Presenter: Zea Borok, MD
Professor of Medicine, Ralph Edgington Chair in Medicine, Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Borok‘s clinical interests include acute lung injury and intensive care. Her research interests include transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of alveolar epithelial cell differentiation/plasticity, modulation of alveolar epithelial cell phenotype and recovery following lung injury, role of alveolar epithelium in pulmonary fibrosis, biology of lung stem cells and alveolar epithelial tight junction regulation.
After completing medical school in her native South Africa, Dr. Borok completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Following a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, she completed fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Borok joined the faculty of USC in 1990 and quickly distinguished herself as a prominent medical researcher, educator and practitioner. She holds several administrative and academic positions and directs an active research program in mechanisms of lung injury repair.