Department of Medicine
Remzi Bag is a pulmonary medicine specialist and an expert in rare and advanced pulmonary conditions, including pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplantation. He has particular interest in the management of patients with advanced and complex lung diseases, including direct care of lung transplant candidates and recipients, the optimization of outcomes for patients with chronic lung failure, and the treatment of those with pulmonary hypertension and such interstitial lung diseases as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lymphangiomyomatosis, and Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
His research has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. In addition, he has contributed to chapters of Textbook of Organ Transplantation and Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: A Textbook of Perioperative Medicine.
Bag earned his MD from Gulhane School of Medicine, in Turkey. He completed residencies in nuclear medicine at Gulhane School of Medicine and St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, and in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to his faculty appointment, Bag is also the medical director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Lung Transplant Program.