michael p. hlastala, phd

Michael P. Hlastala, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Biophysics
and Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Education and Training

B.S. Diploma in Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1966.

Ph.D. in Physiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1969

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Research projects all deal with the gas exchange function of the lungs. Studies into the mechanisms governing the matching of ventilation and perfusion. Studies deal with the effects of stresses, such as exercise, high gravity, and low gravity. Projected studies will also deal with the impact of lung disease on the VA/Q controlling mechanisms.

Representative Publications

Glenny RW, Bernard S, Robertson HT and Hlastala MP. Gravity is an important but secondary determinant of regional pulmonary blood flow in upright primates. J Appl Physiol 86:623-632, 1999.

vanLobenSels EM, Anderson JC, Hildebrandt J and Hlastala MP. Modeling diffusion limitation of gas exchange in lungs containing perfluorocarbon. J Appl Physiol 86:273-284, 1999.

Walther SM, Domino KB, Glenny RW and Hlastala MP. Positive end-expiratory pressure redistributes perfusion to dependent lung regions in supine but not in prone sheep. Crit Care Med 27:37-45, 1999.

Hlastala MP, Chornuk MA, Self DA, Kallas HJ, Burns JW, Bernard S, Polissar NL and Glenny RW. Pulmonary blood flow redistribution by increased gravitational force. J Appl Physiol 84:1278-1288, 1998.

Hlastala MP. The alcohol breath test - A brief review. J Appl Physiol 84:401-408, 1998.


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