David E Green, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Office: Atlanta VA Medical Center
Dr. David Green is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He received his doctorate of medicine from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine at Birmingham in 2005 and completed both internship and medical residency training in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Emory University and joined the faculty in 2011. Dr. Green is a staff physician and Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. As a chair of the Career Development Committee, and the Critical Care Ultrasound Education Committee, Dr. Green is actively involved in fellowship education. Additionally, Dr. Green lectures on pulmonary hypertension (PH) pathogenesis and precepts small group study sessions with first year medical students. He also enjoys bedside and small group teaching opportunities with Emory residents while attending on medical intensive care unit and pulmonary consultation services. As a regional Councilor and a Membership Committee member for the Southern American Federation for Medical Research and a member of the Programming Committee for the Pulmonary Circulation assembly of the American Thoracic Society, Dr. Green is active in both regional and national medical societies.
Dr. Green conducts basic and translational research in PH. Current research projects examine mechanisms involved in vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation in experimental models of PH. He specifically evaluates the role of microRNA-21 in the posttranscriptional regulation of mediators of proliferation in the pulmonary vasculature and determines if therapeutic effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) activators in PH occur through modulation of microRNA signaling. Concurrent projects focus on the contribution of microRNA signaling to hypoxia-induced alterations in mitochondrial metabolism in hyperproliferative pulmonary vascular wall cells. Dr. Green was reared in a military family (Airforce) and is thankful for the opportunity to care for and work with members of the armed forces at the Atlanta VA Medical Center every day.