ILD includes a heterogeneous group of respiratory disorders usually of unknown cause, characterized by inflammatory or fibrotic infiltration of the alveolar walls and spaces. Advances in our understanding of events leading to lung injury and the response to that damage have resulted in improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of these disorders.
Examples of interstitial lung disease include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (and its variants), nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, eosinophilic pneumonia, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, and ILD associated with connective tissue diseases.
Duke has a world famous Lung Transplant Program, and we routinely consider patients with progressive ILD for transplant if appropriate. Duke is well qualified to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to patients with severe ILD.
Scientists at Duke are striving to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to ILD. The ILD Clinic at Duke is participating in several multi-center clinical trials to test new and promising medications for treatment of IPF.
Multidisciplinary ILD Board and Working Group
Each week, new ILD cases are presented. Clinical data, radiographic images and biopsy specimens (when available) are reviewed by a team of pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists with specific expertise in the field of ILD. The goal of this conference is to improve diagnostic accuracy through an interactive and dynamic approach. Treatment and management plans are also discussed.
ILD Clinic Team
Lake Morrison, MD - Assistant Professor and Program Director
Christina Barkauskas, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine
Julie Fried, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chad Kloefkorn, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvey Marshall III, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine
Alyssa Soskis, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aparna Swaminathan, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine
Robert Tighe, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine
Christine Anderson, DNP
ILD Research Trials Coordinator
Shannon D. Tilley RRT, RCP, CRC
Lisa Holmes, CRC