301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1146
Teaching Areas of Interest
Physiology, research, simulation, mechanical ventilation
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.