Dr. Laneshia Tague joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as an Instructor on January 1, 2019.
Dr. Laneshia Karee Tague completed her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Northwestern University in 2007. She went on to complete her medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2011. She completed both her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in 2014. During that time, she participated in the resident research scholar program with a research focus of abdominal complications after lung transplantation. Dr. Tague matriculated into the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship program at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2014. During her fellowship training, she followed the research track with the support of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine T32 training grant and completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation with a thesis project surrounding the influence of pharmacogenetics of mycophenolic acid on survival after lung transplantation. During this time, she received a first-place award at the annual Pulmonary Research Day and was awarded the Transplant Registry Early Career Award from the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Tague’s clinical focus includes the evaluation and care of lung transplant candidates and recipients as well as the intensive care management of critically ill bone marrow transplant candidates and recipients. Her research interests focus on these same patient groups and include: 1) the pharmacogenetics and genomics of lung transplantation, specifically how genetic differences affect response to immunosuppression agents and the subsequent influence on lung transplant outcomes as well as how these agents influence and alter the immune system after transplantation; 2) hematologic complications after lung transplantation; and 3) Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to lung transplantation.