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Neil W. Schluger

Professor of Medicine, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Public Health
Department: 
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Division of
Office: 
PH-8 East, Room 101
Email: 
ns311@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-4904
Fax: 
212-342-5272
Appointments
  • Chief Scientific Officer of the World Lung Foundation
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Biography

Neil W. Schluger, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Science at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Schluger is also the Chief Scientific Officer of the World Lung Foundation. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and took his training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Cornell University Medical Center in New York. He has served as a visiting fellow and guest investigator at the Rockefeller University and in the Pulmonary Branch of the National Hearth, Lung, and Blood Institute of NIH.

Dr. Schluger’s academic career has focused on tuberculosis, a field in which he has worked for the last 18 years. He has performed studies in several areas related to tuberculosis, including: elucidation of the nature of human host responses to tuberculosis; evaluation of novel diagnostic approaches; conventional and molecular epidemiologic studies; and clinical trials. Dr. Schluger is the author of over 100 articles, chapters and books, and his work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, among other journals. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC), an international research consortium funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Research & Other Works
Article
CT Pulmonary Angiography: Increasingly Diagnosing Less Severe Pulmonary Emboli
Article
National trends in emergency room diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, 2001–2010: a cross-sectional study
Article
Recent advances in our understanding of human host responses to tuberculosis
Article
Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: analysis of risk determinants in national surveillance data
Article
Identifying risk factors associated with smear positivity of pulmonary tuberculosis in Kazakhstan
 
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