Ruxana T Sadikot, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Sadikot graduated from the Bombay University with Medical Doctorate following which she continued her medical training in England, Great Britain where she received the prestigious Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992 from London, United Kingdom. She then trained in respiratory medicine at Yorkshire Health Authority in the U.K following which she moved to the U.S. She completed a fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN in 2001 following which she was appointed as an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. After four years she was recruited to the University of Illinois in Chicago where she served as the associate program director for pulmonary and critical care fellowship and was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. In September 2012 she joined the University of Florida where she served as the section chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Malcom Randall VA Hospital and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine with tenure. In June 2014 Dr. Sadikot was recruited to the Emory University as Professor of Medicine and serves as the section chief of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine at the Atlanta VAMC.

Dr. Sadikot’s  research career has focused on defining the lung immune response and mechanism of lung injury. Her research has been continuously funded by the Department of Veterans affairs since 2002. In particular her research is focused on defining the role of  lipid mediators (prostaglandins) and  superimmunoglobulin receptor TREM-1 in macrophages in resistant infections such as P.aeruginosa.  More recently she has also focused on developing novel nanomedicine approaches to modulate lung immune response. She has published extensively on these topics in high impact peer reviewed journals and book chapters.  She serves on the editorial board of Clinical Respiratory Medicine, Biomedical Research International and Annals of American Thoracic Society. She has mentored several graduate students, residents, post- doctoral fellows and junior faculty through her career.