Jimmy Cairo, PhD

School of Allied Health Professions
Professor and Department Head, Cardiopulmonary Science and Physiology
Professor of Anesthesiology, Gratis

School of Allied Health Professions
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4235


BS Microbiology and Chemistry - 1969-1974
University of Southwestern Louisiana

MS Biochemistry - 1974-1977
Tulane University

PhD Physiology - 1981-1986
Louisiana State University Medical Center

Research Interests

Bioluminescence and neutrophil function
Septic shock
Exercise physiology in health and disease
Respiratory function during speech

Teaching Activities

Clinical Pulmonary Physiology
Nutrition in Clinical Practice Research
Methods in Clinical Physiology

Selected Publications

Pilbeam SP and Cairo JM, , Mechanical Ventilation 4th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier, 2005.

Cairo JM and Pilbeam SP, , Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment, 7th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier, 2004.

Cairo JM and Allen RC, Blood Leukocyte Luminescence Bioassay: A eukaryotic approach to studying the effects of toxic chemicals on metabolism. In, Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, Progress and Current Applications, Stanley, PE and Kricka, LJ (editors), London, World Scientific Publishing, 2002.

Cairo JM and Jones T, Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome. In Mishoe, S and Welch, M (Editors):, Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Cairo JM and Pilbeam SP, , Mosby's Respiratory Care Equipment, 6th edition. St. Louis, C.V. Mosby, 1999.

Additional Info

Curriculum Vitae