Jacob I Sznajder, MD

Chief, Division of Medicine-Pulmonary; Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Asthma and Related Disorders and Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology; Feinberg School of Medicine

Jacob Iasha Sznajder, MD, earned his medical doctorate from the Medical School at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1986, he completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Chicago where he was recruited as an Assistant Professor. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he rose through the ranks to become professor in 1996. Dr. Sznajder joined Northwestern University in 1999, as Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

He has published over 180 publications related to the pathophysiology of lung injury. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and is now the PI of a Program Project Grant, an T32 NHLBI Training Grant as well as 2 RO1 grants. Among his many professional achievements and honors, Dr. Sznajder was awarded a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award in 2008, Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Murcia, Spain in 2007, University of Athens, Greece in 2006, and University Cayetano Heredia in Peru in 2011, and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Society as faculty member and to the Association of American Physicians. A prominent investigator, editor and author, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Contact Information:

Office: McGaw Pavilion Suite M-300
Phone: 312-908-7737
j-sznajder [at] northwestern [dot] edu

Program Assistant:

Jackie Maller
Office: McGaw Pavilion Suite, M-300
Phone: 312-908-7737
jmaller [at] northwestern [dot] edu