Office Address:
1161 21st Avenue South, Medical Center North, Room / Suite A2200, Nashville, TN 37232, Phone 615-322-2035

Professor of Medicine

Director, Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases



MD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
B.S. - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Honors and Awards

Clinical Interest

Research Keywords
The molecular biology and immunopathogenesis of chronic inflammatory states, particularly sarcoidosis.
Research Description

I am interested in exploring the etiology as well as pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory states, particularly sarcoidosis. I am currently using polymerase chain reactions to investigate possible infectious etiologies of sarcoidosis. We are also using techniques such as in situ hybridization to directly localize microbial nucleic acid in the tissue specimens and molecular microarrays in collaboration with our colleagues at Cleveland Clinic, and Medical University of South Carolina.