Gloria Elaine B. Westney, MD, MSCR, FCCP, ATSF

Gloria Elaine B. Westney, MD, MSCR, FCCP, ATSF 


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Location: Grady Hospital, Suite 1C
Phone: (404)616-9538


Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems: R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine

University of Toronto, Department of Respirology
Fellowship: Lung Cell Biology and Lung Transplantation

Howard University Hospital
Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine

Howard University Hospital
Residency: Internal Medicine


University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Masters of Science in Clinical Research 

Research Interests

  • Sarcoidosis Disease Severity in African Americans
  • Interstitial Lung Disease in Minority Populations

Clinical Interests

  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • COPD and Asthma
  • Obesity-Related Pulmonary Illnesses


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine


  • Occhipinti M, Paoletti M, Parekh T, Pistolesi M, Pratte KA, Putcha N, Ragland M, Reinhardt JM, Rennard SI, Rosiello RA, Ross JC, Rossiter HB, Ruczinski I, San Jose Estepar R, Sciurba FC, Sieren JC, Singh H, Soler X, Steiner RM, Strand MJ, Stringer WW, Tal-Singer R, Thomashow B, Vegas Sánchez-Ferrero G, Walsh JW, Wan ES, Washko GR, Michael Wells J, Wendt CH, Westney G, Wilson A, Wise RA, Yen A, Young K, Yun J, Silverman EK, Crapo JD. COPDGene® 2019: Redefining the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2019 Nov;6(5):384-399. doi: 10.15326/jcopdf.6.5.2019.0149. PMID: 31710793; PMCID: PMC7020846.
  • Maselli DJ, Bhatt SP, Anzueto A, Bowler RP, DeMeo DL, Diaz AA, Dransfield MT, Fawzy A, Foreman MG, Hanania NA, Hersh CP, Kim V, Kinney GL, Putcha N, Wan ES, Wells JM, Westney GE, Young KA, Silverman EK, Han MK, Make BJ. Clinical Epidemiology of COPD: Insights From 10 Years of the COPDGene Study. Chest. 2019 Aug;156(2):228-238. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.04.135. Epub 2019 May 30. PMID: 31154041; PMCID: PMC7198872.
  • Han MK, Curran-Everett D, Dransfield MT, Criner GJ, Zhang L, Murphy JR, Hansel NN, DeMeo DL, Hanania NA, Regan EA, Make BJ, Martinez FJ, Westney GE, Foreman MG; COPDGene Investigators. Racial differences in quality of life in patients with COPD. Chest. 2011 Nov;140(5):1169-76. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-2869. Epub 2011 Jun 2. PMID: 21636665
  • Foreman MG, Mannino DM, Kamugisha L, Westney GE. Hospitalization for patients with sarcoidosis: 1979-2000. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2006 Jun;23(2):124-9. PMID: 17937108
  • Westney GE, Habib S, Quarshie A. Comorbid illnesses and chest radiographic severity in African-American sarcoidosis patients. Lung. 2007 May-Jun;185(3):131-7. Epub 2007 Mar 24.PMID: 17384899
  • Westney GE, Judson MA. Racial and ethnic disparities in sarcoidosis: from genetics to socioeconomics. Clin Chest Med. 2006 Sep;27(3):453-62, vi. Review. PMID: 16880055
  • Mabo E, Edeki T, Westney GE, Reed JW, Guo X. Erythrocytosis in a scleroderma patient. Mt Sinai J Med. 2006 May;73(3):620-1. PMID: 16758101
  • Westney GE, Harris EN. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Clin. 2002 Oct;18(4):805-17. Review. PMID: 12418442

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Honors and Awards

  • Programs to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)
  • Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities Research Training Program
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee/UAB Partnership Participant