Laura (Crotty) Alexander, MD, Pulmonology, San Diego, CA


Pulmonology San Diego, CA

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Associate Professor at UCSD, Staff Physician at VA San Diego Healthcare System

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Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 2006 - 2009
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineClass of 2003
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityBS, Biology, 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2005 - 2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Biomedical Research Fellowship The Hartwell Foundation, 2009
  • Travel Award ATS International Conference, 2009
  • Resident Teaching Award Nominee Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Epidermal deletion of HIF-2alpha stimulates wound closure  
    Cowburn AS, Alexander LE, Nizet V, Chilvers ER, and Johnson RS, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 3/1/2014
  • Activation of the stress response in macrophages alters the M1/M2 balance by enhancing bacterial killing and IL-10 expression  
    Vega VL, Crotty Alexander LE, Charles W, Nizet V, De Maio A, J Mol Med, 1/1/2014
  • Hypoxia potentiates allergen induction of HIF-1a, chemokines, airway inflammation, TGF-b1, and airway remodeling a mouse model  
    Baek KJ, Cho JY, Rosenthal P, Alexander LE, Nizet V, and Broide DH, Clinical Immunology, 2/21/2013
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Books/Book Chapters


  • "Here's Why Bacteria Like E-Cigs." 
    Laura Elise Crotty Alexander, MD, TIME Magazine, Alice Park
  • "Study finds e-cigarettes increase superbug resistance." 
    Laura Elise Crotty Alexander, MD, NPR/KPCC
  • "The Conversation" 
    Laura Elise Crotty Alexander, MD

Grant Support

  • Career Development Award (CDA)-2, BSLR&DVeterans Affairs (VA)2011–Present