Richard Albert, MD

Dr. Albert is a member of the Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the department’s Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Albert’s decades-long research program has focused on laboratory and clinical studies targeting the pathophysiology and treatment of ARDS, and clinical trials aimed at trying to reduce and treat acute exacerbations of COPD. In ARDS, Dr. Albert has led research on the use of intermittent sighs incorporated into mechanical ventilation based on the idea that stretching the lung causes the type 2 pneumocytes to secrete surfactant. Dr. Albert graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine