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Lucas Kimmig

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Lucas Kimmig is a pulmonologist and intensivist whose research interests include the mechanisms of organ failure in sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and extracorporeal life support. He has also studied alveolar macrophages and cellular metabolism. His clinical interests lie in critical illness, advanced lung diseases, and reducing health inequities.

His work has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Frontiers in Medicine (Lausanne), Journal of Medical Virology, eLife, Lung, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lipid Insights, and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Kimmig received his MD summa cum laude from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He completed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Chicago Medicine. He then joined the University of Giessen, Germany, as a clinician-scientist, sharing his time between the intensive care unit and the laboratory.

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