Richard L Lubman

Associate Professor of Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Acute Lung Injury/ARDS
Rare Lung Diseases
Human Stem Cell Biology


  • Critical Care
  • Pulmonary


  • Department of Medicine


  • English

Richard L Lubman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Lubman is an Associate Professor of both Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology and of Physiology and Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. In 2004, Dr. Lubman had the opportunity to teach at Imperial College in London, UK as a Visiting Professor at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre. Along with his academic appointments, Dr. Lubman holds clinical positions as an attending physician at the Keck Hospital of USC, the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lubman has received grants for thirteen research studies and has given scientific and medical lectures all across the United States and Canada. An accomplished writer, Dr. Lubman has authored over 60 peer reviewed articles for medical journals and contributed to a number of book chapters and clinical presentations.


College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, B.S. (Major in Biology with Concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior), Ithaca, NY, September 1973 - June 1977
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, M.D., September 1977 - June1981


SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Internal Medicine), New York, NY, July 1981 - June 1982


SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Internal Medicine), New York, NY, July 1982 - June 1984
Brooklyn VA Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Chief Resident, Brooklyn, NY, July 1984 - June 1985


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Pulmonary and Critical Care), New York, NY, July 1985 - June 1988


National Board of Medical Examiners
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases
Critical Care Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians, 1987 (Fellow, 1990)
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, 1987 (Fellow, 1992)
American Thoracic Society, 1987
American Heart Association, Cardiopulmonary Council, 1990
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 1994
American Physiological Society, 1995
Western Society for Clinical Investigation, 1999
USC Research Center for Liver Diseases (Affiliate Member), 2000
American Society for Matrix Biology, 2000


Finalist, National Merit Scholarship Program, 1973
New York State Regents Scholarship Award, 1973 - 1977
New York State Cornell Regents Scholarship Award, 1973 - 1977
Summer Research Fellowship, Downstate Medical Center, 1978
J. Burns Amberson Fellowship, New York Lung Association, 1986 - 1988
Parker B. Francis Foundation Fellowship, 1988 - 1991
Wright Foundation Research Award, University of Southern California, 1992 - 1993
Initial Investigator, Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, American Heart Association, 1993 - 1995
Dr. Lubman was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.