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Carolyn S. Calfee, M.D.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Carolyn Calfee cares for patients in the intensive care units at UCSF Medical Center. She is also a member of UCSF's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and an associate member of the UCSF Cancer Center.

Calfee's primary research focus is the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Her current research projects include the role of biomarkers in investigating ALI/ARDS pathogenesis, early diagnosis, treatment and prognosis; the role of cigarette smoke exposure in susceptibility to lung injury; and novel treatments for acute lung injury.

Calfee received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvannia School of Medicine. She came to UCSF for residency in internal medicine, and stayed to complete her chief residency and pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship. She also completed a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF in 2009. After research training with Dr Michael Matthay and Dr. Mark Eisnere, she joined the UCSF faculty in 2007. She is an associate professor in residence of medicine and anesthesia.

More about Carolyn S. Calfee

Additional Languages

French

Education

University of Pensylvannia School of Medicine 1999

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2002

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Pulmonary Medicine 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kangelaris KN, Calfee CS, May AK, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Ware LB. Is there still a role for the lung injury score in the era of the Berlin definition ARDS? Ann Intensive Care. 2014; 4(1):4.
  2. Kornblith LZ, Kutcher ME, Redick BJ, Calfee CS, Vilardi RF, Cohen MJ. Fibrinogen and platelet contributions to clot formation: Implications for trauma resuscitation and thromboprophylaxis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):255-63.
  3. Wang CY, Calfee CS, Paul DW, Janz DR, May AK, Zhuo H, Bernard GR, Matthay MA, Ware LB, Kangelaris KN. One-year mortality and predictors of death among hospital survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Mar; 40(3):388-96.
  4. Shyamsundar M, McAuley DF, Shields MO, Macsweeney R, Duffy MJ, Johnston JR, McGuigan J, Backman JT, Calfee CS, Matthay MM, Griffiths MJ, McDowell C, Elborn SJ, O'kane CM. Effect of simvastatin on physiological and biological outcomes in patients undergoing esophagectomy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Ann Surg. 2014 Jan; 259(1):26-31.
  5. Brown LM, Calfee CS, Howard JP, Craig TR, Matthay MA, McAuley DF. Comparison of thermodilution measured extravascular lung water with chest radiographic assessment of pulmonary oedema in patients with acute lung injury. Ann Intensive Care. 2013; 3(1):25.
  6. Levitt JE, Calfee CS, Goldstein BA, Vojnik R, Matthay MA. Early acute lung injury: criteria for identifying lung injury prior to the need for positive pressure ventilation*. Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1929-37.
  7. Agrawal A, Matthay MA, Kangelaris KN, Stein J, Chu JC, Imp BM, Cortez A, Abbott J, Liu KD, Calfee CS. Plasma angiopoietin-2 predicts the onset of acute lung injury in critically ill patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Apr 1; 187(7):736-42.
  8. Calfee CS, Pugin J. The search for diagnostic markers in sepsis: many miles yet to go. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul 1; 186(1):2-4.
  9. Rackley CR, Levitt JE, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Clinical evidence of early acute lung injury often precedes the diagnosis of ALI. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):241-6.
  10. Calfee CS, Gallagher D, Abbott J, Thompson BT, Matthay MA. Plasma angiopoietin-2 in clinical acute lung injury: prognostic and pathogenetic significance. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jun; 40(6):1731-7.
  11. Ware LB, Neyrinck A, O'Neal HR, Lee JW, Landeck M, Johnson E, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. Comparison of chest radiograph scoring to lung weight as a quantitative index of pulmonary edema in organ donors. Clin Transplant. 2012 Sep-Oct; 26(5):665-71.
  12. Cohen MJ, Call M, Nelson M, Calfee CS, Esmon CT, Brohi K, Pittet JF. Critical role of activated protein C in early coagulopathy and later organ failure, infection and death in trauma patients. Ann Surg. 2012 Feb; 255(2):379-85.
  13. Christie JD, Wurfel MM, Feng R, O'Keefe GE, Bradfield J, Ware LB, Christiani DC, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Matthay M, Meyer NJ, Kim C, Li M, Akey J, Barnes KC, Sevransky J, Lanken PN, May AK, Aplenc R, Maloney JP, Hakonarson H. Genome wide association identifies PPFIA1 as a candidate gene for acute lung injury risk following major trauma. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e28268.
  14. Kangelaris KN, Sapru A, Calfee CS, Liu KD, Pawlikowska L, Witte JS, Vittinghoff E, Zhuo H, Auerbach AD, Ziv E, Matthay MA. The association between a Darc gene polymorphism and clinical outcomes in African American patients with acute lung injury. Chest. 2012 May; 141(5):1160-9.
  15. Brown LM, Calfee CS, Matthay MA, Brower RG, Thompson BT, Checkley W. A simple classification model for hospital mortality in patients with acute lung injury managed with lung protective ventilation. Crit Care Med. 2011 Dec; 39(12):2645-51.
  16. Zhang M, Hsu R, Hsu CY, Kordesch K, Nicasio E, Cortez A, McAlpine I, Brady S, Zhuo H, Kangelaris KN, Stein J, Calfee CS, Liu KD. FGF-23 and PTH levels in patients with acute kidney injury: A cross-sectional case series study. Ann Intensive Care. 2011; 1(1):21.
  17. Calfee CS, Ware LB, Glidden DV, Eisner MD, Parsons PE, Thompson BT, Matthay MA. Use of risk reclassification with multiple biomarkers improves mortality prediction in acute lung injury. Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr; 39(4):711-7.
  18. Calfee CS, Matthay MA, Eisner MD, Benowitz N, Call M, Pittet JF, Cohen MJ. Active and passive cigarette smoking and acute lung injury after severe blunt trauma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Jun 15; 183(12):1660-5.
  19. Meyer NJ, Li M, Feng R, Bradfield J, Gallop R, Bellamy S, Fuchs BD, Lanken PN, Albelda SM, Rushefski M, Aplenc R, Abramova H, Atochina-Vasserman EN, Beers MF, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Pittet JF, Christiani DC, O'Keefe GE, Ware LB, May AK, Wurfel MM, Hakonarson H, Christie JD. ANGPT2 genetic variant is associated with trauma-associated acute lung injury and altered plasma angiopoietin-2 isoform ratio. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 May 15; 183(10):1344-53.
  20. Hsieh SJ, Ware LB, Eisner MD, Yu L, Jacob P, Havel C, Goniewicz ML, Matthay MA, Benowitz NL, Calfee CS. Biomarkers increase detection of active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan; 39(1):40-5.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.