Respiratory Care

Faculty & Staff

José Rojas

José D. Rojas, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Associate Professor and Chair and Interim Director of Clinical Education

Curriculum Vitae Research Expert Profile

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1146

P: 409-772-9405

Teaching Areas of Interest

Physiology, research, simulation, mechanical ventilation

Research Interests

Mechanical ventilation, simulation technology, acute lung injury, lung physiology


José D. Rojas, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Respiratory Care in the School of Health Professions. He is also the Interim Director of Clinical Education of the School of Health Professions. Dr. Rojas received a Bachelor of Applied Studies in Biology from Abilene Christian University and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Physiology from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

Dr. Rojas has been teaching at UTMB since 2007. He is also involved with the translational ICU on projects related to lung injury. Areas of clinical interest include aerosol therapy and mechanical ventilation. Basic science research interests include acute lung injury, ion/fluid transport across the damaged respiratory epithelium and microvasculature.

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