Dr. Joseph (Joe) Lasky earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He then completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lasky attended Duke University in Durham, NC, for a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. During his fellowship he acquired skills for basic science research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. He is currently a Tenured Professor of Medicine and the Pulmonary/Critical Care Section Chief at Tulane University Medical School. He is also the Deming Chair for Internal Medicine.
Dr. Lasky is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. Dr. Lasky’s main clinical and research interest is the study of pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring), and also includes the effects of the microbiome (viruses and other microorganisms that colonize our bodies) on lung diseases. Dr. Lasky is an author on over 100 publications pertaining to pulmonary fibrosis, which span basic molecular science to clinical trials. He has been engaged in designing, conducting, and monitoring clinical lung studies, and has been involved in writing medical society guidelines for the care of patients with lung fibrosis. He also serves as Chair of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Research Advisory Committee.
For information on how to set up a clinic appointment with Dr. Lasky please go to Tulane Lung Center.
If you are a patient interested in active pulmonary fibrosis trials at Tulane please go to Pulmonary Fibrosis Trials.
If you are a student or researcher interested in lung research please go to Pulmonary Research Laboratory.
• Pulmonary fibrosis
• The impact of RNA splicing on disease
• Epstein-Barr virus as it relates to cancer and fibrosis
View Dr. Lasky's publications at his PubMed page.