The University of Arizona

Christian Bime, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Christian Bime joined the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine/Arizona Respiratory Center in 2013 after completing his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interests include: studying the genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to health disparities in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), identifying patient-specific genetic risk factors that underlie differential response to therapy, developing therapeutic response profiles that will guide a personalized approach to the management of ARDS and ultimately applying genomic medicine to clinical ARDS care. He hopes to identify patient-specific genetic risk factors that would ultimately lead to the application of genomic medicine in clinical care of patients with ARDS. Dr. Bime has joined the research laboratory of his mentor – Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia to develop skills in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology that will help him in his research career. Dr. Garcia has put together a strong mentorship panel to guide Dr. Bime through this process of preparing and submitting an NIH K-O1 application. Dr. Bime is currently funded by the Arizona Health Sciences Center-Career Development Award (AHSC-CDA) to generate preliminary data for his K-O1 application.Dr. Bime also studies the effect of exercise in modulating the inflammatory response in obese asthma patients and is currently funded by the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) for this project.

Research Specialties: 
Critical Care