Dr. David Zaas is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician with an interest in advanced lung diseases and lung transplantation. Dr. Zaas’s research interests have focused on improving outcomes from lung transplantation including the role of infectious complication and organ rejection. Dr. Zaas is also actively engaged in the education of students and graduate trainees as well as a leader in hospital administration.
Dr. Zaas graduated from Yale University in 1994. He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University in 1998 and subsequently did his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his fellowship training at Duke in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2005. He formerly served as medical director for lung transplantation at Duke. Dr. Zaas joined the MUSC faculty in 2020. Dr. Zaas is an associate professor of medicine at MUSC as well as the chief executive officer for the MUSC Health Charleston Division and the chief clinical officer for MUSC Health.