david j. pierson, MD

David J. Pierson. MD

Professor Emeritus
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Campus Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Academic Office: (206) 744-3356
Fax: (206) 744-8584
Clinic Appointments: (206) 744-3123

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Education and Training

B.A. in Humanities, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1965.

B.A. in General Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1965.

M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1969.

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1971.

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1972.

Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center,
Denver, CO, 1974.

Research Interests

Complications of mechanical ventilation and ICU care, particularly their clinical epidemiology and risk factors; Respiratory therapy techniques, particularly clinical efficacy, cost-effectiveness, CQI, and educational issues; Writing, editing, and publishing in clinical medicine.

Representative Publications

Pierson DJ. The top 10 reasons manuscripts are not accepted for publication. Respir Care 2004; 49(10):1246-52.

Pierson DJ. Tracheostomy and weaning. Respir Care 2005; 50(4):526-533.

Pierson DJ, Hill NS. Acute ventilatory failure. In Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Murray JF, Nadel JA, eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, 4th Edition, 2005: 2379-2398.

Pierson DJ. History and epidemiology of noninvasive ventilation in the acute-care setting. Respir Care. 2009 Jan;54(1):40-52.

Pierson DJ. Translating evidence into practice. Respir Care 2009 Oct;54(10):1386-401.

Pierson DJ. The physiology of dinosaurs: Circulatory and respiratory function in the largest animals ever to walk the earth. Respir Care 2009;54(7):887-911.

Pierson DJ. Patient-ventilator interaction: conference summary. Respir Care 2010;55 (in press).


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