Timothy Corcoran

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering

Director of Faculty Development

Co-Director, Pulmonary Translational Research Core

Education & Training

BS, Engineering, Lehigh University, 1990 

Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1992 

PhD, Bioengineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Pulmonary, University of Pittsburgh, 2002


Dr. Corcoran’s primary research interests include aerosol drug delivery and aerosol-based nuclear imaging of the lung. He has been extensively involved in the development of inhaled medications for lung transplant recipients and cystic fibrosis patients and the development special techniques for improving inhaled drug delivery such as the use of low density gases and surfactants to improve drug distribution in the lungs. Dr. Corcoran had developed imaging techniques for quantifying pulmonary physiology including measurements of mucociliary clearance and liquid absorption in the airways. These techniques have been tested in a series of clinical studies involving adult and pediatric patients and will be used to screen new medications for treating lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis. Dr. Corcoran is currently the Principal Investigator of two NIH RO1 grants. He has previously directed research funded by the U.S. Army and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.