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Victor Tseng, MD, Pulmonology, Atlanta, GA, National Jewish Health


Pulmonology Atlanta, GA

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine


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  • Office

    615 Michael Street Suite 205
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Atlanta, GA 30322
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  • My research program focuses on the regulation and dysfunction of mitochondrial energy metabolism in cardiopulmonary disease processes such as pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, lung injury, and shock. The vision our lab is to develop novel, precise, and affordable treatments to decrease death and disability amongst Veterans and beyond. Bold patient-oriented translation is emphasized by collaborations with clinicians and investigators across our healthcare system.

    My clinical practice focuses on multidisciplinary critical care, general pulmonology, and pulmonary hypertension.

    I am committed to teaching graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, and allied providers in the clinic, classroom, and laboratory environments.
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Education & Training

  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Pulmonary Vascular Biology, 2018
  • Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical CenterPost-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Laboratory - Adaptation to Hypoxia Program, 2016 - 2018
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of MedicineFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 2015 - 2018
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 2012 - 2015
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthClass of 2012
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonBSE, Bioengineering , Honors and Distinction
  • Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute
    Cleveland Clinic - Lerner Research Institute Visiting Scholar, Glycobiology

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2018 - 2024
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License Current
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life SupportAmerican Heart Association
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Diseases
  • Basic Life SupportAmerican Heart Association

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Pulmonary Circular Travel Award American Thoracic Society, 2019
  • Entelligence Young Investigator Award Actelion Pharmaceuticals, 2019
  • Pulmonary Circulation Abstract Scholarship American Thoracic Society, 2018
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • TGFβ-1 Mediates Alcohol-Induced Nrf2 Suppression in Lung Fibroblasts  
    Sueblinvong V, Tseng, VM, Saghafi R, Mills ST, Neujahr DC, and Guidot DM, Alcohol Clin Exp Re, 11/2014
  • Efficient Assessment of Peripheral Blood Lymphocytosis in Adults: Developing New Thresholds for Blood Smear Review by Pathologists  
    Tseng VM, Morgan AS, Leith CP, Yang DT, Clin Chem Lab Med, 12/2013


  • Targeting Pathologic Hyaluronan Synthesis in Pulmonary Hypertension
    Tseng V, Klienhenz J, Murphy T, Grayck EN, Hart CM, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019;199:A4413, Dallas, TX, 5/2019
  • Vascular Hyaluronan Remodeling and Regulation of Lung Hyaluronidases in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension
    Tseng V, Ni KC, Prohaska C, Trumpie A, Hernandez L, Maltzahn J, Midura R, Grayck EN, American Thoracic Society 2018 International Meeting. RAPiD Abstract. C27 A4617, San Diego, CA, 5/2018
  • Hyaluronan Shedding and Clearance During Experimental Sepsis and Acute Lung Injury
    Prohaska C, Tseng V, Allawzi A, Haeger S, Ni KC, Linhardt R, Petrache I, Schmidt EP, Grayck EN, American Thoracic Society 2018 International Meeting. Poster Session. A51 A 1847., San Diego, CA, 5/2018
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  • Coated in Sugar: Hyaluronan Dictates Pulmonary Vascular Health 
    Emory University. Pulmonary Research Seminar. Atlanta, GA - 5/2019
  • Pulmonary Physiology for Pharmacologic Scientists. IBS 531: Introduction to Molecular Systems Pharmacology I 
    Laney Graduate School MSP Program at Emory University - 2018
  • Disruption of Vascular Hyaluronan by Extracellular Superoxide Contributes to Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension. Oral Presentation. 13th Annual Respiratory Diseases Young... 
    Denver, CO - 10/2017
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Grant Support

  • Entelligence Young Investigator AwardActelion Pharmaceuticals2019–Present
  • Fellowship Training GrantNIH NHLBI T322016–Present
  • Fellowship Training GrantNIH NHLBI R01 and NIAAA T322013–2015


  • Member, High Altitude Task Force, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) 2016 - Present

Research History

  • T32 Research FellowAdvanced research fellowship in translational vascular biology of pulmonary hypertension. I am defining the control of vascular cell proliferation and senescence by hexosamine metabolic pathways and hyaluronan flux.2018 - Present
  • Research Fellow in Laboratory of Dr. Eva Nozik Grayck (UC Denver)Role of superoxide dismutase in preventing fragmentation of the lung extracellular matrix and activation of the macrophage inflammasome in models of pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury2016 - Present
  • Research Resident in Laboratory of Dr. David Guidot (Emory)Relationship between TGFβ-1 and NRF-2 during fibroproliferative repair in the alcoholic lung2013 - 2015
  • Medical Student Researcher (Hematopathology Section, UWSMPH)Diagnostically efficient algorithm for triage of absolute peripheral blood lymphocytosis in human patients. Development of consensus criteria for manual pathologic review and proper utilization of flow cytometry.2011 - 2012
  • Research and Development Intern (InBios International)Rapid serologic diagnosis of Dengue Fever with IgM and NS1 sandwich immunoassays. Coordinated the development of a rapid ELISA assay capable of distinguishing DENV serotypes during acute viremia. This work resulted in FDA-approved (501k) ELISA kit for Dengue IgM.2007 - 2008
  • Thesis Student Research in Laboratory of Gerald Smith (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)Molecular studies of genetic recombination and DNA repair, using Schizosaccharomyces Pombe as a model organism. Interrogated the role of RNAi machinery in suppressing homologous recombination across centromeres, via recruitment of heterochromatin.2005 - 2007

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Taiwanese, French

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Consultant, Revon SystemsAnalysis of multidimensional data to aid in machine learning algorithms for development and validation of a COPD triage application.Disclosure: No ongoing conflicts of interest to declare2016 - Present