Internal Medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

J. Joseph Vempilly, MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK), FCCP

Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Asthma Education Program
Director, Pulmonary Function Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    Medical School: St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India
    Residency: St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India
  Postgraduate: Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
  Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
    Board Certified:

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care

  Awards and Recognition: Du-Pont Critical Care/ACCP Young Investigator Award 1990, American College of Chest Physicians Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award. Division of Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 1994 Outstanding teacher award in Clinical Medicine 2005, Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain Examiner, Royal College of Physicians: Examiner for PACES clinical examination, 2001-2005
    Consultant to Editorial Board: Annals of Internal Medicine from 1992 - 1995 Emirates Medical Journal from 1999

Chest from 2002

International Journal of Infectious Disease from 2003 Archives of Medical Science from 2004 Examiner, Royal College of Physicians:    Examiner for PACES clinical examination, 2001-2005
    Grant Awards:
  1. The role of transforming growth factor-B, decorin and 1 25 dihydroxy vitamin in animal model of granulomatous lung disease induced by Mycobacterium butyricum. 1995-1997, American Lung Association.
  2. The role of interleukins and transforming growth factor in the pathogenesis of asthma.  Hamadan Research Grant Award, Dubai, UAE from 2000 December
  3. The effect of TGF beta on in vitro production of TH2 cytokines and IgE by PBMC. Hamadan Research Grant Award, Dubai, UAE from 2002 December
  4. Comparison of Th-1 and Th-2 intracellular cytokine profiles between atopic and non-atopic asthmatics and their [clinical and biological]responses to a leukotriene receptor antagonist or corticosteroid therapy . Interdisciplinary grant, UAEU University, 2003-2005
  5. Air Pollution, Viral Infection, and Asthma Exacerbation:  Application of multiplex Immunoproteomics to Detect Biomarkers in Inflammation and Infection, a Collaborative Research Pilot Project, Fresno Air Board
    Research:
  1. Study of Th2/Th1 cytokine profiles in asthmatics and normal controls  
  2. Intracellular cytokine expression in asthma
  3. Effect of Transforming Growth factor Beat-1 on Th2 cytokines production by PBMC in asthmatics
  4. Survey of asthma among Al Ain schoolboys using a written questionnaire and video recording (ISAAC).
  5. The role of Consanguinity in the pathogenesis of asthma in the UAE
  6. Immunoglobulin Gm and Km allotypes in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis.1994, Division of Immunology, MUSC, Charleston SC
  7. Co-Investigator for NIH AR36066-07. “Bone and Mineral Metabolism in Blacks and Whites”. MUSC, USA,1994
  8. Co-Investigator July 1993-July 1995: Study of TLC-53 in Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. MUSC, USA
  9. Air Pollution, Viral Infection, and Asthma Exacerbation:  Application of multiplex Immunoproteomics to Detect Biomarkers in Inflammation and Infection, a Collaborative Research Pilot Project     
  10. Clinical epidemiology of  Pulmonary Coccidiodiomycosis in Central Valley, California
    Publications (since 2009):

Joseph M, Zoubeidi T, Al-Dhaheri SM, Al-Dhaheri AA, Al-Kaabi FM, Al-Muhairi SJ, Joseph J.  Consanguinity increases the risk of childhood asthma among girls in the United Arab Emirates.  J Asthma 2009;46:2,175-178.


Channabasaviah A, Joseph J.  Thoracic endometriosis: Revisiting the Association Between Clinical Presentation and Thoracic Pathology Based on Thoracoscopic Findings in 110 Patients. Medicine 2010 May;89(3):183-8.


Kandaswamy C, Bird G, Gill N, Math E, Vempilly JJ.  Severe Tracheomalacia in ICU: Identification of diagnostic criteria and risk factor analysis from a case control study.  Respiratory Care 2013;58(2):340-347.


Ghahremani-Ghajar M, Harada S, Tabassomi M, Vempilly JJ.  An Unusual Case of Resistant Hepatic Hydrothorax Treated with Octreotide Infusion.  McGill Journal of Medicine in press 2013.


Jain V, Abejie B, Bashir M, Tyner T, Joseph J.  Lung volume abnormalities and its correlation to spirometric and demographic variables in adult asthma. Journal of Asthma in press 2013.


Ghahremani-Ghajar M, Harada S, Tabassomi M, Vempilly JJ.  An Unusual Case of Resistant Hepatic Hydrothorax Treated with Octreotide Infusion.  McGill Journal of Medicine in press 2013.


Vempilly J, Abejie B, Diep V, Gushiken M, Rawat M, Tyner TR. The synergetic effect of ambient PM2.5 exposure and rhinovirus infection in airway dysfunction in asthma: A pilot observational study from the central valley of california. Exp Lung Res. 2013 Dec; 39(10):434-40. PMID: 24245976