- Defining the Role of Alveolar Epithelial Cells in Pulmonary Innate Immunity
- Acute Lung Injury Due to Hyperoxia Mechanisms and Opportunities for Modulation
- Translational Studies to Improve the Outcome for Patients With Acute Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Professor
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research and Education Building
26 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Robert Paine is Chief of the Division of Respiratory, Critical Care and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a tenured professor and holds the Kenneth P. Burbidge Presidential Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Medicine and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Paine leads the Pulmonary Division in its multiple missions within the University of Utah and is actively engaged in clinical care, basic and clinical research, and medical education. He came to the University of Utah to lead the Pulmonary Division in 2007 after 19 years on faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School where he was Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Paine has a long term research interest in alveolar epithelial cell biology in health and disease. In particular, he has studied the role of the alveolar epithelium in pulmonary innate immunity and in the response to acute lung injury. He directs an active basic research laboratory focused on the role on granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in pulmonary innate immunity and its expression in alveolar epithelial cells. His clinical research activities have involved studies of the potential role of GM-CSF for treatment of human acute lung injury and studies of the impact of air pollution on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Paine is engaged in education of medical students, house officers and fellows in clinical aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is program director of an NIH-sponsored multidisciplinary training grant in pulmonary and critical care research.
Dr. Paine has wide ranging clinical interests in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is actively engaged in the care of critically ill individuals in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). In the outpatient arena his practice is focused on care of patients with COPD and individuals with unexplained dyspnea. In addition to his clinical work, since moving to Utah he has been engaged in policy issues related to air pollution and sits on the State of Utah Air Quality Board.