Sunad Rangarajan, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

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Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science (2002)
  • MD, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India (2005)
Internship:
  • Maimonides Medical Center Program (2009)
Residency:
  • Maimonides Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (2014)
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine, American Physiological Society (2019)
  • ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2019)
  • Walter B. Frommeyer Fellowship in Investigative Medicine, University of Alabama Department of Medicine (2016)

Research Interests

Mitochondrial biology and dysfunction in lung pathology; Aging

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Critical Care, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Fibrosis, Aging, Mitochondrial Biology

Publications

  • Rehan M, Kurundkar D, Kurundkar AR, Logsdon NJ, Smith SR, Chanda D, Bernard K, Sanders YY, Deshane JS, Dsouza KG, Rangarajan S, Zmijewski JW, Thannickal VJ. Restoration of SIRT3 gene expression by airway delivery resolves age-associated persistent lung fibrosis in mice. Nat Aging. 2021 Feb;1(2):205-217. PubMed PMID: 34386777
  • Locy ML, Rangarajan S, Yang S, Johnson MR, Bernard K, Kurundkar A, Bone NB, Zmijewski JW, Byun J, Pennathur S, Zhou Y, Thannickal VJ. Oxidative cross-linking of fibronectin confers protease resistance and inhibits cellular migration. Sci Signal. 2020 Aug 11;13(644). PubMed PMID: 32788339
  • Rangarajan S, Thannickal VJ. Remember Me? The Bone Marrow in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 15;200(8):959-960. PubMed PMID: 31206314
  • Rangarajan S, Bone NB, Zmijewska AA, Jiang S, Park DW, Bernard K, Locy ML, Ravi S, Deshane J, Mannon RB, Abraham E, Darley-Usmar V, Thannickal VJ, Zmijewski JW. Metformin reverses established lung fibrosis in a bleomycin model. Nat Med. 2018 Aug;24(8):1121-1127. PubMed PMID: 29967351
  • Rangarajan S, Lee JS. The TAMing of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Myofibroblast. One Step Closer?. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun 1;197(11):1377-1378. PubMed PMID: 29664671

Professional Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pulmonary Disease, Board Certification (2013)
  • Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Lungs and Breathing
  • Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders
  • Lungs and Breathing - Interstitial Lung Disease
Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy reading (fiction as well as non-fiction), listening to classical music, watching cricket and playing chess.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science (2002)
  • MD, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India (2005)
Internships:
  • Maimonides Medical Center Program (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • Maimonides Medical Center Program, Internal Medicine (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Alabama Medical Center (Birmingham) Program, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (2014)
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil
Department: Medicine-Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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