Vibha Lama, MD, MS, Henry Sewall Research Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine, earned her medical degree from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Lama completed residencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University. She completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Michigan Medicine and subsequently joined the faculty in 2002.
Dr. Lama’s research focuses on fibrosis pathways in the lung that is common to several pulmonary conditions. She is an expert on the mesenchymal cell and its fibrogenic transformation regarding lung transplants. Dr. Lama holds NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grants, as well as performs clinical trials related to anti-fibrotic compounds. Dr. Lama has published 75 peer-reviewed articles in her field. These include first and senior-authored papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, JCI Insight, JCI, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Pathology, Stem Cells, Journal of Immunology, among others. She is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.