Jesse Roman, M.D., FACP, FACCP

Jesse Roman, M.D., FACP, FACCP

Jesse Roman, M.D., FACCP, FACP

Jesse Roman, M.D., FACP, FACCP

  • Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Chairman, Department of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine
  • Distinguished University Scholar

University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5241 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Interstitial Lung Disease; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Sarcoidosis


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico
  • Residency: San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Washington University


Recent Publications

  • Celedón JC, Roman J, Schraufnagel DE, Thomas A, Samet J; a working group of the Health Equality Sub-Committee of the American Thoracic Society. Respiratory Health Equality in the United States: the American Thoracic Society Perspective. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24625275.
  • Roman J. Chronic alcohol ingestion and predisposition to lung "cirrhosis". Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Feb;38(2):312-5. doi: 10.1111/acer.12335. Epub 2014 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 24428371.
  • Blackwell TS, Tager AM, Borok Z, Moore BB, Schwartz DA, Anstrom KJ, Bar-Joseph Z, Bitterman P, Blackburn MR, Bradford W, Brown KK, Chapman HA, Collard HR, Cosgrove GP, Deterding R, Doyle R, Flaherty KR, Garcia CK, Hagood JS, Henke CA, Herzog E, Hogaboam CM, Horowitz JC, King TE Jr, Loyd JE, Lawson WE, Marsh CB, Noble PW, Noth I, Sheppard D, Olsson J, Ortiz LA, O'Riordan TG, Oury TD, Raghu G, Roman J, Sime PJ, Sisson TH, Tschumperlin D, Violette SM, Weaver TE, Wells RG, White ES, Kaminski N, Martinez FJ, Wynn TA, Thannickal VJ, Eu JP. Future directions in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research. An NHLBI workshop report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan 15;189(2):214-22. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201306-1141WS. PubMed PMID: 24160862.
  • Sueblinvong V, Neveu WA, Neujahr DC, Mills ST, Rojas M, Roman J, Guidot DM. Aging promotes pro-fibrotic matrix production and increases fibrocyte recruitment during acute lung injury. Adv Biosci Biotechnol. 2014 Jan;5(1):19-30. PubMed PMID: 24596659; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3939026.
  • Roman J, Brown KK, Olson A, Corcoran BM, Williams KJ; ATS Comparative Biology of Lung Fibrosis Working Group. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report: comparative pathobiology of fibrosing lung disorders in humans and domestic animals. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Dec;10(6):S224-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201309-321ST. PubMed PMID: 24364785.
  • Ritzenthaler JD, Roser-Page S, Guidot DM, Roman J. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are sensors for ethanol in lung fibroblasts. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jun;37(6):914-23. doi: 10.1111/acer.12044. Epub 2013 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 23421903.
  • Wongtrakool C, Grooms K, Ping XD, Rivera H, Ward J, Roser-Page S, Roman J, Brown LA, Gauthier TW. In utero nicotine exposure promotes M2 activation in neonatal mouse alveolar macrophages. Pediatr Res. 2012 Aug;72(2):147-53. PubMed PMID: 22562289; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3600420.
  • Kubiak NT, Guidot DM, Trimm RF, Kamen DL, Roman J. Recruitment and retention in academic medicine--what junior faculty and trainees want department chairs to know. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Jul;344(1):24-7. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318258f205. PubMed PMID: 22744375.
  • Sueblinvong V, Neujahr DC, Mills ST, Roser-Page S, Ritzenthaler JD, Guidot D, Rojas M, Roman J. Predisposition for disrepair in the aged lung. Am J Med Sci. 2012 Jul;344(1):41-51. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318234c132. PubMed PMID: 22173045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3395069.
  • Wongtrakool C, Wang N, Hyde DM, Roman J, Spindel ER. Prenatal nicotine exposure alters lung function and airway geometry through α7 nicotinic receptors. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2012 May;46(5):695-702. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2011-0028OC. Epub 2012 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 22246862; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3359906.
  • Deng Z, Cheng Z, Xiang X, Yan J, Zhuang X, Liu C, Jiang H, Ju S, Zhang L, Grizzle W, Mobley J, Roman J, Miller D, Zhang HG. Tumor cell cross talk with tumor-associated leukocytes leads to induction of tumor exosomal fibronectin and promotes tumor progression. Am J Pathol. 2012 Jan;180(1):390-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2011.09.023. Epub 2011 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 22067905.
  • Reddy RC, Rehan VK, Roman J, Sime PJ. PPARs: Regulators and Translational Targets in the Lung. PPAR Res. 2012;2012:342924. doi: 10.1155/2012/342924. Epub 2012 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 23213318; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3503434.