James McCauley Walter

  • 237 Citations
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Research Interests

James Walter, MD is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Medical Director of the Northwestern Lung Rescue Program. Dr. Walter attended Princeton University followed by medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Walter’s clinical interests are in the care of adult patients with acute respiratory failure and shock including the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. His research is focused on the use of next generating sequencing techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe pneumonia. Dr. Walter has a strong interest in medical education and is involved in teaching and curricular development for both undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Training Experience

2013Residency, University of Michigan
2017Fellowship, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Chicago

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  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Ultrasound
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-Graduate Medical Education
  • Sepsis
  • Undergraduate Medical Education

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Grants 2018 2021

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 237 Citations
  • 11 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate
  • 3 Letter

Erratum: Metformin Targets Mitochondrial Electron Transport to Reduce Air-Pollution-Induced Thrombosis (Cell Metabolism (2019) 29(2) (335–347.e5), (S1550413118305862) (10.1016/j.cmet.2018.09.019))

Soberanes, S., Misharin, A., Jairaman, A., Morales-Nebreda, L., McQuattie-Pimentel, A. C., Cho, T., Hamanaka, R. B., Meliton, A. Y., Reyfman, P. A., Walter, J. M., Chen, C. I., Chi, M., Chiu, S., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, F. J., Antalek, M., Abdala-Valencia, H., Chiarella, S. E., Sun, K. A., Woods, P. S., Ghio, A. J. & 12 othersJain, M., Perlman, H. R., Ridge, K. M., Morimoto, R. I., Sznajder, J. I., Balch, W. E., Bhorade, S. M., Bharat, A., Prakriya, M., Chandel, N., Mutlu, G. M. & Budinger, GR. S., Feb 5 2019, In : Cell Metabolism. 29, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Air Pollution
Electron Transport
9 Citations (Scopus)

Alveolar Macrophages

Joshi, N., Walter, J. M. & Misharin, A., Aug 1 2018, In : Cellular Immunology. 330, p. 86-90 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alveolar Macrophages
Surface-Active Agents
1 Citation (Scopus)
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Intravenous Administration
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Water-Electrolyte Balance
2 Citations (Scopus)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Artificial Respiration
Vital Capacity

Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Walter, J. M., Corbridge, T. C. & Singer, B., Dec 1 2018, In : Southern Medical Journal. 111, 12, p. 746-753 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial Respiration
Respiratory Mechanics
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Mechanical Ventilators
Respiratory System