Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Leadership Transition

Dr. Fernando J. Martinez, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM), has accepted the role of Academic Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Massachusetts and will be leaving Weill Cornell Medicine at the end of June.

Dr. Martinez has made numerous contributions to the WDOM and to PCCM over the last 10 years and has positively...

Third Annual Pulmonary Academic Day a Cross-Collaborative Success

On March 29, the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine held its third annual Pulmonary Academic Day, an opportunity for cross-divisional, cross-departmental, and cross-campus collaboration for faculty, trainees, and postdoctoral fellows across the Weill Cornell Medicine community. Faculty shared investigative interactions, showcased emerging research, and engaged in lively forums to discuss exciting findings within the field of pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine....

Remembering Dr. James P. Smith, Jr., Prominent Pulmonologist

The Weill Department of Medicine is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. James P. Smith, Jr., who passed away last week. A renowned, long-time member of our faculty, Dr. Smith helped pioneer the research and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer, and tuberculosis. A key clinical breakthrough, along with celebrated pulmonologist Dr. Lawrence Scharer, was developing the use of closed pleural biopsy with the Abrams needle in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Dr....

Researchers Identify Protein Sensor that Plays a Role in Lung Fibrosis

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered a protein that plays a critical role in clearing collagen from tissue and may be a therapeutic target to help prevent fibrosis, scar tissue that interferes with organ function. The paper, published on Feb. 20 in Nature Communications, provides clues that could lead to drug development for diseases like lung fibrosis which have no drug options currently.Corresponding author, Dr. Michael J. Podolsky, Assistant Professor of Medicine...

Getting Back to Basics: Dr. Hasina Outtz Reed’s Mission to Uncover the Origins of Lung Disease

The feature "Getting Back to Basics: Dr. Hasina Outtz Reed's Mission to Uncover the Origins of Lung Disease" is among the features in the Department's 2023 Annual Report.When Dr. Hasina Outtz Reed pursued a Ph.D. in science, she knew she wanted her work to directly impact people. “I wanted to have the ability to use my knowledge to see how science related to medicine and patient care, particularly translational medicine,” she says. Today, Dr. Outtz Reed, the James Hilton Manning and...

Drs. Kaner and Glesby Receive NIH Grant to Fund Antibiotic Trial for Patients with HIV and Emphysema

The study is focused on whether doxycycline may slow the progression of emphysema (a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), in people with well-controlled HIV who are current or former smokers.

In Recognition of National COPD Awareness Month the WDOM Highlights Dr. Martinez and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Fernando Martinez
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

New Automated Screening Tool for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Utilizes Electronic Medical Records

Dr. Fernando Martinez
IPF, which causes progressive scarring of the lungs due to chronic lung inflammation, is usually fatal because it tends to be diagnosed late in the process when treatments are less effective.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2022

2022 Young Investigators Award
This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research.

Dr. Price Receives Prestigious Parker B. Francis Award in Support of ARDS Research

Dr. David Price
One of the most prestigious awards in pulmonary and critical care research training, the funding includes $225,000 over three years in support of Dr. Price's research on acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dana Zappetti, MD, Co-Interim Chief for Clinical and Education Programs

Kyu Rhee, MD, PhD, Co-Interim Chief for Research

Kathy Rosenberg, M.B.A., Division Administrator
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