David Janz

David Janz, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Allergy/Immunology
1901 Perdido Street
Suite 3205
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4634
Fax: (504) 568-4295





2014, Postdoctoral Fellowship – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2014, Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2010, Residency – Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2007, M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

2003, B.A. - Psychology/Pre-Med, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA



Dr. David Janz earned his medical degree at the LSU School of Medicine New Orleans followed by completion of an Internal Medicine residency, Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship and Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.  He joined the faculty at LSU in 2014.

Clinical Interests

  • Critical Care
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Education

Research Interests

  • Sepsis
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Transfusions in Critical Illness
  • Critical Care Outcomes
  • Critical Care Education

Selected Publications

Janz DR, Ware LB.  Plasma biomarkers in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a work in progress.  Critical Care Medicine, 2014; 42: 755-756.

Brittain EL, Janz DR, Austin E, Bastarache JA, Wheeler L, Ware LB, Hemnes A.  Elevation of plasma cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary arterial hypertension.  Chest, Epub Jun 19, 2014.

Janz DR, Bastarache JA, Sills G, Wickersham N, May AK, Bernard GR, Ware LB.  Association between haptoglobin, hemopexin, and mortality in adults with sepsis.  Critical Care 2013; 17: R272.

Janz DR, Ware LB.  Biomarkers of ALI/ARDS: pathogenesis, discovery, and relevance to clinical trials.  Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2013; 34: 537-548.

Janz DR, Ware LB.  The needle in the haystack: the search for biomarkers in ARDS.  Critical Care, 2013; 17: 192.

Janz DR, Koyama T, Zhao Z, Cripps B, Cripps B, May AK, Bernard GR, Young PP, Bastarache JA, Ware LB.  Longer storage duration of red blood cells is associated with an increased risk of acute lung injury in patients with sepsis.  Annals of Intensive Care Medicine, 2013; 3: 33.

Janz DR, Bastarache JA, Peterson JF, Sills G, Wickersham N, May AK, Roberts LJ II, Ware LB.  Association between cell-free hemoglobin, acetaminophen, and mortality in patients with sepsis: an observational study.  Critical Care Medicine, 2013; 41: 784-790.

Janz DR, Hollenbeck RD, Pollock J, McPherson J, Rice TW.  Hyperoxia is associated with increased mortality in patients treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia after sudden cardiac arrest.  Critical Care Medicine, 2012; 40: 3135-3139.

Janz DR, Abel TW, Jackson JC, Gunther ML, Heckers S, Ely EW.  Brain autopsy findings in intensive care unit patients previously suffering from delirium: a pilot study.  Journal of Critical Care.  2010; 25: e7-12.

Janz DR, O’Neal HR, Ely EW.  Acute eosinophilic pneumonia: a case report andreview of the literature.  Critical Care Medicine, 2009; 37: 1470-1474.