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

Professor of Medicine

Professional Bio

Lorraine Ware, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She cares for critically ill patients in the Vanderbilt Medical Intensive Care Unit where she is passionate about providing outstanding patient care and training the next generation of pulmonary and critical care physicians. She has a particular interest in acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis.

Dr. Ware’s lab does basic, translational and clinical research on the role of the alveolar epithelium in the pathogenesis and resolution of acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Current projects include studies of the role of cell-free hemoglobin in the pathogenesis of lung epithelial injury in acute lung injury, investigation of the role of alveolar epithelium in modulating intra-alveolar fibrin deposition in the injured lung, translational studies of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in acute lung injury, and studies of donor management for lung transplantation.

Education

MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 1992
Internship - Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 1995
Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 1995
Fellowship - Pulmonary - University of California, SF - 2001
Fellowship - Cardiovascular - U of California SF - 2001