William A. Altemeier, MD

Moira L. Aitken, MD

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Center for Lung Biology
850 Republican Bldg, Rm S384
Campus Box 358052
Seattle, WA 98109

Research Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 616-6140
Fax: (206) 221-0739
Clinic Appointments: (206) 598-4615

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Education and Training

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Nashville, TN, 1986.

Graduate: Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilit University School of Medicne, Nashville, TN, 1992.

Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1992-1993.

Residency in Internal Medicine, Unviersity of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1993-1995.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1995-1998.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

1) Determinants of the Spatial Distribution of Ventilation

2) Mechanisms of Ventilation-Perfusion Matching

3) Moduclation of the Transcriptional Response to Inflammation by Mechanical Ventilation

Representative Publications

Altemeier WA, Robertson HT, McKinney SE, Glenny RW. Pulmonary embolization causes hypoxemia by redistributing blood flow without changing ventilation. J Appl Physiol 1998; 85(6):2337-2343.

Altemeier WA, Robertson HT, Glenny RW. Pulmonary gas exchange analysis using simultaneous deposition of aerosolized and injected microspheres. J Appl Physiol 1998; 85(6): 2344-2351.

Altemeier WA, McKinney SE, Glenny RW. Fractal nature of regional ventilation distribution. J Appl Physiol 2000; 88(5): 1551-1557.

Robertson, HT, Altemeier WA, Glenny RW. Physiological implications of the fractal distribution of ventilation and perfusion in the lung. Ann Biomed Eng. 2000; 28:1028-1031.

Gerbino AJ, Altemeier WA, Schimmel C, Glenny RW. Endotoxemia increases relative perfusion to dorso-caudal lung regions. J Appl Physiol 2001; 90: 1508-1515.

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