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Brian Thomas Garibaldi, M.D.

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Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Acute Lung Injury (ALI), Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: Resolution of acute lung injury

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Dr. Brian Thomas Garibaldi is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include acute lung injury, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary disease.

Dr. Garibaldi received his A.B. from Harvard College. He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins. He completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and performed fellowships in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Garibaldi joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 2013. 

His research interests include resolution of acute lung injury.

Dr. Garibaldi served as director of the Genes to Society program at the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been recognized with several honors, including the Case Report Award in interventional bronchology at the ACCP CHEST conference in 2008. He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Medical Association. more


  • Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2007)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine (2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Files DC, Liu C, Pereyra A, Wang ZM, Aggarwal NR, D'Alessio FR, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Singer BD, Feng X, Yammani RR, Zhang T, Lee AL, Philpott S, Lussier S, Purcell L, Chou J, Seeds M, King LS, Morris PE, Delbono O. "Therapeutic exercise attenuates neutrophilic lung injury and skeletal muscle wasting." Sci Transl Med. 2015 Mar 11;7(278):278ra32. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3010283.

Garibaldi BT, West NE, Illei PB, Terry PB. "Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia following a jalapeño grease fire." Chest. 2015 Feb;147(2):e31-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1338.

Singer BD, Mock JR, Aggarwal NR, Garibaldi BT, Sidhaye VK, Florez MA, Chau E, Gibbs KW, Mandke P, Tripathi A, Yegnasubramanian S, King LS, D'Alessio FR. "Regulatory T cell DNA methyltransferase inhibition accelerates resolution of lung inflammation." Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 May;52(5):641-52. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2014-0327OC.

Paulin LM, West NE, Akulian JA, Garibaldi BT. "Endobronchial tuberculosis with anthracofibrosis." Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul 15;190(2):226. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201310-1760IM.

Mock JR, Garibaldi BT, Aggarwal NR, Jenkins J, Limjunyawong N, Singer BD, Chau E, Rabold R, Files DC, Sidhaye V, Mitzner W, Wagner EM, King LS, D'Alessio FR. "Foxp3+ regulatory T cells promote lung epithelial proliferation." Mucosal Immunol. 2014 Nov;7(6):1440-51. doi: 10.1038/mi.2014.33. Epub 2014 May 21.

Aggarwal NR, D'Alessio FR, Eto Y, Chau E, Avalos C, Waickman AT, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Files DC, Sidhaye V, Polotsky VY, Powell J, Horton M, King LS. Macrophage A2A adenosinergic receptor modulates oxygen-induced augmentation of murine lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 May;48(5):635-46. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0351OC. PMID: 23349051

Garibaldi BT, Illei P, Danoff SK. Bronchiolitis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;32(4):601-19. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2012.08.002. Epub 2012 Sep 14. Review. PMID: 23102068

Garibaldi BT, D'Alessio FR, Mock JR, Files DC, Chau E, Eto Y, Drummond MB, Aggarwal NR, Sidhaye V, King LS. Regulatory T cells reduce acute lung injury fibroproliferation by decreasing fibrocyte recruitment. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Jan;48(1):35-43. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0198OC. Epub 2012 Sep 20. PMID: 23002097

D'Alessio FR, Tsushima K, Aggarwal NR, Mock JR, Eto Y, Garibaldi BT, Files DC, Avalos CR, Rodriguez JV, Waickman AT, Reddy SP, Pearse DB, Sidhaye VK, Hassoun PM, Crow MT, King LS. Resolution of experimental lung injury by monocyte-derived inducible nitric oxide synthase. J Immunol. 2012 Sep 1;189(5):2234-45. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1102606. Epub 2012 Jul 27. PMID: 22844117

Files DC, D'Alessio FR, Johnston LF, Kesari P, Aggarwal NR, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Simmers JL, DeGorordo A, Murdoch J, Willis MS, Patterson C, Tankersley CG, Messi ML, Liu C, Delbono O, Furlow JD, Bodine SC, Cohn RD, King LS, Crow MT. A critical role for muscle ring finger-1 in acute lung injury-associated skeletal muscle wasting. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr 15;185(8):825-34. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201106-1150OC. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PMID: 22312013

Larocca CA, McEvoy JW, Ellis CL, Junkins-Hopkins J, Kolb T, Baer AN, Garibaldi BT. Schnitzler's syndrome associated with pancreatitis: a disease of IL-1 dysregulation. Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Jan;31(1):169-74. doi: 10.1007/s10067-011-1804-4. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PMID: 21710158

Activities & Honors


  • Case Report Award in Interventional Bronchology, , ACCP CHEST conference, 2008
  • Daniel Baker, Jr. Award for resident most exemplifying the ideals of the Osler Medical Service, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha member, 2004
  • Longcope Award for outstanding student in internal medicine, 2004
  • Summa cum laude, Harvard College, 1999
  • Recipient of the John Finley traveling Fellowship, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Iota Chapter of Massachusetts, 1999
  • Valedictorian, Hunter College High School, 1998


  • American College of Chest Physicians, 2007
  • American Medical Association, 2004

Professional Activities

  • Associate Director, Biocontainment Unit, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2015
  • Director, Genes to Society Program, Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013 - 2015
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