Internal Medicine

Joseph Zabner, MD


Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine  - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office: 6324 PBDB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-5401

Lab: 440 EMRB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-385-8460

Web: Zabner Laboratory


MD, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Internship, Presbyterian Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
Fellowship, Research Fellow, Pulmonary Disease, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Texas License - Inactive

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Dr. Zabner's research interests are in gene transfer to human airway epithelia in particular to develop gene therapy for cystic fibrosis. Dr. Zabner also has an interest in the fluid composition of the airway surface liquid, and how it affects innate immunity. His clinical interests are in cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.

Selected Publications

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Bartlett J, Ramachandran S, Wohlford-Lenane C, Barker C, Pezzulo A, Zabner J, Welsh M, Meyerholz D, Stoltz D, McCray, Jr P.  Newborn Cystic Fibrosis Pigs Have a Blunted Early Response to an Inflammatory Stimulus..  American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.  2016 March 30. 

Zabner J, Sanchez de Leon R, Brajkovich I, Zabner J, Martinez-Ruiz R, Angeli S .  Effect of Hypercapnia on Fluid Filtration Rate During Forward and Reverse Perfusion of Isolated Rabbit.  Lungs. Crit. Care Med., .  1986. 14(4):285-287.

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