David M Guidot, MD
Director and Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Emory University Department of Medicine
Dr. Guidot completed undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Michigan, obtaining his MD in 1984. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota from 1984-1987 and then served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. After his chief residency, he moved to the University of Colorado for clinical and research fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine from 1988-1992 where he worked in the laboratories of John Repine and Joe McCord. After three years as Assistant Professor at Colorado he was recruited to Emory University in 1995 by Dr. Roland Ingram and started an independent research laboratory at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. In 1999 he was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure, and in 2006 was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine with tenure. He has served in numerous leadership positions since joining the Emory faculty, including Pulmonary Section Chief at the VA, Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, and Associate Division Director for Research. In 2009 he became Division Director and in 2010 was named the Jeffrey R. Pine Endowed Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Guidot’s research career has focused on the mechanisms by which chronic insults such as alcohol abuse and HIV infection cause oxidative stress and render individuals susceptible to pneumonia and acute lung injury. He has been continuously funded by the NIH and the VA for two decades and directs a large multidisciplinary research program that spans experimental laboratory studies to clinical trials. He is a dedicated mentor who has trained more than twenty post-doctoral MD and PhD fellows, many of whom remain in academic careers, and has directed an NIH T32 training program since 2002. He also mentors multiple junior faculty investigators on their NIH- or VA-funded career development awards. He continues to see patients and supervise students, residents and fellows at multiple sites within the Emory system including the Atlanta VA, the Emory Clinic, and Grady Memorial Hospital.