Karina Serban, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Dr. Karina Serban received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania in 2002. After graduating from a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Indiana University, she is now a physician-scientist at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. Her clinical areas of expertise include chronic obstructive airway disease including combined pulmonary fibrosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Using translational approaches, in-vivo, and ex-vivo studies of primary macrophages isolated from animal models or human subjects, she investigates the effect of Alpha-1 augmentation therapy on lung macrophages in cigarette smoke-exposed or Alpha-1 deficient individuals.

She speaks on her research both domestic and internationally, has published dozens of publications and journal articles and has authored several book chapters.