Meredith Pugh, M.D., M.S.C.I.

Dr. Meredith Pugh
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Primary Department:
Department of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine
Office Address:
Vanderbilt Allergy Pulmonary and Critical Care
1161 21st. Ave S., T-1217, MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2650
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Undergraduate School & Degree:
University of Richmond, B.S.
Medical School & Degree:
 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, M.D.

Brief Bio:

 Dr. Pugh received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.  She completed residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a clinical and research fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Pugh also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (M.S.C.I.) during her research fellowship.  She has a clinical and research interest in pulmonary vascular disease, where her research has focused on abnormal glucose/insulin metabolism in pulmonary arterial hypertension.  

Dr. Pugh serves as an attending physician in the Vanderbilt Medical Intensive Care Unit, the inpatient consult service, and the pulmonary hypertension service.  Dr. Pugh has outpatient clinics where she sees a variety of general pulmonary diseases and pulmonary vascular disease. 

A recipient of multiple teaching awards, Dr. Pugh is actively involved in resident and medical student education at Vanderbilt.


 pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, critical care, medical education

Research Focus:

metabolic derangements in pulmonary hypertension, clinical trials


Brummel, NE, Pugh, ME, Fessel, JP. Outcomes in elderly intensive care unit patients, pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease, and total liquid ventilation for therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in rabbits. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 185(4), 453-4, 2012.

Pettit, AC, Kropski, JA, Castilho, JL, Schmitz, JE, Rauch, CA, Mobley, BC, Wang, XJ, Spires, SS, Pugh, ME. The Index Case for the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in the United States. N Engl J Med, , , 2012.

Pugh, ME, Buchowski, MS, Robbins, IM, Newman, JH, Hemnes, AR. Physical Activity Limitation as Measured by Accelerometry in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Chest, , , 2012.

West, J, Niswender, KD, Johnson, JA, Pugh, ME, Gleaves, L, Fessel, JP, Hemnes, AR. A potential role for Insulin resistance in experimental pulmonary hypertension. Eur Respir J, , , 2012.

Albers, EL, Pugh, ME, Hill, KD, Wang, L, Loyd, JE, Doyle, TP. Percutaneous vascular stent implantation as treatment for central vascular obstruction due to fibrosing mediastinitis. Circulation, 123(13), 1391-9, 2011. PMCID:3095436

Hemnes, AR, Pugh, ME, Newman, AL, Robbins, IM, Tolle, J, Austin, ED, Newman, JH. End tidal CO(2) tension: pulmonary arterial hypertension vs pulmonary venous hypertension and response to treatment. Chest, 140(5), 1267-73, 2011.

Pugh, ME, Robbins, IM, Rice, TW, West, J, Newman, JH, Hemnes, AR. Unrecognized glucose intolerance is common in pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant, 30(8), 904-11, 2011. PMCID:3129440

Pugh, ME, Hemnes, AR. Metabolic and hormonal derangements in pulmonary hypertension: from mouse to man. Int J Clin Pract Suppl, (168), 5-13, 2010. PMCID:2965027

Pugh, ME, Hemnes, AR. Development of pulmonary arterial hypertension in women: interplay of sex hormones and pulmonary vascular disease. Womens Health (Lond Engl), 6(2), 285-96, 2010. PMCID:2853883

Pugh, ME, Hemnes, AR. Pulmonary hypertension in women. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther, 8(11), 1549-58, 2010. PMCID:3077035