David M. Guidot, MD
Dr. David M. Guidot is the Jeffrey R. Pine Chaired Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Emory University. He graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan in 1984 and performed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota from 1984-1987, which was followed by an additional year as the program’s chief medical resident from 1987-1988. He then pursued fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado from 1988-1992 and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1992 until he was recruited to Emory University in 1995 where he has been on the faculty for the past 20 years. At Emory he has served in numerous leadership roles including fellowship director, section chief at the Atlanta VA, and Chair of the University Research Committee. In 2009 he became division director and has led a dramatic growth in the division and its fellowship program. Dr. Guidot’s research focuses on the mechanisms by which chronic stresses such as alcohol abuse and HIV infection render individuals susceptible to pneumonia and lung injury, and he directs a translational research program that spans laboratory models to clinical trials in these areas. He has been funded by the NIH and the VA for his research throughout his career at Emory and has mentored more than twenty post-doctoral fellows as well as many more students and residents, and over the past 20 years has mentored and sponsored more than 50 trainees who attended the New Orleans Meeting and presented their research. He was elected to the SSCI in 1996 and has attended every Southern Regional Meeting since moving to Atlanta. He currently is a member of the SSCI Executive Council and is a passionate advocate for the SSCI and its missions.