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William Neville Checkley, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Critical Care Medicine, Epidemiology, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

International lung health; Epidemiology; Mechanical ventilation; Acute lung injury


  • English
  • Spanish
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    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago IL) (2003)


    • Emory University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Atlanta GA) (2005)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2009)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2010)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2006)
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Saito M, Goel-Apaza S, Espetia S, Velasquez D, Cabrera L, Loli S, Crabtree JE, Black RE, Kosek M, Checkley W, Zimic M, Bern C, Cama V, Gilman RH; Multiple norovirus infections in a birth cohort in a Peruvian peri-urban community.  The Norovirus Working Group in Peru. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24300042
    2. Checkley W, Martin GS, Brown SM, Chang SY, Dabbagh O, Fremont RD, Girard TD, Rice TW, Howell MD, Johnson SB, O'Brien J, Park PK, Pastores SM, Patil NT, Pietropaoli AP, Putman M, Rotello L, Siner J, Sajid S, Murphy DJ, Sevransky JE; Structure, Process, and Annual ICU Mortality Across 69 Centers: United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study.  United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group Critical Illness Outcomes Study Investigators. Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24145833
    3. Klasen E, Miranda JJ, Khatry S, Menya D, Gilman RH, Tielsch JM, Kennedy C, Dreibelbis R, Naithani N, Kimaiyo S, Chiang M, Carter EJ, Sherman CB, Breysse PN, Checkley W; COCINAS Trial Working Group. Feasibility intervention trial of two types of improved cookstoves in three resource-limited settings: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Oct 10;14(1):327. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-327. PMID: 24112419 
    4. Capanni F, Checkley W. Differences in hospital mortality by ICU staffing models: you cannot always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need. Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct;41(10):2433-4. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31829cb0aa. No abstract available. PMID: 24060770 
    5. Queiroz DM, Saito M, Rocha GA, Rocha AM, Melo FF, Checkley W, Braga LL, Silva IS, Gilman RH, Crabtree JE. Helicobacter pylori infection in infants and toddlers in South America: concordance between [13C]urea breath test and monoclonal H. pylori stool antigen test. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Nov;51(11):3735-40. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01752-13. Epub 2013 Sep 4. PMID: 24006009 
    6. Richard SA, Black RE, Gilman RH, Guerrant RL, Kang G, Lanata CF, Mølbak K, Rasmussen ZA, Sack RB, Valentiner-Branth P, Checkley W; Diarrhea in early childhood: short-term association with weight and long-term association with length.  Childhood Malnutrition and Infection Network. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 1;178(7):1129-38. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt094. Epub 2013 Aug 21. PMID: 23966558 
    7. Romero KM, Robinson CL, Baumann LM, Gilman RH, Hamilton RG, Hansel NN, Checkley W; Role of exhaled nitric oxide as a predictor of atopy. PURA Study Investigators. Respir Res. 2013 May 2;14:48. doi: 10.1186/1465-9921-14-48. PMID: 23639047 
    8. Painschab MS, Davila-Roman VG, Gilman RH, Vasquez-Villar AD, Pollard SL, Wise RA, Miranda JJ, Checkley W; CRONICAS Cohort Study Group. Chronic exposure to biomass fuel is associated with increased carotid artery intima-media thickness and a higher prevalence of atherosclerotic plaque. Heart. 2013 Jul;99(14):984-91. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303440. Epub 2013 Apr 25. PMID: 23619984 
    9. Morrisey EE, Cardoso WV, Lane RH, Rabinovitch M, Abman SH, Ai X, Albertine KH, Bland RD, Chapman HA, Checkley W, Epstein JA, Kintner CR, Kumar M, Minoo P, Mariani TJ, McDonald DM, Mukouyama YS, Prince LS, Reese J, Rossant J, Shi W, Sun X, Werb Z, Whitsett JA, Gail D, Blaisdell CJ, Lin QS. Molecular determinants of lung development. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):S12-6. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201207-036OT. Review. PMID: 23607856 
    10. Checkley W.Neuregulin-1 as a potentially novel biomarker in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Eur Respir J. 2013 Feb;41(2):259-61. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00110412. No abstract available. PMID: 23370800


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