Christina MacRosty, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas: Interventional pulmonology

Chronology:  BS Magna Cum Laude: Oglethorpe University, 2008; DO: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012; Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency: West Virginia University Charleston Division/CAMC, 2012-2016; Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship: University of North Carolina 2016-2019; Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship: University of North Carolina 2019-2020; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2020-present

Description of research and/or clinical interests: Clinical interest in benign and malignant pleural disease and bronchoscopic interventions for chronic obstructive lung disease. Research interests include clinical and outcomes research in malignant pleural effusions and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction.

Biography/Personal Statement: As part of the Interventional Pulmonary team I have the unique opportunity to help diagnose and treat multiple lung diseases while helping to advance the care of our patients through research. I strive to provide evidence-based and patient-centered care and, in the process, enjoy learning from and getting to know my patients. I am also committed to medical education and teaching our future colleagues at all levels.

Selected Bibliography:

MacRosty CR, Rivera MP. Lung Cancer in Women: A Modern Epidemic. Clin Chest Med. 2020 Mar;41(1):53-65. PMID 32008629

Long J, Petrov R, Haithcock B, Chambers D, Belanger A, Burks AC, Rivera MP, Ghosh S, MacRosty C, Delgado A, Akulian J. Electromagnetic Transthoracic Nodule Localization for Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 21. PMID 31233723.

MacRosty CR, Burks AC, Ghosh S, Akulian JA, Belanger AR. Fatal hemoptysis in a patient with left mainstem bronchus squamous cell carcinoma treated with photodynamic therapy: a case report and review of the literature. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol. 2019 Oct;26(4):e60-63. PMID 31569106.

Chambers DM, Akulian JA, Ghosh S, MacRosty CR, Belanger AR, Long JM, Haithcock B, Burks AC Delayed presentation of hemothorax and mediastinal hematoma requiring surgical intervention after linear endobronchial ultrasound. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol 2019 Oct;26(4):e50-e52. PMID 31569102.

Belanger A., Burks CA, Chambers DM, Ghosh S MacRosty C, Conterato A, Rivera MP, Akulian JA. Peripheral Lung Nodule Diagnosis and Fiducial Marker Placement Using a Novel Tip-Tracked Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol 2019 Jan;26(1)41-48. PMID 30179920

Ghosh S., Chambers D., Belanger A., Burks A.C., MacRosty C., Conterato A., Long,J., Haithcock B., Rivera M.P., Akulian J.A. Electromagnetic Navigation Transthoracic Nodule Localization for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018. In Press

MacRosty CR, Goubeaux GL, Mousattat Y.  Back Pain and Difficulty Ambulating in a 4-yearold Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2015 Aug;36(8):370-2. PMID: 26232469

Review Articles and Editorials

Jakharia K, MacRosty CR, Akulian J. Why do the splits always hurt? A case of empyema with split pleura sign. ATS Quick Hits. March 2020. https://www.thoracic.org/professionals/clinical-resources/quick-hits/why-do-the-splits-always-hurt.php

MacRosty CR, Akulian J. Emergence of robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions. Chest Physician. Volume 14, No 10. October 2019.