The University of Arizona

Ghassan Mouneimne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Jarrod Mosier, MD

Director of Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Associate Residency Director of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency and Internal Medicine


Dr. Mosier is a native of Elko, Nevada and attended college at Boise State University. He completed medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Arizona. After residency, Dr. Mosier completed a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona and currently is the director of Emergency Medicine/Medical Critical Care and the Associate Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine fellowship within the Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care. He has a dual appointment with both the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and his academic interests include advanced airway management, resuscitation, and critical care ultrasound.

Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Thoracic Society
American College of Emergency Physicians
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Society of Airway Management

Research Specialties: 

Laura Meinke, MD

Residency Program Director, University Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Fernando Martinez, MD

Regent’s Professor
Director, Arizona Respiratory Center
Director, BIO5 Institute
Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics


Fernando Martinez, MD, leads one of the University of Arizona’s most prominent and innovative institutes, BIO5, which is the hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary research that holds the promise to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, feed humanity, and preserve safe, livable environments. BIO5 faculty currently represents over 22 different academic colleges and disciplines – including the original “5”: Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Science.

The grand-scale challenges the world faces today are very complex. No single scientist can solve them alone. Better medicine, health, food, and technology are the result of scientists with different backgrounds and experiences working together and inspiring one another to think in new ways. BIO5 creates the physical and intellectual space to do this, as well as to facilitate translation of meaningful discoveries into bold solutions that will not only impact our economy, but also will change and save lives.

Dr. Martinez is himself a shining example of interdisciplinary focus and success – in addition to his role as Director of the BIO5 Institute, he is a Regents’ Professor, Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, Director of the Arizona Respiratory Center, and Director of the Arizona Clinical Translational Science Institute at the University of Arizona. Dr. Martinez is a researcher and clinician with major projects that study the natural history of childhood asthma, and the role of genetic, physiological, immunological and environmental factors as determinants of the risk for asthma in early life.

Dr. Martinez received his medical degrees from the University of Chile, Santiago and the University of Rome, Italy. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Rome, specializing in pediatric pulmonology. He has been at the University of Arizona since 1987. Dr. Martinez has been a member of the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and of the Pulmonary and Allergy Drug Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He was also a member of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Expert Panel, which developed the last two versions of the NHLBI Guidelines for the Treatment of Asthma. Dr. Martinez has written more than 200 journal articles, book chapters and editorials, and has lectured in over 50 countries across the world.

Most recently, Dr. Martinez was invited to meet with President Barack Obama, along with a selected group of the world’s brightest scientists, in order to propel the BRAIN initiative and its mission to solve the mysteries of the brain.

Research Specialties: 

Joshua Malo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Program Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship


Dr. Malo graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University before obtaining his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York. Dr. Malo completed his postgraduate Internal Medicine Residency and fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Arizona. He has been an active participant in resident education since his residency, serving as a Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Program from 2009-2010 and as a Chief Fellow in 2012-2013. As an influential member of our faculty, Dr. Malo currently serves as an Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship as well as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Malo has developed curricula for airway management simulation and critical care ultrasonography for pulmonary and critical care. Dr. Malo is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. His clinical and research interests include resident and fellow education, coccidioidomycosis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and lung transplant.

Research Specialties: 

Dena L’heureux, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director ICU at SAVAHCS

Board Certified, ABIM for Internal Medicine
Board Certified, Pulmonary Medicine
Board Certified, Critical Care Medicine
Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
Arizona License and DEA License
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
American Association of Hospice Medicine

Clinical Trials/Research Studies: 

Research Specialties: 

Steve Knoper, MD

Director, Lung Transplant Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Specialties: 

James L. Knepler, Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Specialties: 

Louise Hecker, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


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