Clinical Instructor
Department of Medicine

Project Title: Investigating the Role of Vascular Injury and Physiologic Dead Space in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Anil Sapru – UCLA
Michael Matthay - UCSF

Multidisciplinary expertise:
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Dead Space Ventilation, Critical Care, Endothelial Cells, Clinical Research

Project Description:
Dr. Ana Monteiro is investigating the role of endothelial damage as a unique endotype that contributes to worse outcomes in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). She utilizes serological, transcriptomic and clinical data to evaluate contributors to worse outcomes in ARDS. She hopes to identify niche patient groups that may best respond to therapeutic targets aimed at protecting vascular integrity.