Janet S. Lee, MD, a highly regarded physician-scientist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been chosen to lead the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her appointment is effective Jan. 3.
Lee comes to Washington University from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and the chair in acute lung injury at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Also director of the Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence and the Pulmonary Translational Research Core at the University of Pittsburgh, Lee cares for patients requiring intensive care as well as those with advanced lung diseases, including acute and chronic respiratory failure. Her research centers on the host response to severe lower respiratory tract infections and the molecular basis of distinct host-pathogen interactions triggering lung injury.