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Mark D Wewers, MD
Professor of Pulmonology, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
Environmental Health Sciences
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Mark D Wewers, MD is Associate Director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and holds the John A Prior Professorship in the College of Medicine where he is a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Wewers has appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine, of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics and in the Interdisciplinary Program in Biophysics. He is also a member of the Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program. He joined the Ohio State faculty in 1986 after research training in the Pulmonary Branch at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Mark currently is the recipient of NIH funding from the NHLBI and is director of an NIH training grant to study the Molecular Mechanisms of Lung Inflammation. He has served on the NIH Lung Biology Pathology A Study Section and is a frequent reviewer for the NIH.

Selected Publications

Bitterman PB, Rennard SI, Keogh BA, Wewers MD, Adelberg S, Crystal RG. Familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence of lung inflammation in unaffected family members. N Engl J Med 1986; 314:1343 1347.

Wewers MD, Casolaro MA, Sellers SE, et al. Replacement therapy for alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency associated with emphysema. N Engl J Med 1987; 316:1055 1062.

Wewers MD, Diaz PT, Wewers ME, Lowe MP, Nagaraja HN, Clanton TL. Cigarette smoking in HIV infection induces a suppressive inflammatory environment in the lung. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 158:1543-1549, 1998.

Fahy RJ, Lichtenberger F, McKeegan CB, Nuovo GJ, Marsh CB and Wewers MD. The acute respiratory distress syndrome: a role for TGF-?1. Am.J.Resp. Cell Mol Biol 2003; 28(4):499-503.

Wewers MD, Lemeshow SL, Lehman A, Clanton TL and Diaz PT. Lung CD4 Lymphocytes predict survival in asymptomatic Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. Chest 2005;128(4):2262-2267.

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