Our team is focused on providing comprehensive care for patients with ILD by using a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach to care and research. Interstitial lung diseases are complex group of more than 100 rare disorders that are often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Examples of conditions include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis associated ILD and other forms of autoimmune related ILD, and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Our team has framed our approach to this important patient population by addressing the 4 key areas of clinical care, education of trainees, community outreach, and research.

Locations

Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lungs and Breathing, Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disease
Gender
Female
Education
Fellowship
University of California (San Francisco) Program (2010)

Internship
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program (2004)

Medical School
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (2003)

Residency
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program (2006)

Undergraduate
Northwestern University (IL) (2001)

Research interest for patients

Research in my group focuses on advancing the clinical and translational understanding of scarring lung diseases, in particular idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and connective tissue associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). Work in our group encompasses risk factor identification and modification, risk prediction modeling and survival, diagnostic tests, genetics, biomarkers, and quality of life, for both patients and their caregivers. Through our research, I hope to better understand the biological mechanisms and clinical behavior of ILD, and ultimately translate that knowledge into improving patients’ quality of life.