University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

Bio for Laurie Whittaker Leclair, M.D.
Laurie Whittaker Leclair, M.D.

Laurie Whittaker Leclair, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Laurie.Whittaker@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Given Building, Room C325, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

MD (1992-1996) Tuft’s University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

BA Chemistry (1988-1992) University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Academic Interests

Medical Education and Interprofessional Education

Cystic Fibrosis

Research Interests

Th2 Mediated Airway Inflammation:

• In Cystic Fibrosis
• In Asthma
• Regulators of mucus production

Novel antimicrobial therapies
Microbial interactions in the airway

Academic Appointments

2002-Present - Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

2016-2017 - Teaching Academy Faculty Associate, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2010-Present - Professor of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2008-2010 - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

2002-2008 - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Publications

Teneback C, Scanlon T, Wargo M, Bement J, Griswold K, Leclair LW. Bioengineered lysozyme reduces bacterial burden and inflammation in a murine model of mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2013, 57(11): 5559
Griswold KE, Bement JL, Teneback CC, Scanlon T, Wargo MJ, Leclair LW. Bioengineered lysozyme in combination therapies for Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections. Bioengineered 2014 Feb 26; 5(2).
Zuckerman JB, Clock SA, Prato BS, McDevitt JJ, Zhou JJ, Leclair LW, Lucas FL, Saiman L. Air contamination with bacteria in cystic fibrosis clinics: implications for prevention strategies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2015 Mar 1; 191(5): 598-601