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Bennett deBoisblanc, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Professor of Medicine and Physiology

Director, Critical Care Services, Medical Center of Louisiana

Co-Director, Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at ILH

Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Allergy/Immunology
1901 Perdido Street
Suite 3205
New Orleans, LA 70112 
504.568.4634  Phone
504.568.4295  FAX

bdeboi@lsuhsc.edu

Degrees

MD - 1981
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Bio Dr. deBoisblanc's research interests include ARDS and pulmonary hypertension. He is Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Critical Care Clinical Center which is one of 10 academic centers within the NIH sponsored ARDS clinical trials network (ARDSnet). He also collaborates with investigators in the Department of Physiology on basic science research projects. Dr. deBoisblanc has received numerous teaching awards. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in bedside critical care procedures. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Critical Care Medicine, and is recognized nationally as a member of the Best Doctors in America for his clinical excellence.

Internship: Flexible
Charity Hospital of Louisiana,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981-1982

Residency: Internal Medicine
Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982-1985

Fellowships:
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine,
Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985-1988

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine
Research Interests Pulmonary hypertension
Acute lung injury
Sepsis
Bedside Critical Care Procedure
Selected Publications

deBoisblanc BP. “Acute lung injury: New insights from computed tomography.” Crit Care Med 33:2005. 900. 

Rizvi K, deBoisblanc BP, Truwit JD, Dhillon G, Arroliga A, Fuchs BD, Guntupalli KK, Hite D, Hayden D for the NIH/NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network. “Effect of airway pressure display on inter-observer agreement in the assessment of vascular pressures in patients with acute lung injury and ARDS.” Crit Care Med 33:2005. 98-103. 

Pellett A, deBoisblanc BP, Welsh D. “Low positive end-expiratory pressure does not exacerbate nebulized-acid lung injury in dogs.” J Crit Care 20:2005. 97-105. 

deBoisblanc BP. “Black Hawk please come down: Reflections on Charity Hospital’s struggle to survive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 172(10):2005. 1239-1240. 

Wiedemann HP, Wheeler AP, Bernard GR, Thompson BT, Hayden D, deBoisblanc B, Connors AF, Hite RD, Harabin AL, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Clinical Trials Network. “Comparison of two fluid-management strategies in acute lung injury.” New Eng J Med 354(21):June 2006. 2564-2575. 

Wheeler AP, Bernard GR, Thompson BT, Schoenfeld D, Wiedemann HP, deBoisblanc B, Connors AF, Hite RD, Harabin AL, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Clinical Trials Network. “Pulmonary-artery versus central venous catheter to guide treatment of acute lung injury.” New Eng J Med 354(21):May 2006. 2213-2224. 

Chitty S, deBoisblanc B. “Recognizing PAH in patients with systemic sclerosis.” J Respir Dis Supplement: June 2006. 19-23.