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Craig Glazer, M.D.
Craig Glazer, M.D.

Craig Glazer, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders

Biography

Craig Glazer, M.D., is a Professor in UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine.

He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with a focus on interstitial lung diseases and occupational and environmental lung diseases. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty as part of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Glazer received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern and completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition, he was a resident in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

He also researches causes and treatments of interstitial lung diseases. One focus of his research is bioaerosol-induced lung diseases, such as the kind that causes hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Dr. Glazer has received numerous awards and honors, including being named a Best Doctor by D Magazine for multiple years, and a Top Doctor by Castle Connelly.

He is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

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Meet Dr. Glazer

Pulmonologist

Pulmonologist Craig Glazer, M.D., compares interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) ­– a grouping of hundreds of diseases that involve the deep tissue in the lungs – to puzzles that are difficult to solve.

"We have the advanced training to treat complex interstitial lung diseases."

Information he gathers from detailed histories, exams, and X-rays need to be pieced together correctly to understand the nature of the problem – and to determine the right course of treatment. It's that challenge that spurs Dr. Glazer to help patients with ILDs.

The correct diagnosis can make all the difference. Dr. Glazer remembers one patient who had been told that he had idiopathic pulmonary disease, which is usually a fatal illness without any known treatments. But Dr. Glazer found that the patient had a different interstitial disease called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which was treatable.

"After we made the correct diagnosis and we removed the exposure that caused the disease, he completely recovered," Dr. Glazer says.

Dr. Glazer takes pride in being part of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Program is the only one in the region that brings together experts with advanced training in the plethora of potential ILDs, with each physician specializing in a different area.
Dr. Glazer, for example, specializes in occupational and environmental ILDs. These include asbestosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, silicosis, and other lung diseases caused by something patients inhaled at work or in the home.

In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Glazer takes great pride in teaching the next generation of pulmonologists. He works with internal medicine residents and pulmonology fellows at UT Southwestern's hospitals to help them learn to solve ILDs’ complex riddles.

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Education & Training
  • Graduate School - University of Colorado Health Science Center (1999-2002)
  • Residency - University of Colorado School of Medicine (1999-2002), Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Fellowship - University of Colorado School of Medicine (1998-2001), Pulmonary Medicine
  • Residency - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1995-1997), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - Parkland Health & Hospital System (1994-1995), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Miami School of Medicine (1990-1994)
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1990, University of Miami
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1993, University of Miami
  • Robert S. Olnick Fellowship 2000, National Jewish Medical and Research Center
  • Occupational Physician Scholarship Fund Recipient 2000, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Books & Publications
Research
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Bioaerosol induced lung diseases

Clinical Focus

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)
  • Lung (Pulmonary) Disorders
  • Occupational/Environmental Lung Disease

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