Office Address:
B1321 MCN (2650), MCN, Room / Suite B1321, Nashville, TN 37232-2650

Professor of Medicine

Previous Role/Title
Professor of Medicine and Ralph and Lulu Owen Endowed Chair, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Director, Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Program


MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
BA, Claremont Mckenna College, Claremont, California

Postgraduate Training

Osler Residency in Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992-1995
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine – University of California San Francisco 1996-1999, Research Fellowship—Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 1998-2002

Clinical Interest

Dr. Ware 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.  
Research Keywords

Translational research in acute lung injury and lung transplantation

Research Description

Our 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.