I am a Professor and Pulmonary Physiologist in the Department of Surgery at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I direct the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory, which uses clinically applicable large animal models to study the pathophysiology and treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). My current research is focused on the viscoelastic nature of alveolar recruitment and collapse and how the mechanical breath component of time at inspiration and expiration can effectively open and stabilize the acutely injured lung. Understanding the dynamic mechanics of alveolar inflation and deflation provides mechanistic understanding to the clinical efficacy of the (TCAV™) Method of applying Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) to prevent ARDS.
“Truth in science is not majority rule. The truth may be that of the sole decenter” – Richard Dawkins