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

Specialty Areas: COPD, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation

Chronology: MB, BCh, BaO: University College Dublin, National University of Ireland (1990); Medical Residency: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; European Certification in Pulmonary Medicine; Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine; Member Royal College Physicians in Ireland (1990-1993); Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (1992; 1993-1998; 99); Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000-2003)

Selected Bibliography:

  1. Anderson WH, Coakley RD, Button B, Henderson AG, Zeman KL, Alexis NE, Peden DB, Lazarowski ER, Davis CW, Bailey S, Fuller F, Almond M, Qaqish B, Bordonali E, Rubinstein M, Bennett WD, Kesimer M, Boucher RC. The Relationship of Mucus Concentration (Hydration) to Mucus Osmotic Pressure and Transport in Chronic Bronchitis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 15;192(2):182-90. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201412-2230OC. PubMed PMID: 25909230; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4532825.
  2. Esther CR Jr, Coakley RD, Henderson AG, Zhou YH, Wright FA, Boucher RC. Metabolomic Evaluation of Neutrophilic Airway Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis. Chest. 2015 Aug;148(2):507-15. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1800. PubMed PMID: 25611918; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4524329.
  3. Garland AL, Walton WG, Coakley RD, Tan CD, Gilmore RC, Hobbs CA, Tripathy A, Clunes LA, Bencharit S, Stutts MJ, Betts L, Redinbo MR, Tarran R. Molecular basis for pH-dependent mucosal dehydration in cystic fibrosis airways. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 1;110(40):15973-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311999110. Epub 2013 Sep 16. PubMed PMID: 24043776; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3791714.
  4. Clunes LA, Davies CM, Coakley RD, Aleksandrov AA, Henderson AG, Zeman KL, Worthington EN, Gentzsch M, Kreda SM, Cholon D, Bennett WD, Riordan JR, Boucher RC, Tarran R. Cigarette smoke exposure induces CFTR internalization and insolubility, leading to airway surface liquid dehydration. FASEB J. 2012 Feb;26(2):533-45. doi: 10.1096/fj.11-192377. Epub 2011 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 21990373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3290447.


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