Carolyn S. Calfee, MD

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.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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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. Warren MA, Zhao Z, Koyama T, Bastarache JA, Shaver CM, Semler MW, Rice TW, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Ware LB. Severity scoring of lung oedema on the chest radiograph is associated with clinical outcomes in ARDS. Thorax. 2018 Jun 14.
  2. Robles AJ, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Howard BM, Conroy AS, Moazed F, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA. Health Care Utilization and the Cost of Post-Traumatic ARDS Care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Apr 02.
  3. Gotts JE, Chun LF, Abbott J, Fang X, Takasaki N, Nishimura SL, Springer ML, Schick SF, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. Cigarette smoke exposure worsens acute lung injury in antibiotic-treated bacterial pneumonia in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Mar 15.

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