catherine l. hough, md, Msc


Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 Nnth Avenue, Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Office: 206-744-4523
Fax: (206) 744-8584

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Education and Training

BA in Biology, University of California, Berkeley CA 1991.

MD, University of California, San Francisco CA 1996.

MSc. in Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2003.

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 1999.

Chief Residency, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA 2001.

Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2004.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Clinical and translational research in critical care and acute lung injury, with a focus on long-term outcomes. Current research projects include "Recovery After Lung Injury", a prospective study of the biology, epidemiology and outcomes of critical illness neuromyopathy in patients with ALI; studies of neuromyopathy in late ARDS, and epidemiology and outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation after ALI.

Representative Publications

Hough CL, Hudson LD, Salud AS, Lahey T and Curtis JR, "Death Rounds: End of Life Discussions among Medical Residents in the ICU," Journal of Critical Care 2005; 20(1): 20-25.

Hough CL, Kallet RH, Ranieri VM, Rubenfeld GR, Luce JM, and Hudson LD, "Intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure in ARDS Network subjects," Critical Care Medicine 2005; 33(3) 527-532.

Steinberg KP, Hudson LD, Goodman RB, Hough CL, Lanken PN, Hyzy R, Thompson BT, and Ancukiewicz M for the NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network,"The efficacy and safety of corticosteroids for persistent acute respiratory
distress syndrome", New England Journal of Medicine, 2006; 354(16):1671-84.

Hough CL. "Neuromuscular Sequelae in Survivors of Acute Lung Injury" Clinics in Chest Medicine 2006; 27(4) 691-704.

Hudson LD, Lee CM: "Neuromuscular Sequelae of Critical Illness" New England Journal of Medicine, 2003; 348(8): 745-7.


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