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  • Atul Malhotra, M.D.

    Atul Malhotra, M.D.

    Professor and Vice Chief of Research, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

     - Pathogenesis of sleep apnea
     - Metabolic/cardiovascular complications of sleep disorders
     - Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome

  •  Robert Owens, M.D.

    Robert Owens, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Owens Lab

     - Pathogenesis of sleep apnea
     - Sleep apnea and chronic lung disease
     - ICU delirium

  • Jeremy Orr, M.D.

    Jeremy Orr, M.D.

    Assistant Clinical Professor

     - Sleep apnea in chronic lung and heart disease
     - Non-invasive ventilation
     - Control of breathing

  • Omar Mesarwi, M.D.

    Omar Mesarwi, M.D.

    Associate Physician

     - Sleep apnea and hypoxia
     - Liver fibrosis and fatty liver disease

  • Rakesh Bhattacharjee, M.D.

    Rakesh Bhattacharjee, M.D.

    Associate Clinical Professor

     - Pediatric sleep medicine
     - Pulmonology

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Stuti Jaiswal, M.D., Ph.D.

    Stuti Jaiswal, M.D., Ph.D.

    Resident (Internal Medicine), KL2 Scholar

  • Christopher Schmickl, Ph.D.

    Christopher Schmickl, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Scholar


Dillon Gilbertson MS, Clinical Research Coordinator
Naa-Oye Bosompra BA, Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Rebbecca Brena BA, RPSGT Clinical Research Coordinator
Jazmin Velaquez BS Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator


  • Frank L. Powell, Ph.D.

    Frank L. Powell, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus, Physiology
    Powell Lab

     - Control of ventilation, especially chemoreception
     - Comparative physiology of gas exchange
     - High Altitude

  • Susan R. Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.

    Susan R. Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Physiology, Radiology)

     - Exercise physiology
     - High altitude physiology
     - Functional lung imaging
     - Pulmonary gas exchange during exercise
     - Elite athlete training

  • David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

    David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor (Radiology)

     - Physiology of functional MRI
     - MRI measurements of cerebral blood flow and metabolis
     - Acclimatization and deacclimatization to hypoxia at altitude

  • Tatum S. Simonson, Ph.D.

    Tatum S. Simonson, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor (Physiology)
    Simonson Lab

     - High-altitude physiology and genetic adaptations in highland populations

  • Ann Elliott, Ph.D.

    Ann Elliott, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist (Physiology, Radiology)

     - Functional lung imaging
     - Pulmonary gas exchange

  • Rebecca Theilmann, Ph.D.

    Rebecca Theilmann, Ph.D.

    Assistant Researcher (Radiology)

     - Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
     - Diffusion tensor imaging

  • Ajit Raisinghani, M.D.

    Ajit Raisinghani, M.D.

    Clinical Professor (Cardiology)


Erik Smales, Staff Research Associate
Rachel Jen, M.D., Visiting Scholar (Canada)
Sylvia Yanru Li, M.D., Visiting Scholar (China)
Dae Kang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
Stacie Moore CRT-SDS, Staff Research Associate
Naomi Deacon Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
Vicky Powell, Staff Research Associate