor, is the first author of Unplanned admission to the intensive care unit: a qualitative study examining family member experiences in Chest. Other manuscript authors from our division are Drs. Ruth Engelberg and J. Randall Curtis.

In the News

Dr. James Town discusses changes in COVID-19 public guidance in an interview with TODAY on NBC News.

Research

Dr. Ryan Murphy, senior fellow, and Drs. William Altemeier and Teal Hallstrand published The Intricate Web of Phospholipase A2s and Specific Features of Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma in The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (online June, 2020).

Research

Dr. Ganesh Raghu, professor, is senior author of Telemedicine - maintaining quality during times of transition in Nature reviews. Disease primers, published in June 2020.

Research

Dr. Eric Swenson, professor, is senior author of  "A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Lowest Effective Dose of Acetazolamide for Acute Mountain Sickness Prevention." in The American Journal of Medicine, May 2020.

In the News

Dr. Başak Çoruh, associate professor, is quoted in "It was eerily quiet’: Behind the scenes of a COVID-19 intensive care unit" from UW’s The Daily.

Research

Dr. Teal Hallstrand, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Secreted Phospholipase A2 Group X Acts as an Adjuvant for Type 2 Inflammation, Leading to an Allergen-Specific Immune Response in the Lung” in the Journal of Immunology. DOM co-authors are Ying Lai, Dowon An, Charles Frevert, and William Altemeier.

In the News

Dr. Patricia Kritek, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) talked to KOMO News in “Medical workers offered PTSD counseling to cope with battling COVID-19.”

In the News

Drs. Laura Evans, associate professor, and Dr. Vikram Padmanabhan, clinical instructor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) are featured in “‘It was hell’: Doctors from the Seattle area describe treating surge of coronavirus patients in New York hospitals” from the Seattle Times.

In the News

Dr. Vikram Padmanabhan, clinical instructor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “Medical students can be deployed as 'respiratory therapist extenders' during COVID-19 surge” fromM.D./alert.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Vishesh Kapur, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.

In the News

Dr. Mark Wurfel, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “From working in the coronavirus ‘hot zone’ to protecting their families, Washington health professionals reveal their struggles” in the Seattle Times.

In the News

Dr. Laura Evans, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “Here’s What Happens to the Body After Contracting the New Coronavirus” from HealthDay.

In the News

Dr. Andrew Luks, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was a guest on theAmerican Thoracic Society podcast, discussing “Education for the Non-Intensivist During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

In the News

Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) gave his “Brief but spectacular” take on working in the ICU during a pandemic to PBS News Hour and is co-author of “Proactive Integration of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Principles Into Practice for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in JAMA Internal Medicine.

In the News

Dr. Patricia Kritek, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “COVID-19 physician well-being initiatives embrace family needs” from the American Medical Association.

In the News

Dr. Başak Çoruh, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was featured in the NPR Transmission Podcast “Learning As We Go."

In the News

Dr. Vikram Padmanabhan, clinical instructor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “Why are ventilators so important in the fight against COVID-19?” in UW Daily.

In the News

Dr. Mark Tonelli, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) talked to KIRO radio for “COVID-19 Seattle: What happens in a hospital?”

Research

Dr. Pavan Bhatraju, assistant professor, is lead author and Dr. Mark Wurfel, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Association Between Early Recovery of Kidney Function After Acute Kidney Injury and Long-term Clinical Outcomes” in JAMA Network Open. DOM co-authors are Leila Zelnick and Jonathan Himmelfarb.

In the News

Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is featured in the video “With coronavirus victims dying alone, doctors and families share a common grief” in the Washington Post.

Research

Dr. Joshua Lee, fellow, is lead author and Dr. Patricia Kritek, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Just-In-Time Tools for Training Non-Critical Care Providers: Basics of Respiratory Failure” in ATS Scholar. DOM co-authors are Tyler Albert, Hugo Carmona, Andrew Luks, and Trevor Steinbach.

Research

Dr. Andrew Luks, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “COVID-19 Lung Injury is Not High Altitude Pulmonary Edema” in High Altitude Medicine and Biology. DOM co-author is Erik Swenson.

In the News

Dr. Lisa Vande Vusse, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) wrote “A letter from a pulmonary physician on the sidelines” for KevinMD.

In the News

Dr. Pavan Bhatraju, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was interviewed by KUOW for “Are we past the worst of it?” and interviewed by KIRO in “Study of ICU patients finds ‘no one symptom’ specific to COVID-19.”

Research

Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Creating a Palliative Care Inpatient Response Plan for COVID19 - The UW Medicine Experience” in theJournal of Pain and Symptom Management. DOM co-authors are Lianne Hirano, Daniel Lam, and Darrell Owens.

Research

Dr. Pavan Bhatraju, assistant professor, is lead author and Dr. Carmen Mikacenic, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Covid-19 in Critically Ill Patients in the Seattle Region — Case Series” in the New England Journal of Medicine. DOM co-authors are Bijan Ghassemieh, Michelle Nichols, Laura Evans, Mark Wurfel, Patricia Kritek, T. Eoin West, Andrew Luks, Jason Goldman.

Research

Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)” in JAMA. DOM co-author is Erin Kross.

Research

Dr. Lucas Donovan, assistant professor, is lead author and Dr. Vishesh Kapur, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Redesigning Care for OSA” in Chest.

In the News

Drs. Douglas Leedy, chief resident, and Mark Wurfel, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) are featured in the article “Harnessing Our Humanity — How Washington’s Health Care Workers Have Risen to the Pandemic Challenge” in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In the News

Dr. Andrew Luks, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) talked to the Washington Post in “Caring for coronavirus patients in a Seattle ICU: ‘move forward and accept the risk’.”

Awards

Dr. Ganesh Raghu was listed as one of Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors of 2020.

Research

Dr. Martha Billings, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “Suboptimal CPAP adherence: half a loaf is better than no bread at all” in the European Respiratory Journal.

In the News

Dr. Laura Evans, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is featured in “The Hardest Questions Doctors May Face: Who Will Be Saved? Who Won’t?” in the New York Times. She is also one of the contributors to the “Guidelines from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel” from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

In the News

Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was interviewed by ABC News in “'We’ll take them all': Demand for ventilators spikes as coronavirus looms: Health officials are attempting to get ahead of a sudden demand for ventilators” and he was featured in a story about COVID-19 on Nightline.

In the News

Dr. Mark Tonelli, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) in featured in the video “At the center of the coronavirus outbreak, a hospital prepares for the worst” in the Washington Post and talked to KUOW in “How we raise the line.”

In the News

Dr. James Town, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in the article “What is the Treatment for COVID-19 Patients? A Doctor Explains” from NPR.

Research

Dr. Siddhartha Kapnadak, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “Cystic Fibrosis Foundation consensus guidelines for the care of individuals with advanced cystic fibrosis lung disease” in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.

Research

Dr. Lucas Donovan, assistant professor, is lead author and Dr. Brian Palen, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Agreement of sleep specialists with registered nurses’ sleep study orders in supervised clinical practice” in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. DOM co-authors are Elizabeth Parsons, Daniel O’Hearn, William Thompson, Laura Spece, Laura Feemster and David Au.

Research

Dr. Robert Lee, acting instructor, is lead author and Dr. Erin Kross, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment With ICU Admission Among Patients Hospitalized Near the End of Life” in JAMA. DOM co-authors are Matthew Modes, Ylinne Lynch, Ruth Engelberg and J. Randall Curtis. Read more in “Signed orders help patients avoid unwanted ICU care” from UW Medicine Newsroom.

In the News

Dr. David Carlbom, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is quoted in “The race to identify sepsis early” in Today’s Hospitalist.

Research

Dr. T. Eoin West, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “A Two Biomarker Model Augments Clinical Prediction of Mortality in Melioidosis” in Clinical Infectious Diseases. DOM co-author is Lara Lovelace-Macon.

Award

Dr. Mark Tonelli, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) has been awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors.

This award recognizes an individual who has devoted a major portion of their professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of pulmonary and/or critical care medicine through education. Dr. Tonelli has made significant, innovative, and cumulatively outstanding contributions to education in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Research

Dr. Kathleen Ramos, assistant professor, is lead author and Dr. Christopher Goss, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is senior author of “Underweight patients with Cystic Fibrosis have Acceptable Survival after Lung Transplantation: A Unos Registry Study” in Chest. DOM co-authors are Siddhartha Kapnadak, Eric Morrell, Erika Lease, and Moira Aitken.

Research

Dr. Engi Attia, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author and Dr. Susan Graham, associate professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) is senior author of “Endothelial activation, innate immune activation, and inflammation are associated with post-bronchodilator airflow limitation and obstruction among adolescents living with HIV” in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. DOM co-authors are Pavan Bhatraju, Matthew Triplette, Susanna Kosamo, T. Eoin West, Jerry Zifodya, Michael Chung, Kristina Crothers, and W. Conrad Liles

In the News

Dr. Mark Tonelli, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was quoted in the story “Evidence-based Medicine’ and the Expulsion of Peter Gotzsche” in Undark.

In the News

The approval of a triple-drug treatment for most forms of cystic fibrosis was listed as a runner up to Science’s 2019 Breakthrough of the Year. Dr. Moira Aitken, professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) was part of the study group for the NEJM paper, that was also named by Popular Mechanics as among the 16 scientific moments that defined 2019.

Research

Dr. Engi Attia, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “Immune imbalance and activation are associated with lower lung function in youth with perinatally-acquired HIV” in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. DOM co-authors are T. Eoin West, Michael Chung and Kristina Crothers.

Research

Dr. Sina Gharib, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) is lead author of “Obstructive sleep apnea and cpap therapy alter distinct transcriptional programs in subcutaneous fat tissue” in Sleep.

 

Research

Drs. David Madtes and Guang-Shing Cheng (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) are co-authors of “Multidisciplinary Team Based Management of Incidentally Detected Lung Nodules” in Chest.