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Richard Levi Lubman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
IRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 2571


Dr. Lubman is an Associate Professor of both Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology and of Physiology and Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. In 2004, Dr. Lubman had the opportunity to teach at Imperial College in London, UK as a Visiting Professor at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre. Along with his academic appointments, Dr. Lubman holds clinical positions as an attending physician at the Keck Hospital of USC, the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the LAC+USC Medical Center.

Dr. Lubman has received grants for thirteen research studies and has given scientific and medical lectures all across the United States and Canada. An accomplished writer, Dr. Lubman has authored over 60 peer reviewed articles for medical journals and contributed to a number of book chapters and clinical presentations.


National Merit Scholarship Program: Finalist, 1973

Parker B. Francis Foundation Fellowship

New York State Cornell Regents: Scholarship Award, 1973-1977

American Heart Association: Initial Investigator, Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, 1993-1995

New York Lung Association: J. Burns Amberson Fellowship, 1986-1988

USC: Wright Foundation Research Award, 1992-1993

New York State Regents: Scholarship Award, 1973-1977

Downstate Medical Center: Summer Research Fellowship, 1978


Olsen CO, Isakson BE, Seedorf GJ, Lubman RL, Boitano S. Extracellular matrix-driven alveolar epithelial cell differentiation in vitro. Exp Lung Res. 2005 Jun; 31(5):461-82. View in: PubMed

Isakson BE, Seedorf GJ, Lubman RL, Evans WH, Boitano S. Cell-cell communication in heterocellular cultures of alveolar epithelial cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2003 Nov; 29(5):552-61. View in: PubMed

Isakson BE, Seedorf GJ, Lubman RL, Boitano S. Heterocellular cultures of pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells grown on laminin-5 supplemented matrix. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2002 Sep; 38(8):443-9. View in: PubMed

Joseph D, Tirmizi O, Zhang XL, Crandall ED, Lubman RL. Polarity of alveolar epithelial cell acid-base permeability. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2002 Apr; 282(4):L675-83. View in: PubMed

Borok Z, Liebler JM, Lubman RL, Foster MJ, Zhou B, Li X, Zabski SM, Kim KJ, Crandall ED. Na transport proteins are expressed by rat alveolar epithelial type I cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2002 Apr; 282(4):L599-608. View in: PubMed

Boitano S, Isakson BE, Lubman RL. Culturing alveolar type I, alveolar type II, and mixed cell populations by altering the extracellular matrix promotes changes in intercellular signaling mechanisms. Chest. 2002 Mar; 121(3 Suppl):35S-36S. View in: PubMed

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