robb w. glenny, md

Robb W. Glenny, MD

Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Professor & Head, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific,, Campus Box 356522
Seattle, WA 98195-6522
Research Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 543-3166
Fax: (206) 685-8673
Clinic Appointments: (206) 744-3123

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Education and Training

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1979.

M.A. in Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1980.

M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1984.

Internship in Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1985.

Residency in Internal Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1987.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1991.

Guggenheim Fellowship, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999-2000

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Interests are descriptors, models, and mechanisms of pulmonary perfusion and ventilation heterogeneity with respect to both spatial and temporal distributions. Now focusing on mechanisms of isogravitational and temporal perfusion and ventilation heterogeneity. Future plans are to elucidate some of the mechanisms responsible for matching of ventilation and perfusion. Clinical research interest are in exercise physiology and testing.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Fluorescent Microsphere Resource Center. 

Representative Publications

Glenny RW. Spatial Correlation of Regional Pulmonary Perfusion. J. Appl. Physiol. 1992;72:2378-2386.

Glenny RW, Bernard SL, Robertson HT. Pulmonary blood flow remains fractal down to the level of gas exchange. J. Appl. Physiol. 2000;89:742-748.

Glenny RW, Lamm WJE, Bernard SL, An D, Chornuck M, Pool SL, Wagner Jr. WW, Hlastala MP, Robertson HT. Redistribution of pulmonary perfusion during weightlessness and increased gravity. J. Appl. Physiol. 2000;89:1239-1248.

Gharib SA, Luchtel DL, Madtes DK, Glenny RW. Global Gene Annotation Analysis and Transcriptional Profiling Identify Key Biological Modules in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension. Physiol Genomics 2005;22:14-23

Glenny RW, Bernard SL, Neradilek B, Pollisar N. Quantifying the genetic influence on mammalian vascular trees structure. PNAS 2007;104(16):6858-63.


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