Faculty Profile: Corey Ventetuolo, MD, MS

Corey Ventetuolo
Corey Ventetuolo, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Bio Med Medicine, Health Services, Policy and Practice
Work: +1 401-444-3565
Research focus includes the epidemiology and treatment of pulmonary vascular disease and right ventricular (RV) function. This includes investigation of subclinical markers of RV failure and novel RV therapeutics. I have a particular interest in gender and sex hormone determinants of RV function both in health and in disease, with funding from the American Heart Association to study genetic variation in estrogen metabolism as a predictor of RV structure and function.


Dr. Ventetuolo is an Instructor of Medicine and a member of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine. Her interests include pulmonary vascular disease, right ventricular failure, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Funded by a 5-year American Heart Association Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award, her research focuses on the role of sex hormones and genetic predictors of the hormonal mileu on right ventricular function.
Dr. Ventetuolo graduated from Tufts Medical School and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Brown. Following her Chief Residency, she completed fellowship training at Columbia, with subspecialty training in pulmonary hypertension at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Colorado. During her Instructorship at Columbia, she completed a Master's degree in Biostatics from the Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Ventetuolo joined the faculty of Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals in 2011, with clinical duties in the Pulmonary Hypertension Center and the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Grants and Awards

2010 Chief Fellow, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2009 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine

5/09 Trainee Travel Award, American Thoracic Society International Conference

5/07 Alpha Omega Alpha Member

7/06-6/07 Haffenreffer Fellow in Medical Sciences, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School

5/06 Housestaff Teaching Award, Brown Medical School Residency Program

5/03 The Charles and Jane Brusch Prize, Tufts University

5/99 Rose Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, University of Pennsylvania

5/98 Mie Kim Najita Fellowship, Parmly Hearing Institute, Loyola University of Chicago


2009-present American Thoracic Society
2008-present Society of Critical Care Medicine

Funded Research

Estrogen Metabolism and Right Ventricular Structure and Function: The MESA-RV Study
Principal Investigator
American Heart Association, Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award 11FTF7400032
Grant Amount: $593,000
Funding Period: 7/1/11-6/30/16

Sex Hormones and Genetic Determinants of Right Ventricular Structure and Function: The MESA-RV Study
Principal Investigator
2011 ASPIRE Pulmonary Vascular Disease Young Investigator Research Award
Grant Amount: $100,000
Funding Period: 11/1/11-10/31/12

Selected Publications

  • Ventetuolo CE, Ouyang P, Bluemke DA, Tandri H, Barr RG, Bagiella E, Cappola AR, Bristow MR, Johnson C, Kronmal RA, Kizer JR, Lima JA, Kawut SM. Sex hormones are associated with right ventricular structure and function: The MESA-Right Ventricle study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Mar 1;183(5):659-67. (2011)
  • Ventetuolo CE, Levy MM.Cardiac biomarkers in the critically ill. Crit Care Clin. 2011 Apr;27(2):327-43. (2011)
  • Mongero LB, Brodie D, Cunningham J, Ventetuolo C, Kim H, Sylvan E, Bacchetta MD. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and severe hypoxemic respiratory failure from silicone embolism. Perfusion. 2010 Jul;25(4):249-52. (2010)
  • Ventetuolo CE, Levy MM. Sepsis: a clinical update. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Mar;3(2):571-7. (2008)
  • Ventetuolo CE, Benza RL, Peacock AJ, Zamanian RT, Badesch DB, Kawut SM. Surrogate and combined end points in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2008 Jul 15;5(5):617-22. (2008)
  • Ventetuolo CE, Levy MM. Biomarkers: diagnosis and risk assessment in sepsis.Clin Chest Med. 2008 Dec;29(4):591-603. (2008)
  • Saunders JC, Ventetuolo CE, Plontke SK, Weiss BA. Coding of sound intensity in the chick cochlear nerve. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Dec;88(6):2887-98. (2002)
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