Joel B. Karlinsky, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, Tufts University
SB/ScB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Karlinsky is a Professor in the Department of Medicine. He attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, in the Pulmonary Acute Care Clinic and on the Pulmonary Consultation Service at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. He is interim Directory of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, and administers the Pulmonary Acute Care Clinic.

Dr. Karlinsky works with colleagues at the Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis VA Medical Center, and with colleagues at the Hines VA Cooperative Study Data Collection Center on VA Cooperative Studies relating to Gulf War Research on veterans health. He is also an Editor of Baum’s Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine.

Research special interests include:
-Gulf War Health Effects
-Health Services

Clinical special interests include:
-General Pulmonary Medicine
-Critical Care Medicine

Boston University
Pulmonary Center

VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Blanchard M, Molina-Vicenty HD, Stein PK, Li X, Karlinsky J, Alpern R, Reda DJ, Toomey R. Medical Correlates of Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans. Am J Med. 2019 04; 132(4):510-518. PMID: 30576630
  2. Blanchard M, Toomey R, Karlinsky J, Reda D, Alpern R, Xue L. Increased Risk of Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Spouses of Gulf War Era Veterans. Mil Med. 2017 May; 182(5):e1648-e1656. PMID: 29087907
  3. Arney D, Bhatia K, Bhatia S, Sutton M, Rausch T, Karlinsky J, Goldman JM. Design of an x-ray / ventilator synchronization system in an integrated clinical environment. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:8203-6. PMID: 22256246; DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6092023;
  4. Toomey R, Kang HK, Karlinsky J, Baker DG, Vasterling JJ, Alpern R, Reda DJ, Henderson WG, Murphy FM, Eisen SA. Mental health of US Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war. Br J Psychiatry. 2007 May; 190:385-93.View Related Profiles. PMID: 17470952
  5. Eisen SA, Karlinsky J, Jackson LW, Blanchard M, Kang HK, Murphy FM, Alpern R, Reda DJ, Toomey R, Battistone MJ, Parks BJ, Klimas N, Pak HS, Hunter J, Lyons MJ, Henderson WG. Spouses of Persian Gulf War I veterans: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort. Mil Med. 2006 Jul; 171(7):613-8. PMID: 16895127
  6. Blanchard MS, Eisen SA, Alpern R, Karlinsky J, Toomey R, Reda DJ, Murphy FM, Jackson LW, Kang HK. Chronic multisymptom illness complex in Gulf War I veterans 10 years later. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 1; 163(1):66-75. PMID: 16293719
  7. Eisen SA, Kang HK, Murphy FM, Blanchard MS, Reda DJ, Henderson WG, Toomey R, Jackson LW, Alpern R, Parks BJ, Klimas N, Hall C, Pak HS, Hunter J, Karlinsky J, Battistone MJ, Lyons MJ. Gulf War veterans' health: medical evaluation of a U.S. cohort. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jun 7; 142(11):881-90. PMID: 15941694
  8. Karlinsky JB, Blanchard M, Alpern R, Eisen SA, Kang H, Murphy FM, Reda DJ. Late prevalence of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function abnormalities in Gulf War I Veterans. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Dec 13-27; 164(22):2488-91. PMID: 15596641
  9. Brooks WW, Bing OH, Gaasch WH, Karlinsky JB, Goldstein RH, Conrad CH. Comparison of contractile function of diaphragm and cardiac muscle in response to paired electrical stimulation. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2002 Sep; 133(1):53-62.View Related Profiles. PMID: 12160872
  10. Spira A, Brecher S, Karlinsky J. Pulmonary mucormycosis in the setting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A case report and review of the literature. Respiration. 2002; 69(6):560-3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 12457013
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Gulf War Health Effects
Health Services
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