Faculty Profile

Gokhan Mutlu
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Chief, Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care

Academic Interests

Dr. Mutlu's research is focused on the mechanisms of that underlie the development and resolution of acute lung injury/ARDS and the mechanisms by which particulate matter air pollution causes acute ischemic cardiovascular events. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of the role of alveolar epithelial beta-2 adrenergic receptors in ARDS, including identification of the mechanisms that aid in clearance of excess fluid after lung injury. Currently, his laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which alveolar macrophage beta-2 adrenergic receptors contribute to the release of IL-6 during lung injury/inflammation.

Clinical Interests



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  • MD, 1992, Istanbul University
  • Residency, 1994, Istanbul University, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1997, University of Illinois at Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2000, University of Illinois at Chicago, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2001, University of Illinois at Chicago, Sleep Medicine