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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Dr. Ieong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. He attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and on the Pulmonary Consult service of Boston Medical Center. He sees patients in the Pulmonary and Allergy outpatient clinic and oversees the cardiopulmonary exercise testing program. Dr. Ieong's focus is on translational medicine. His research focuses on the innate immunity of the lung in response to infection, particularly in the context of immune compromise such as HIV-infection. His clinical expertise is in critical care medicine and the administration of intensive care units. Dr. Ieong is a NIH-funded Principal Investigator with research focused on the role of the alveolar macrophage and monocyte in host immunity and HIV-related lung pathogenesis. Projects in the lab study the redox regulation of HIV expression in alveolar macrophages; the role of IL-16 in HIV-infection of alveolar macrophages; and, HIV-induced impairment of alveolar macrophage handling of C. neoformans. He is an experienced research bronchoscopist and collaborates with a number of investigators to provide primary lung cells and lavage for study. He is a member of the Pulmonary Immunology Group and the Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research. Research special interests include: -HIV pathogenesis in the lung -Redox cell signaling pathways -Alveolar macrophage biology -Innate immunity of the lung Clinical special interests include: -HIV-related lung disease -General pulmonary medicine -Exercise physiology

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