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Laura Crotty Alexander, MD

Laura Crotty Alexander, MD


Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego and a staff physician and researcher at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, is a pulmonary critical care specialist with clinical and research-based interests in e-cigarettes. She studies the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor on bacterial virulence, as well as the effects of e-cigarettes on airway inflammation and innate immune function.

Dr. Crotty Alexander is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Host Defense and Bacterial Virulence at UCSD.