Clinical Research

Stanford’s world class team of physicians, fellow and resident trainees, nurses, and research assistants are actively involved in clinical research that helps improve the care of interstitial lung disease patients. Examples of the clinical research performed at Stanford are explained below and involve observational studies, clinical trials, and  health sciences research.  Please contact Stanford’s ILD research nurse manager for more information.

Click here to see a list of publications related to clinical research in interstitial lung disease from Stanford's clinical investigators.

Basic and Translational Research

Stanford is at the forefront of basic and translational investigations in Interstitial Lung Disease.  The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine includes the Desai Lab under the direction of Dr. Tushar Desai.  Analysis of lung tissue obtained from explanted lungs after lung transplant provides a rich and critical resource for researchers to examine and better understand the mechanisms of scar formation in its various stages.  This knowledge provides the base for identifying effective treatments for lung fibrosis.


Stanford ILD investigators publish their findings across a broad spectrum of research areas, from basic science, to symptom management and quality of life issues.