Christopher O'Donnell, PhD


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Dr. Christopher O'Donnell

Professor of Medicine

Dr. O'Donnell's Profile

Dr. O'Donnell received his undergraduate training at the University of Otago, New Zealand, graduating with First Class Honors in Physiology in 1984. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship for graduate training at the University of Cambridge, England, where he completed his Ph.D. in Physiology in 1988. Dr. O'Donnell received an American Heart Association Fellowship to pursue post-doctoral training in the Physiology Department of the University of California, San Francisco from 1988-1991. His first faculty appointment was at Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1991, where he was promoted from Instructor through to Associate Professor before leaving to join the University of Pittsburgh in July, 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine as well as Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology. He is currently Chairman of the NIH Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research (RIBT) study section and Associate Editor of the journals Obesity and Journal of Applied Physiology