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Victor Thannickal, M.D.

Fibrotic lung diseases • Acute lung inury

Victor Thannickal ExpertsVictor Thannickal, M.D.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine




Areas of expertise: 

  • Fibrotic lung diseases
  • Acute lung injury



Thannickal is the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. His research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung repair and regeneration. His active studies involve elucidating mechanisms of cellular senescence, oxidative stress and aging in the context of chronic lung diseases, in concert with the development of therapeutics and biomarkers for complex lung diseases. His research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

He has been a strong advocate for increasing research funding on behalf of the American Thoracic Society and the NIH, including providing congressional testimony on Capitol Hill.




Media clips:

Metformin Could Accelerate Idiothatic Pulmonary Fibrosis Care

Precision medicine: Study creates 'mini-lung' to study effect of pulmonary fibrosis drugs





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