Neil W. Schluger, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Science at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Schluger is also the Chief Scientific Officer of the World Lung Foundation. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and took his training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Cornell University Medical Center in New York. He has served as a visiting fellow and guest investigator at the Rockefeller University and in the Pulmonary Branch of the National Hearth, Lung, and Blood Institute of NIH.
Dr. Schluger’s academic career has focused on tuberculosis, a field in which he has worked for the last 18 years. He has performed studies in several areas related to tuberculosis, including: elucidation of the nature of human host responses to tuberculosis; evaluation of novel diagnostic approaches; conventional and molecular epidemiologic studies; and clinical trials. Dr. Schluger is the author of over 100 articles, chapters and books, and his work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, among other journals. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC), an international research consortium funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).