William J. Janssen
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 — Best Doctors, Inc.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests are in critical care medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. I also specialize in the treatment of septic shock, acute lung injury, and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome).

 

Research Interests

My research is focused on mechanisms of repair following acute and chronic lung injury. This includes studying how lung collectins influence alveolar macrophage phenotype, function, and fate in healthy lungs and during inflammation. I am also interested in the role that bone-marrow-derived stem cells (including endothelial progenitor cells) play in recovery from lung injury.

Education

Education
The Ohio State University, MD
The Ohio State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
Residency
The Ohio State University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Colorado Denver, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine,
Pulmonary Medicine,
Critical Care

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians

Publications

Sareli AE, Janssen WJ, Sterman D, Saint S, Pyeritz RF. What’s the connection? New Eng J. Med. 2008; 358(6):626-32.

Ezzie E, Janssen WJ, O’Brien, JM, Fox C, Schwarz MI. Failure to respond, New Eng J Med. 2008; 358(1):70-4.

Linderman DL, Janssen WJ. Critical care medicine for the hospitalist. Med Clin N. America 2008;92:467–479.

Janssen WJ, McPhillips KA, Dickinson MG, Derek J. Linderman DJ, Morimoto K, Xiao YQ, Oldham KM, Vandivier RW,Henson PM, Gardai SJ.Surfactant Proteins A and D Tonically Suppress Alveolar Macrophage Phagocytosis via Interaction with SIRP?. Am J Respir Cell Crit Care Med. 2008;178)2):158-67

McPhillips K, Janssen WJ, Ghosh M, Byrne A, Gardai SJ, Remigio L, Bratton DL, Kang JL, Henson PM. TNFa inhibits macrophage clearance of apoptotic cells via cPLA2 and oxidant-dependent mechanisms. J Immunol. 2007;178(12):8117-2612.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital
  • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

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