Christian Bime, MD, MSC

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS) Graduate Program
  • Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
Research Interests: 
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) genetics, genomics and translational research 
  • Mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI)
  • Biomarkers in critical care diseases including sepsis, sepsis shock, and ARDS 
  • Health disparities in critical care, including ARDS and sepsis
  • Cardiopulmonary physiology during lung injury and use of ventilatory support devices
  • Long-term outcomes in ARDS survivors
  • Critical care management and education
  • Asthma and obesity
  • Severe asthma phenotype
  • Clinical trials in asthma
  • Biomarkers and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in asthma
  • MD: Universite de Yaounde, Cameroon
  • MSC: Michigan State University, Epidemiology
Honors and Awards
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2005-2008)
  • Chief Medical Resident: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2008-2009)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009-2013)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Subspecialty
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty

Select Publications


Miller, D. C., C. Bime, S. Partharsarathy, and J. M. Mosier, "High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Concepts: Time to Standardize Nomenclature and Avoid Confusion.", J Intensive Care Med, vol. 35, issue 5, pp. 519-523, 2020 May. PMID: 32105158


Bime, C., N. Casanova, R. C. Oita, J. Ndukum, H. Lynn, S. M. Camp, Y. Lussier, I. Abraham, D. Carter, E. J. Miller, et al., "Development of a biomarker mortality risk model in acute respiratory distress syndrome.", Crit Care, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 410, 2019 12 16. PMCID: PMC6916252  PMID: 31842964
Lynn, H., X. Sun, N. Casanova, M. Gonzales-Garay, C. Bime, and J. G. N. Garcia, "Genomic and Genetic Approaches to Deciphering Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Risk and Mortality.", Antioxid Redox Signal, vol. 31, issue 14, pp. 1027-1052, 2019 11 10. PMCID: PMC6939590  PMID: 31016989


Roman, J., G. Viegi, M. Schenker, V. D. Ojeda, E. J. Pérez-Stable, B. Nemery, I. Annesi-Maesano, S. R. Patel, S. La Grutta, F. Holguin, et al., "Research Needs on Respiratory Health in Migrant and Refugee Populations. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Workshop Report.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 15, issue 11, pp. 1247-1255, 2018 11. PMID: 30382778
Bime, C., N. Pouladi, S. Sammani, K. Batai, N. Casanova, T. Zhou, C. L. Kempf, X. Sun, S. M. Camp, T. Wang, et al., "Genome-Wide Association Study in African Americans with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Identifies the Selectin P Ligand Gene as a Risk Factor.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 197, issue 11, pp. 1421-1432, 2018 06 01. PMCID: PMC6005557  PMID: 29425463