Connie Hsia, M.D.
Department Internal Medicine
Graduate Programs Biomedical Engineering
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Connie Hsia, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Her clinical interests include structure-function relationships in lung diseases especially sarcoidosis. She manages patients with sarcoidosis at UT Southwestern and at the Sarcoidosis Clinic at Parkland Hospital.
Dr. Hsia received her medical doctoral degree at the University of Torontofollowed by residency training in internal medicine, and clinical fellowship in respiratory medicine also at the University of Toronto, and a pulmonary research fellowship at UT Southwestern. She is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and pulmonary disease.
Her research interests include pulmonary physiology, mechanisms of lung growth, repair and regrowth, quantitative assessment of lung structure and function, and functional imaging.
Her clinical interests include structure-function relationships in lung diseases especially sarcoidosis. She manages patients with sarcoidosis at UT Southwestern and at the Sarcoidosis Clinic at Parkland Hospital.
Dr. Hsia is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society, a member of the American Physiological Society, Fleischner Society for Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis, World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders, and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. She is a past Chair of the Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function and a current member of the Program Review Committee of the American Thoracic Society.
She serves as an Associate Editor for Comprehensive Physiology – Respiratory Physiology, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Physiological Reports, and the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology. She is a peer reviewer for several scientific journals, and a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.
- Medical School
- University of Toronto (1982)
- St. Michael's Hospital (1983), Medicine
- University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals (1985), Internal Medicine
- University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals (1987), Respiratory Medicine
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989), Pulmonary Research
- Acute lung injury
- Adaptation to high altitude / hypoxia
- Gas exchange and oxygen transport
- Mechanisms of compensatory lung growth
Honors & Awards
- American Heart Association
Established Investigator Award
- Will Rogers Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship
- American Physiological Society
- American Thoracic Society - Fellow
- Fleischner Society for Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis
- Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
- Royal College of Physicians of Canada - Fellow
- Texas Medical Association
- World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders
- American College of Chest Physicians - Fellow