Postgraduate Training

Vanderbilt University Medical School

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brief Bio

Dr. Matt Semler is a pulmonologist who is strongly involved in clinical research for the care and assessment of critical care patients, especially those with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. Within this area he is particularly interested in fluid management and in assessment of management tools, didactics, and teaching. Dr. Semler has worked closely with Drs. Gordon R. Bernard, Arthur P. Wheeler, and Todd W. Rice who are well recognized in the field of critical care. Recently, Dr. Semler has published manuscripts in the areas of fluid resuscitation in patients with ARDS, biomarkers of fluid status in ARDS, and airway management of critically ill patients. Dr. Semler collaborates with members of the PETAL Network, a NIH/NHLBI-sponsored network of physicians and scientists investigating novel therapies in the early prevention and treatment of patients with acute lung injury.

Annandale, VA
Previous Institution
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Previous Role/Title
Fellow-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


M.D. - University of Virginia School of Medicine
M.S.C.I. - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine