tanyalak parimon, MD

Tanyalak Parimon, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

Boise VA Medical Center
500 West Fort Steet
Boise, Idaho 83702-4598

Office: (208) 422-1000 ext 7242 or (208) 422-1325
Fax: (208) 422-1319

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Education and Training

B.Sc., Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1989.

M.D., Lyceum-Northwestern University, Dagupan City, Philippines, 1993.

Internship, Internal Medicine, Military and Trad Provincial Hospital, Thailand, 1993-1997.

Residency, Internal Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1997-2000.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2000-2002.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002-2005.

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005-2007.

Research Interests

I initiated my academic career in clinical researches during the fellowship training. The primary project was pulmonary function tests and pulmonary complications in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. My current interest is basic research in pulmonary infection, specifically, pathogenesis of bacterial pulmonary diseases. I am based at the Infectious Disease Laboratory in Boise-VAMC.  Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia is a current focus.  I am interested in the pathogenesis of pulmonary necrotizing processes that include alveolo-capillary system disruption and necrosis and lung parenchymal damage from the direct and indirect effect of organism or its extracellular toxins and protein products. We found that at least one S. aureus exotoxin caused platelet/neutrophil aggregations, and this aggregates may play a role in lung necrosis. The long-term goals are to identify the roles of major virulence factors of S. aureus, and to develop adjunct therapies to attenuate the disease severity.

Representative Publications

Parimon T, Madtes DK, Au DH, Clark JG, Chein JW. Pretransplant lung function, respiratory failure, and mortality after stem cell transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005; 172 (3): 384-390.

Parimon T, Au DH, Martin PJ, Chein JW. Development and validation of a Pretransplant Mortality Risk Score for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients. Ann Intern Med 2006; 144 (6): 407-414.

Parimon T, Chien JW, Bryson CL, McDonell MB, Udris EM , Au DH.  Inhaled Corticosteroids and Risk of Lung Cancer among Patient with COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;175 (7):712-9.

Parimon T, Spitters CE, Muangman N, Euathrongchit J, Oren E, Narita M. Unexpected Pulmonary Involvement in Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Patients. Chest 2008; 134(3):589-94.

Stevens DL, Parimon T, Bryant AE. MRSA: Genetics, virulence factors and toxin expression. MRSA 2nd Ed. Informa Healthcare USA, Inc 2009. (in press).


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