Peter J Leary

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2018
Master Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2013
MD Medicine (MD), Johns Hopkins University, 2005



University of Washington Medicine
UW Medical Center, BB-1245 Box 356522
Seattle, WA 98195


Peter Leary is the Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Disease program, a board-certified pulmonologist, and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. His research is focused on identifying and targeting mechanisms that contribute to pulmonary hypertension and heart failure.


Research Interests

His research interests include heart failure, right ventricular adaptation, pulmonary vascular disease and epidemiology.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

"This Patient Needs a Doctor - Not a Guideline!" The Zone of Uncertainty in Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure Measurement.
(2024 Apr 26)
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Rayner SG, Tedford RJ, Leary PJ, Mak S, Houston BA

Fatty acid metabolism promotes TRPV4 activity in lung microvascular endothelial cells in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
(2024 Mar 1)
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 326(3): L252-L265
Philip N, Yun X, Pi H, Murray S, Hill Z, Fonticella J, Perez P, Zhang C, Pathmasiri W, Sumner S, Servinsky L, Jiang H, Huetsch JC, Oldham WM, Visovatti S, Leary PJ, Gharib SA, Brittain E, Simpson CE, Le A, Shimoda LA, Suresh K

Premorbid weight in pulmonary arterial hypertension.
(2023 Oct)
Pulm Circ 13(4): e12308
Oppegard LJ, Barros LM, Pi H, Kornfield J, Hough CL, Rayner SG, Robinson JC, Leary PJ

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension due to septic emboli.
(2024 Jan)
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 103(1): 115-118
Steinberg ZL, Rayner SG, Leary PJ

Regional Variation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the United States: The Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry.
(2023 Dec)
Ann Am Thorac Soc 20(12): 1718-1725
Fling C, De Marco T, Kime NA, Lammi MR, Oppegard LJ, Ryan JJ, Ventetuolo CE, White RJ, Zamanian RT, Leary PJ

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