About Me

“I am committed to providing outstanding clinical care, as well as education and mentorship of the next generation of physicians and scientists.” Dr. Files is section chief and an associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic diseases; and an associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is co-director of the Critical Illness, Injury and Recovery Research Center.

Dr. Files is board certified in pulmonary and critical care with a focus on acute respiratory failure, sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. His research focuses on translational aspects of critical care using preclinical and clinical approaches. His program focuses on the elucidation of mechanisms of muscle wasting in pneumonia, sepsis and ARDS. His team conducts clinical trials in acute and critically ill patient populations. The goal of this work is to discover new treatments that reduce organ injury, disability and death from severe critical illness.

Dr. Files is a member of the American Thoracic Society. He received his medical degree at the University of Mississippi. He completed residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Johns Hopkins University.

Education Program Involvement

Molecular Medicine and Translational Science PhD
Program Research Interest: Analytical approaches to molecular and cellular synthesis, structure and function, Genetics and gene regulation, Cell communications, Organ systems, Pathophysiology