Associate Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Julie Bastarache, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She sees patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, in both the ICU and inpatient medical wards. She is also medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and has a particular clinical interest in sepsis, ARDS and non-pulmonary organ dysfunction.

The goal of Dr. Bastarache's research program is to understand the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis and to uncover novel approaches to prevention and treatment of these devastating conditions. As a physician-scientist, her aim is to uncover novel mechanisms that contribute to the development of sepsis and ARDS with the ultimate goal of identifying new biologic targets and unique therapeutic approaches that can be translated to clinical practice.

Dr. Bastarache's research is translational and combines studies in cell culture, human and mouse experimental models, and human samples from patients with sepsis and ARDS.


MD - Vanderbilt University - 1999
Internship - Vanderbilt University - 2000
Residency - Vanderbilt University - 2002
Fellowship - Allergy/Pulmonary - Vanderbilt University - 2005