Faculty Profile

Lucas Kimmig
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Kimmig’s research interests focus on the pathology and treatment of acute respiratory failure and shock in the intensive care unit. In particular, he is interested in improving outcomes for ARDS and the role for extracorporeal life support, resuscitative targets in shock, and care quality.

Clinical Interests

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal life support (ECLS, e.g. ECMO, ECCO2R), shock, resuscitation, advanced lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease


  • Kimmig LM, Stutz MR, Husain AN, Bag R. Identification of a Novel EIF2AK Variant and Genetics-Assisted Approach to Diagnosis of Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis. Accepted for Publication. Lung. 2022
  • Kimmig LM, Wu D, Gold M, Pettit NN, Pitrak D, Mueller J, Husain AN, Mutlu EA, Mutlu GM. IL-6 Inhibition in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Is Associated With Increased Secondary Infections. Front Med (Lausanne). 2020 Oct 28;7:583897.
  • Kimmig, LM, Liao C, Bag R. Ambulatory Transition from Parenteral Prostanoid to Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Lung. 2020 Feb;198(1):53-58
  • Woods PS, Kimmig LM, Meliton AY, Sun KA, Tian Y, O'Leary EM, Gökalp GA, Hamanaka RB, Mutlu GM. Tissue Resident Alveolar Macrophages Do Not Rely on Glycolysis for LPS-induced Inflammation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. Vol 62, Iss 2, pp 243–255, Feb 2020.
  • Kimmig LM, Palevsky HI. Review of the Association between Splenectomy and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):945-54.


  • MD, 2010, University of Freiburg School of Medicine, Germany,
  • Residency, 2012, Unniversity Hospital Cologne, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 2015, Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2020, The University of Chicago, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine