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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of California San Diego has a long history of performing innovative basic, translational, and clinical research. Our physician-scientists are committed to advancing patent care in pulmonary diseases through groundbreaking studies. Our division integrates high-quality patient care with scientific discovery to gain insight into the disease processes and to provide life-changing therapies. Through these efforts, our patients can participate in investigational clinical trials that examine the understanding of these illnesses and gain access to promising new treatment approaches for a variety of pulmonary conditions.

Explore our current research projects below.

​Research Interest
​Praveen Akuthota
​Asthma and Eosinophilic Lung Disease
​Mona Alotaibi
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Maksim Bazhenov
​Zea Borok
​Cell biology
​Antonino Catanzaro
​Laura Crotty Alexander
Chantal Darquenne
​Aerosol deposition
​Wael Elmaraachli
​Mycobacterial Lung Infection
​Peter Fedullo
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
​Timothy Fernandes
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism
​Mark Fuster
​Lung Cancer
​Naveen Gupta
​Mark Hepokoski 
​Lung-Kidney Interactions
​Jisha Joshua
​Interstitial Lung Disease
​Biren Kamdar
​Delirium in ICU
​Kim Kerr
​Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
​Nick H. Kim
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Michael Lam​
Willis Li​
​Signaling pathways
Atul Malhotra​
​Critical Care (inc ARDS), Sleep
​Omar Mesarwi
​Timothy Morris
​Pulmonary Embolism
​Brandon Nokes
​Mazen Odish
​Jeremy Elliot Orr
Robert Owens​
​Critical Care (inc ARDS, ECMO, ICU Recovery), Sleep
​Demos Papamatheakis
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
​David Poch
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine 
​Andrew Ries
​Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
​Timothy Rodwell
Christopher Schmickl​
​Rebecca Sell
​Cardiac arrest
​Tatum Simonson
​Respiratory physiology in high altitude
Roger Spragg​
​Bernie Sunwoo
​Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep
Gabriel Wardi
​Cardiac arrest
​Jenny Yang
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Jason Yuan
​Pulmonary Vascular Medicine