Amy Marie Ahasic MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)
Current ProjectsYale MICU Biorepository project: Principal Investigator on this new initiative to collect clinical data and biologic specimens from a broad range of critically ill patients.
Extensive Research Description
My research interest centers around obesity and metabolic pathways in critical illness. Because of their impact on cardiac and pulmonary function, such pathways may affect risk and prognosis in critical illness. I focus on acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis as common critical illness with systemic physiologic derangements and high morbidity and mortality. The relationship between obesity and ARDS is of particular interest. My current American Heart Association grant focuses on patient-oriented research of both phenotypic and genotypic markers relevant to metabolic pathways, including insulin-like growth factor (IGF) and adipokines, in acute lung injury.