Department of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and
Occupational Medicine Faculty
Sif Hansdottir, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, UI Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Dr. Hansdottir's clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension and general pulmonary medicine. Her translational research focuses on treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and the use imaging modalities to evaluate pulmonary arterial blood flow. Dr. Hansdottir's basic studies include examination of the role of vitamin D in innate immunity with emphasis on respiratory viral infections.
Honors, Awards, and Organizations
- American College of Chest Physicians, 2004-
- American Thoracic Society, 2004-
- Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2005-
- Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 2009-
- Internal Medicine 2004
- Pulmonary Medicine 2008
- Critical Care Medicine 2009
- Hansdottir, S. M.M. Monick, S.L. Hinde, N.Lovan, D.C. Look and G.W. Hunninghake. Respiratory Epithelial Cells Convert Inactive Vitamin D to its Active Form: Potential Effects on Host Defense. Journal of Immunology 2008; 181:7090-7099.
- Hansdottir, S. M.M. Monick, N.Lovan, L. Powers, A. Gerke and G.W. Hunninghake. Vitamin D Decreases RSV Induction of NF-κB-linked Chemokines and Cytokines in Airway Epithelium While Maintaining the Antiviral State. Journal of Immunology 2010;184 965-974.
- Monick, MM, Powers LS, Walters K, Lovan N, Zhang M, Gerke A, Hansdottir S, Hunninghake GW. Identification of an autophagy defect in smoker’s alveolar macrophages. Journal of Immunology 2010; 185: 5425-5435.