Ramsey Hachem

Ramsey Hachem, MD

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Specializes In
  • Lung Health (Pulmonology)
Languages Spoken
  • English

Appointments

Sees Patients For

Lung disease, lung transplant

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Locations

Experience

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

The focus of my clinical research is lung transplantation. I am specifically interested in the development, prevention, and management of chronic allograft dysfunction, or bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, after lung transplantation. Our group has identified both allo-immune factors such as minimal acute rejection and the de novo development of anti-HLA antibodies, and non-immune variables such as primary graft dysfunction and viral respiratory tract infections as key risk factors for the development of chronic allograft dysfunction. These highlight the complex interactions between the recipient, the allograft, and the environment that result in allograft injury and remodeling leading to physiologic dysfunction. We are currently investigating therapeutic interventions that might uncouple the relationship between these clinical events and chronic allograft dysfunction, including novel immunosuppressive approaches and anti-inflammatory agents.

Publications & Research

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Education

Fellowship

2003 Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency

2000 UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Medical Degree

1997 University of Texas, Southern Medical Center in Dallas, Dallas, Texas

B.A.

1992 Chemistry, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas