Guido Musch, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My field of research centers on the development and application of pulmonary functional imaging, especially with Positron Emission Tomography (PET), to further our understanding of the pathophysiology of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In particular, we have developed methods to measure pulmonary inflammation noninvaseively using PET. We use these methods to test new therapies and ventilatory strategies, with the goal of improving the outcome of ARDS and VILI.