Frank Schembri, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Expertise in collecting, processing and storage of clinical specimens from the upper and lower airways of patients.

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

12/01/2010 - 09/30/2014 (PI)

Impact of Symbicort on Airway Epithelial Gene Expression
12/01/2010 - 06/30/2012 (PI)

Microarray Cell Line Standardization
08/15/2008 - 08/14/2009 (PI)
Allegro Diagnostics


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  1. Lui JK, Billatos E, Schembri F. Evaluation and management of pleural sepsis. Respir Med. 2021 10; 187:106553.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34340174; PMCID: PMC8541922; DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2021.106553;
  2. Dhanani M, Hou A, Moll M, Schembri F. Introduction of an academic medical center's point-of-care ultrasound curriculum to internal medicine residents at a community-based teaching hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2020 May 21; 10(2):93-98. PMID: 32850043; PMCID: PMC7425611; DOI: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1742483;
  3. LoPresti CM, Schnobrich DJ, Dversdal RK, Schembri F. A road map for point-of-care ultrasound training in internal medicine residency. Ultrasound J. 2019 May 09; 11(1):10. PMID: 31359161; PMCID: PMC6638610; DOI: 10.1186/s13089-019-0124-9;
  4. Eddy J, Khan T, Schembri F. Medical management of drug-sensitive active thoracic tuberculosis: the work-up, radiographic findings and treatment. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3378-S3391. PMID: 30505525; PMCID: PMC6218360; DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2018.08.84;
  5. Schembri F, Ferguson JS. Is There a TIME and Place for Thrombolytics in Malignant Pleural Effusions? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 02 15; 197(4):422-423. PMID: 29072846
  6. Argento AC, Schembri F. The Evolving Role of the Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter. A Means to an End. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 04 15; 195(8):976-978. PMID: 28409687; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201612-2405ED;
  7. Perdomo C, Campbell JD, Gerrein J, Tellez CS, Garrison CB, Walser TC, Drizik E, Si H, Gower AC, Vick J, Anderlind C, Jackson GR, Mankus C, Schembri F, O'Hara C, Gomperts BN, Dubinett SM, Hayden P, Belinsky SA, Lenburg ME, Spira A. MicroRNA 4423 is a primate-specific regulator of airway epithelial cell differentiation and lung carcinogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):18946-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24158479; PMCID: PMC3839685; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1220319110;
  8. Stevenson E, Schembri F, Green DM, Burns JD. Serotonin syndrome associated with clozapine withdrawal. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Aug; 70(8):1054-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23753931; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.95;
  9. Beane J, Vick J, Schembri F, Anderlind C, Gower A, Campbell J, Luo L, Zhang XH, Xiao J, Alekseyev YO, Wang S, Levy S, Massion PP, Lenburg M, Spira A. Characterizing the impact of smoking and lung cancer on the airway transcriptome using RNA-Seq. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Jun; 4(6):803-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21636547; PMCID: PMC3694393; DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0212;
  10. Perdomo C, Spira A, Schembri F. MiRNAs as regulators of the response to inhaled environmental toxins and airway carcinogenesis. Mutat Res. 2011 Dec 1; 717(1-2):32-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21549133; DOI: 10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2011.04.005;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Bronchial airway
Gene expression

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