Richard George Barbers, MD

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Medicine
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Los Angeles CA 90033
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    USC, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine2009Teacher of the Year
    American College of PhysiciansFellow
    American Academy of Allergy and ImmunologyFellow
    American College of Chest PhysiciansFellow
    American Thoracic Society2019Fellow

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    Dr. Barbers' clinical interests include asthma, lung transplantation, allergy and clinical immunology and cough. Dr. Barbers also performs bronchial thermoplasty in selected asthma patients as well as noninvasive endobrochial valves insertion in selected COPD patients. His research interests include role of innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in severe asthma and airway remodeling. He is also examining the role of autophagy (repair and regeneration of cells) in asthma.

    Dr. Barbers earned his medical degree from Georgetown University. He then went on to complete two fellowships, one in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, and the other in Pulmonary Disease both at UCLA. After teaching and practicing medicine at UCLA and the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Barbers joined the Keck School of Medicine faculty in 1990. Dr. Barbers’ teaching subjects include lung transplantation and asthma and he has published and lectured extensively in these areas.

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    1. Safety and effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty after 10 years in patients with persistent asthma (BT10+): a follow-up of three randomised controlled trials. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 05; 9(5):457-466. Chaudhuri R, Rubin A, Sumino K, Lapa E Silva JR, Niven R, Siddiqui S, Klooster K, McEvoy C, Shah PL, Simoff M, Khatri S, Barbers R, Mark Grubb G, McMullen EA, Olson JL, Laviolette M, BT10+ Study Group . PMID: 33524320.
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    2. Lack of association of Aspergillus colonization with the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung transplant recipients: An international cohort study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 09; 38(9):963-971. Law N, Hamandi B, Fegbeutel C, Silveira FP, Verschuuren EA, Ussetti P, Chin-Hong PV, Sole A, Holmes-Liew CL, Billaud EM, Grossi PA, Manuel O, Levine DJ, Barbers RG, Hadjiliadis D, Younus M, Aram J, Chaparro C, Singer LG, Husain S. PMID: 31300191.
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    3. Comparison of Skin Cancer Incidence in Caucasian and Non-Caucasian Liver Vs. Lung Transplant Recipients: A Tale of Two Regimens. Clin Drug Investig. 2019 Feb; 39(2):197-203. Cohen BE, Krivitskiy I, Bui S, Forrester K, Kahn J, Barbers R, Ngo B. PMID: 30471069.
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    4. Clinical risk factors for invasive aspergillosis in lung transplant recipients: Results of an international cohort study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 10; 37(10):1226-1234. Aguilar CA, Hamandi B, Fegbeutel C, Silveira FP, Verschuuren EA, Ussetti P, Chin-Hong PV, Sole A, Holmes-Liew C, Billaud EM, Grossi PA, Manuel O, Levine DJ, Barbers RG, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Husain S. PMID: 30139546.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. Further Studies of Unsuspected Emphysema in Nonsmoking Patients With Asthma With Persistent Expiratory Airflow Obstruction. Chest. 2018 03; 153(3):618-629. Gelb AF, Yamamoto A, Verbeken EK, Schein MJ, Moridzadeh R, Tran D, Fraser C, Barbers R, Elatre W, Koss MN, Glassy EF, Nadel JA. PMID: 29197547.
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    6. Lack of autophagy induces steroid-resistant airway inflammation. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 05; 137(5):1382-1389.e9. Suzuki Y, Maazi H, Sankaranarayanan I, Lam J, Khoo B, Soroosh P, Barbers RG, James Ou JH, Jung JU, Akbari O. PMID: 26589586.
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    7. Bronchial thermoplasty: Long-term safety and effectiveness in patients with severe persistent asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Dec; 132(6):1295-302. Wechsler ME, Laviolette M, Rubin AS, Fiterman J, Lapa e Silva JR, Shah PL, Fiss E, Olivenstein R, Thomson NC, Niven RM, Pavord ID, Simoff M, Hales JB, McEvoy C, Slebos DJ, Holmes M, Phillips MJ, Erzurum SC, Hanania NA, Sumino K, Kraft M, Cox G, Sterman DH, Hogarth K, Kline JN, Mansur AH, Louie BE, Leeds WM, Barbers RG, Austin JH, Shargill NS, Quiring J, Armstrong B, Castro M, Asthma Intervention Research 2 Trial Study Group . PMID: 23998657.
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    8. Near fatal asthma: clinical and airway biopsy characteristics. Pulm Med. 2012; 2012:829608. Barbers RG, Papanikolaou IC, Koss MN, Patel A, Katagihara E, Arenas M, Chan K, Azen CG, Sharma OP. PMID: 22448330.
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    9. Outcomes after lung transplantation and practices of lung transplant programs in the United States regarding hepatitis C seropositive recipients. Transplantation. 2011 Jun 15; 91(11):1293-6. Fong TL, Cho YW, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Barbers RG, Herrington CS. PMID: 21516068.
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    10. Pericardial constriction after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):1361-3. Afshar K, Cunningham MJ, Barbers RG, McFadden PM. PMID: 20868850.
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    11. Effectiveness and safety of bronchial thermoplasty in the treatment of severe asthma: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan 15; 181(2):116-24. Castro M, Rubin AS, Laviolette M, Fiterman J, De Andrade Lima M, Shah PL, Fiss E, Olivenstein R, Thomson NC, Niven RM, Pavord ID, Simoff M, Duhamel DR, McEvoy C, Barbers R, Ten Hacken NH, Wechsler ME, Holmes M, Phillips MJ, Erzurum S, Lunn W, Israel E, Jarjour N, Kraft M, Shargill NS, Quiring J, Berry SM, Cox G, AIR2 Trial Study Group . PMID: 19815809.
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    12. Back to the future. Asthma. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008 Jan; 14(1):1-2. Barbers RG. PMID: 18043268.
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    13. Long-term pulmonary function after living-donor lobar lung transplantation in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):418-25. Bowdish ME, Pessotto R, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Starnes VA, Barr ML. PMID: 15680807.
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    14. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: perioperative complications after 253 donor lobectomies. Am J Transplant. 2004 Aug; 4(8):1283-8. Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Bremner RM, Horn MV, Baker CJ, Barbers RG, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 15268729.
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    15. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. Starnes VA, Bowdish ME, Woo MS, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Pessotto R, Sievers EM, Baker CJ, Cohen RG, Bremner RM, Wells WJ, Barr ML. PMID: 14752421.
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    16. Regulation of activin A expression in mast cells and asthma: its effect on the proliferation of human airway smooth muscle cells. J Immunol. 2003 Apr 15; 170(8):4045-52. Cho SH, Yao Z, Wang SW, Alban RF, Barbers RG, French SW, Oh CK. PMID: 12682233.
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