Dr. Craig Glazer is a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas. As a faculty member and clinician within the Department of Internal Medicine, he focuses on patients suffering from interstitial lung diseases caused by occupational and environmental exposures, including diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.
Much of Dr. Glazer’s clinical work is aimed at identifying each patient’s disease based on their medical and work history, their physical examinations, and X-rays. Careful investigation helps him understand the nature of the problem and determine the right course of treatment.
Education and Career
Dr. Nelson earned a bachelor of science in Biology at the University of Miami, then entered the University of Miami School of Medicine. After graduating with honors, he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern. After spending a year on the General Internal Medicine faculty there, he moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue a combined fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a residency in Occupational/Environmental Medicine at National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
In addition to his medical education, Dr. Nelson also earned a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the University of Colorado, and upon returning to join the faculty of UT Southwestern in Pulmonary and Critical Care, completed a Master of Science in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Today, he is the medical director of the Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Clinic and Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program, as well as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Service, Research, and Development Plan at The University of Texas, Co-Chair of the Ambulatory Operations Council, Associate Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer University Hospital at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
- American Medical Association
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
Dr. Glazer’s research investigates the causes and treatments of interstitial lung disease, with particular interest in diseases caused by occupational and environmental exposures. His recent focus includes bioaerosol-induced lung diseases, such as the kinds that cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
His recent publications include:
- Role of Antigen Type in Survival in Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Adams TN, Newton CA, Glazer CS Lung 2019 Feb 197 1 113-114
- Telomere Length and Genetic Variant Associations with Interstitial Lung Disease Progression and Survival. Newton CA, Oldham JM, Ley B, Anand V, Adegunsoye A, Liu G, Batra K, Torrealba J, Kozlitina J, Glazer C, Strek ME, Wolters PJ, Noth I, Garcia CK The European Respiratory Journal 2019 Jan
- Making the diagnosis of occupational asthma: when to suspect it and what to do. Glazer CS, Pacheco K Primary care 2008 Mar 35 1 61-80, vi
- Nontuberculous mycobacteria in aerosol droplets and bulk water samples from therapy pools and hot tubs. Glazer CS, Martyny JW, Lee B, Sanchez TL, Sells TM, Newman LS, Murphy J, Heifets L, Rose CS Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 2007 Nov 4 11 831-40
- Clinical and radiologic manifestations of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Glazer CS, Rose CS, Lynch DA Journal of thoracic imaging 2002 Oct 17 4 261-72
- Respiratory protection. Martyny J, Glazer CS, Newman LS The New England journal of medicine 2002 Sep 347 11 824-30