Dr. 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, Durham, NC, for a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. During his fellowship he acquired the 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.
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. His clinical and laboratory research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and he directs an NIH-supported training program for doctors interested in becoming independent lung researchers. Dr. Lasky has served as the Principal Investigator for studies pertaining to lung fibrosis and is a Steering Committee member of the NIH IPFnet, a select national consortium of investigators working on developing a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. He is engaged in designing, conducting, and monitoring clinical lung studies, and is involved in writing medical society guidelines for the care of patients with lung fibrosis.
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
- Pathobiology of pulmonary fibrosis
- Isocyanate and other workplace asthmas
- Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension as related to the PDGF signal transduction