Joseph Pilewski

Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Cell Biology

Education & Training

BA, Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross

MD, University of Rochester

Medical Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania - Pulmonary Division


Dr. Pilewski’s research interests mirror his clinical interest and expertise. He directs a research program in epithelial cell biology focused on ion transport and epithelial function in normal and Cystic Fibrosis airways and leads translational research projects focused on development of new therapies for CF and lung transplantation, and identification of biomarkers of disease activity. He is a co-investigator on NIH and CF Foundation sponsored center grants focused on CF, and a co-investigator in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network.