Luke Davis, MD, is a pulmonary and critical care physician with an interest in pulmonary
infections, especially tuberculosis (TB). “One third of the world's
population have TB infection; 10 million develop active TB every year; 1.5
million people die, mostly because they fail to access high-quality care. We
know how to cure almost all patients with TB, but we fail to find them in
time,” Dr. Davis says.
Fortunately, active TB is rare in the United
States, but widespread screening programs mean that many patients are told that
they might have TB, Dr. Davis says. Yale Medicine is one of the few places in Connecticut
that has a dedicated weekly TB clinic, where patients can meet with experts to
get quick, accurate answers and the high-quality care that they need. In the
clinic, Dr. Davis and other doctors care for patients from many backgrounds,
including those with complicated medical histories and those who prefer to
communicate with providers in languages other than English.
Dr. Davis is associate
professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine) and of
epidemiology (microbial diseases) at Yale School of Medicine. He also teaches
at Yale School of Public Health.