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Tammy C. Ojo, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Vice Chair, Vice Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Chair, GMEC sub-committee Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Disparities, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Tammy Ojo is an associate professor in the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division of the KU School of Medicine Internal Medicine Departments. Additionally, Dr. Ojo serves as the Vice-Chair, Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Education and Training
  • BS, Zoology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Other, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Doctor of Medicine, State of Kansas
Professional Affiliations
  • North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Member, 2017 - 2019
  • American Thoracic Society, Member, 1995 - Present



Dr. Tammy Ojo is a co-investigator and Consortium Engagement Lead for the Heartland All of Us Research Program. This is a multi-center, NIH funded project the purpose of which is to enroll > 1 million individuals living in the United States as the largest effort of its kind in the world to create a database for researchers from all over the globe to conduct precision medicine research and improve medical care for all.

Current Research and Grants
  • COBRE, NIH, Co-I
  • OTA-21-015B, NIH, Co-I
  • Brock, T., G, McNish, R., W, Coffey, M., J, Ojo, T., C, Phare, S., M, Peters-Golden, M. 1996. Effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor on eicosanoid production by mononuclear phagocytes.. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 156 (7), 2522-7
  • Ojo, T., C, Martinez, F, Paine, 3rd, R, Christensen, P., J, Curtis, J., L, Weg, J., G, Kazerooni, E., A, Whyte, R. 1997. Lung volume reduction surgery alters management of pulmonary nodules in patients with severe COPD.. Chest, 112 (6), 1494-500
  • Mehrad, B, Paciocco, G, Martinez, F., J, Ojo, T., C, Iannettoni, M., D, Lynch, 3rd, J., P. 2001. Spectrum of Aspergillus infection in lung transplant recipients: case series and review of the literature.. Chest, 119 (1), 169-75
  • Chan, Kevin., M., Tishkowski, Elena, Impens, Ann., J., Ojo, Tammy, McLaughlin, Valerie., V., Seibold, James., R.. 2008. DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY OVERESTIMATES PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH SCLERODERMA INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE. Chest, 134 (4, Supplement 2), 135P.
  • Ognenovski, V., M, Ojo, T., C, Fox, D., A. 2008. Etanercept-associated pulmonary granulomatous inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.. The Journal of rheumatology, 35 (11), 2279-82
  • Benzo, Roberto., P, Chang, Chung-Chou., H, Farrell, Max., H, Kaplan, Robert, Ries, Andrew, Martinez, Fernando, Wise, Robert, Make, Barry, Sciurba, Frank, NETT Research Group and others. 2010. Physical activity, health status and risk of hospitalization in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiration, 80 (1), 10-18
  • Stuckey, Linda., J., Wadhwa, Anish, Kaul, Daniel, Bauman, Kristy, Lama, Vibha., N., Han, MeiLan., K., Ojo, Tammy., C., Flaherty, Kevin., R., Bartos, Cathy, Florn, Ros, Mahidhara, Raja., S., Chan, Kevin., M.. 2010. Antibiotic-Resistant Cytomegalovirus Infection Following Oral Valganciclovir Prophylaxis in Lung Transplant Recipients. Chest, 138 (4, Supplement), 546A.
  • Belloli, Elizabeth., A., Wang, Xin, Murray, Susan, Forrester, Ginia, Weyhing, Adrian, Lin, Jules, Ojo, Tammy, Lama, Vibha., N.. 2015. Longitudinal Forced Vital Capacity Monitoring as a Prognostic Adjunct after Lung Transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 192 (2), 209-218.
  • Power, Emilio., Perez, Chopra, Madhav, Kumar, Sooraj, Knepler, James. 2018. Ultrasound for Critical Care Physicians: Characteristic Findings of a Complicated Effusion. . Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care, 17 (2018)
  • Ilori, Titilayo., O., Viera, Emma, Wilson, Jillian, Moreno, Francisco, Menon, Usha, Ehiri, John, Peterson, Rachele, Vemulapalli, Tejo, StimsonRiahi, Sara., C., Rosales, Cecilia, Calhoun, Elizabeth, Sokan, Amanda, Karnes, Jason., H., Reiman, Eric, Ojo, Akinlolu, Theodorou, Andreas, Ojo, Tammy. 2020. Approach to High Volume Enrollment in Clinical Research: Experiences from an All of Us Research Program Site. CTS-CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE, 13 (4), 685-692