Research interests:

Pulmonary exercise physiology

Mechanisms of lung growth and regeneration

Quantitative assessment of lung structure

Non-invasive functional imaging of the lung.


Clinical interests:

Lung function in diabetes mellitus, sarcoidosis, and destructive lung disease.


Medical School University of Toronto - Canada (1982)

Research Interest

  • Adaptation to high altitude / hypoxia
  • Exercise pulmonary physiology
  • Gas exchange and oxygen transport
  • Mechanisms of compensatory lung growth


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Quantifying heterogeneity in emphysema from high-resolution computed tomography: a lung tissue research consortium study.

Yilmaz C, Dane DM, Patel NC, Hsia CC Acad Radiol 2013 Feb 20 2 181-93

Separating In vivo mechanical stimuli for postpneumonectomy compensation: Imaging and ultrastructural assessment.

Ravikumar P, Yilmaz C, Bellotto DJ, Dane DM, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2013 Jan

Separating in vivo mechanical stimuli for postpneumonectomy compensation: physiological assessment.

Dane DM, Yilmaz C, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2013 Jan 114 1 99-106

Quantification of Regional Interstitial Lung Disease from CT-derived Fractional Tissue Volume A Lung Tissue Research Consortium Study.

Yilmaz C, Watharkar SS, Diaz de Leon A, Garcia CK, Patel NC, Jordan KG, Hsia CC Acad Radiol 2011 Aug 18 8 1014-23

Progressive adaptation in regional parenchyma mechanics following extensive lung resection assessed by functional computed tomography.

Yilmaz C, Tustison NJ, Dane DM, Ravikumar P, Takahashi M, Gee JC, Hsia CC Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 2011 Jul

Long-term post-pneumonectomy pulmonary adaptation following all-trans-retinoic acid supplementation.

Ravikumar P, Dane DM, McDonough P, Yilmaz C, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2011 Mar 110 3 764-73

Fatty diabetic lung: functional impairment in a model of metabolic syndrome.

Yilmaz C, Ravikumar P, Bellotto DJ, Unger RH, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2010 Dec 109 6 1913-9

Significant blood resistance to nitric oxide transfer in the lung.

Borland CD, Dunningham H, Bottrill F, Vuylsteke A, Yilmaz C, Dane DM, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2010 May 108 5 1052-60

How to measure lung structure--what for? On the "Standards for the quantitative assessment of lung structure".

Hsia CC, Hyde DM, Ochs M, Weibel ER Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2010 Apr 171 2 72-4

Fatty diabetic lung: altered alveolar structure and surfactant protein expression.

Foster DJ, Ravikumar P, Bellotto DJ, Unger RH, Hsia CC Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol. 2010 Mar 298 3 L392-403

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association
    Established Investigator Award 1993-1998 (0)
  • Will Rogers Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship
    1987, 1988 (0)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Texas Medical Association