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Research Interests

My primary goal is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to people with lung diseases or in the ICU. I am a board-certified pulmonologist and intensivist and have sub-specialty interests in cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and lung transplant. During my fellowship, I acquired experience in laboratory science under Jing Liu, PhD, and firmly believe advancement of excellent medicine is only possible through scientific research. To that end, I spend a portion of my time committed to research of lung disease biology.

I am interested in using cells from the nose (nasal epithelium) to study an array of lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis, COPD, bronchiectasis, and interstitial lung diseases. In the future, this could ideally provide a more accessible, less risky alternative to lung biopsy.

I specialize in critical care medicine, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, and bronchiectasis.

Training Experience

2012Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2009

Research interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Transplantation

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Cystic Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Nasal Mucosa Medicine & Life Sciences
RNA Sequence Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Bronchiectasis Medicine & Life Sciences
Sweat Medicine & Life Sciences
Erythropoiesis Medicine & Life Sciences
Up-Regulation Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2016 2023

Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator
Nasal Mucosa
Cystic Fibrosis
Epithelial Cells
Cystic Fibrosis
Patient Care
Pulmonary Hypertension
Lung Diseases
JNK Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
Chronic Bronchitis

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 18 Citations
  • 6 Article
Open Access
RNA Sequence Analysis
Cystic Fibrosis
Blood Cells

A young man with fevers and an invasive mediastinal mass

Sala, M. A., Celli, D., Yeldandi, A., Gillespie, C. T. & Argento, A. C., Dec 2018, In : Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 15, 12, p. 1477-1482 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Inflammatory pathways are upregulated in the nasal epithelium in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Sala, M. A., Balderas-Martínez, Y. I., Buendía-Roldan, I., Abdala-Valencia, H., Nam, K., Jain, M., Bhorade, S., Bharat, A., Reyfman, P. A., Ridge, K. M., Pardo, A., Sznajder, J. I., Budinger, G. R. S., Misharin, A. V. & Selman, M., Nov 26 2018, In : Respiratory Research. 19, 1, 233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Nasal Mucosa
RNA Sequence Analysis
4 Citations (Scopus)

JNK2 up-regulates hypoxia-inducible factors and contributes to hypoxia-induced erythropoiesis and pulmonary hypertension

Sala, M. A., Chen, C., Zhang, Q., Do-Umehara, H. C., Wu, W., Misharin, A. V., Waypa, G. B., Fang, D., Budinger, G. R. S., Liu, S., Chandel, N. S., Schumacker, P. T., Sznajder, J. I. & Liu, J., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 1, p. 271-284 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1
Pulmonary Hypertension
Protein Kinases
10 Citations (Scopus)

Tezacaftor for the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Sala, M. A. & Jain, M., Sep 2 2018, In : Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 12, 9, p. 725-732 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cystic Fibrosis
Phase III Clinical Trials
Drug Combinations
Ion Channels