University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

Bio for Renee D. Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D.
Renee D. Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D.

Renee D. Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine-Pulmonary Dept, 149 Beaumont Ave-HSRF 222


Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Graduated With Honors, June 1998. Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in junior year

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington Department of Epidemiology. Graduated August 2010

Master of Science, University of Washington Department of Epidemiology. Graduated June 2005

Bachelor of Arts Rice, University, Houston, TX. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, May 1994. Majors: Biochemistry and Biology. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa 1994


Ehlenbach WJ, Barnato AE, Curtis JR, Kreuter W, Koepsell TD, Deyo RA, Stapleton RD. Epidemiologic study of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly. New England Journal of Medicine, 361: 22-31, 2009.
Stapleton RD, Martin TR, Weiss NS, Crowley JJ, Gundel SJ, Nathens AB, Akhtar SS, Ruzinski JT, Caldwell E, Curtis JR, Heyland DK, Watkins TR, Martin JM, Parsons PE, Wurfel MM, Hallstrand TS, Sims KA, Neff MJ. A phase II randomized placebo-controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of acute lung injury. Critical Care Medicine, 39: 1655-1662, 2011.
Menon P, Ehlenbach WJ, Ford DW, Stapleton RD. Multiple In-Hospital Resuscitation Efforts in the Elderly. Crit Care Med 2014;42:108-17. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31829eb937.
Stapleton RD, Ehlenbach WJ, Deyo RA, Curtis JR. Long-term outcomes after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in older adults with chronic illness. Chest 2014 June; doi: 10.1378/chest.13-2110.
Ubags ND, Stapleton RD, Vernooy JH, Burg E, Bement J, Hayes CM, Zabeau L, Tavernier J, Wargo MJ, Littenberg B, Poynter ME, Wouters EF, Parsons PE, Suratt BT. NHLBI Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network. Hyperleptinemia impairs pulmonary host defense and increases the risk of respiratory infection. JCI Insight 2016 June; 1(8): pii: e82101