Rama K. Mallampalli, M.D.

Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Rama K. Mallampalli, M.D.


Office: NW628 Montefiore
Phone: 412-624-8735
Fax: 412-692-2260

Department of Cell Biology


Northland College, BS in Biology and Chemistry 1980
Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School, MD 1984

My research is in the area of pulmonary epithelial molecular and cell biology as it relates to inflammation. My laboratory is internationally recognized in the area of lipid metabolism and proteolysis as it relates to ALI/ARDS. I initially built my research program in the area of ARDS and surfactant lipids during my tenure as a faculty member at the University of Iowa (1991-2009) and then shifted my focus to ubiquitin-mediated degradation at the University of Pittsburgh (2009-present). I am also highly committed to training and education, having successfully trained nearly seventy predoctoral, graduate, post-doctoral students, clinical fellows, and junior faculty, many of whom who have obtained F32s/NRSAs, K-series awards, and developed independent NIH R01 funded research programs.

  1. Nonreactive pupils due to monoamine oxidase inhibitor overdose. Mallampalli R, Pentel PR, Anderson DC. Critical care medicine. 1987; 15(5):536-7. PubMed [journal]PMID: 3568718
  2. Isolation and immortalization of rat pre-type II cell lines. Mallampalli RK, Floerchinger CS, Hunninghake GW. In vitro cellular & developmental biology : journal of the Tissue Culture Association. 1992; 28A(3 Pt 1):181-7. PubMed [journal] PMID: 1316350
  3. Lung CTP:choline-phosphate cytidylyltransferase: activation of cytosolic species by unsaturated fatty acid. Mallampalli RK, Salome RG, Hunninghake GW. The American journal of physiology. 1993; 265(2 Pt 1):L158-63. PubMed [journal]PMID: 8396337
  4. Expression of immunoreactive cytidine 5'-triphosphate: cholinephosphate cytidylyltransferase in developing rat lung. Mallampalli RK, Hunninghake GW. Pediatric research. 1993; 34(4):502-11. PubMed [journal]PMID: 8255685
  5. Epidermal growth factor is a positive in vivo regulator of CTP:cholinephosphate cytidylyltransferase. Mallampalli RK, Salome RG, Hunninghake GW. Experimental lung research. 1994; 20(1):1-11. PubMed [journal]PMID: 8181450