Clinical Research Program

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinical Research Program has a robust clinical research infrastructure and extensive experience in complex trials ranging from phase I to phase III. MUSC is frequently a top enrolling site for multi-center studies in which the division has participated. The Division currently employs 30 research staff members and has approximately 70 active clinical studies across a wide breadth of diseases including cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, sarcoidosis, and sepsis. 

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinical Research Program has extensive infrastructure to collect, handle, process, store, package, and ship human biological samples for clinical research. Specifically, we have adequate office space, laboratory space and equipment including refrigerators, refrigerated centrifuges and large capacity -80° C freezers to process and store biosamples. In addition, MUSC’s CTSA-funded biorepository is available to all researchers if complex sample processing is required. Members of both groups are trained under 49CFR/IATA Guidelines for the proper receipt, handling, and shipping of infectious substances and diagnostic specimens.

To learn more about the exciting, ongoing research within the Division, please contact, Ashley Warden, Clinical Research Manager, at 843-792-4349 or

Click on the disease to view the active trials for that area:

Pulmonary & Critical Care Clinical Research Team


Patrick Flume, M.D., FCCP
Timothy Whelan, M.D.
J. Terrill Huggins. M.D.
Luca Paoletti, M.D.
Ennis James, M.D.
John Cox, M.D.
Aravind Menon, M.D.
Sylvia Szentpetery, M.D.
Chitra Lal, M.D.
Rahul Argula, M.D.
Andrew Goodwin, M.D., MSCR
Brandie Taylor, APP
Rachana Krishna, M.D.
Christina Mingora, M.D.
Charles Terry, M.D.

Clinical Research Program Manager

Ashley Warden, CCRC