Bethany Lussier, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. She is currently the Director of the Neuromuscular Pulmonology and Home Ventilation Clinic at Parkland Health.

Originally from Norwich, Connecticut, Dr. Lussier holds a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and cell biology from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She earned her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Piscataway and completed internal medicine residency training at Columbia University in Stamford, Connecticut. She then received advanced training through fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Boston Medical Center and in neurocritical care at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Lussier joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016. She currently serves as Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Neuromuscular Pulmonology and Home Ventilation Clinic at Parkland Health.

Dr. Lussier is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Neurocritical Care Society.

Personal Note

Dr. Lussier spends her spare time with her family, traveling, rock climbing, and working towards her goal of running a 5K in all 50 states.


Medical School
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2009)
Columbia University/Stamford Hospital (2012), Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine (2016), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Neurocritical Care


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Catheterization Without Supination-A Series of 36 Prone Position Internal Jugular Vein Cannulations.
Lussier BL, Pham DT, Ratti GA, Patel J, Mitchell BC, Chen C, Crit Care Explor 2023 Jan 5 1 e0831
Bundled Bispectral Index Monitoring and Sedation During Paralysis in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Abraham S, Lussier BL, AACN Adv Crit Care 2022 Sep 33 3 253-261
Predictive value of quantitative pupillometry in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus undergoing temporary CSF diversion.
Lussier BL, Erapuram M, White JA, Stutzman SE, Olson DM, Neurol Sci 2022 Jun
Quantitative pupillometry and radiographic markers of intracranial midline shift: A pilot study.
Kim ISY, Balogun OO, Prescott BR, Saglam H, Olson DM, Speir K, Stutzman SE, Schneider N, Aguilera V, Lussier BL, Smirnakis SM, Dupuis J, Mian A, Greer DM, Ong CJ, Front Neurol 2022 13 1046548
Distributions and Reference Ranges for Automated Pupillometer Values in Neurocritical Care Patients.
Lussier BL, Stutzman SE, Atem F, Venkatachalam AM, Perera AC, Barnes A, Aiyagari V, Olson DM, J Neurosci Nurs 2019 Dec 51 6 335-340
Automated Pupillometry in Neurocritical Care: Research and Practice.
Lussier BL, Olson DM, Aiyagari V, Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2019 Aug 19 10 71
The Role of Substance P in Pulmonary Clearance of Bacteria in Comparative Injury Models.
Hsieh T, Vaickus MH, Stein TD, Lussier BL, Kim J, Stepien DM, Duffy ER, Chiswick EL, Remick DG Am. J. Pathol. 2016 Dec 186 12 3236-3245


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