Featured Researcher: Eduardo Egea


Eduardo Egea, MD

Eduardo Egea, MD is a clinical fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in Dr. David Guidot’s lab. The lab’s main focus is on the effects of alcohol and HIV infection on macrophage, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts. Specifically, Dr. Egea’s work focuses on studying alterations in the receptor for advanced glycation end (AGE) products in the rat chronic alcohol exposure model and how these alterations may impair the phagocytic function of alveolar macrophages. His clinical interests include interstitial lung diseases and transplant pulmonology.

Dr. Egea holds an MD from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. He began a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later moved to the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is currently in his final year of pulmonary diseases and critical care training.

In his free time, Dr. Egea enjoys the company of his wife, Silvana, in the adventure of parenting. He is the proud father of two daughters, Emma and Sammi. He also enjoys watching baseball, soccer, and playing video games.

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