Dubois, Richard



Richard Dubois, MD

Portrait photo of Dr. Richard Dubois


Corning, NY

Medical School:

University at Buffalo School of Medicine


I was born and raised in Upstate New York. After completing my bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Rochester, I spent two years in a basic science research lab at Columbia University Medical Center studying DNA double-strand break repair pathways. I then attended medical school at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine before coming back to Columbia for general surgery residency. During my residency, I completed a one year ECMO fellowship which provided an incredible experience in ECMO and lung transplantation.

Personal Interests:

Running, cycling, swimming, hiking, rock climbing.

Clinical Interests:

Thoracic surgery, lung transplantation, and ECMO

Why UW?

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Washington allows their fellows and residents to gain an incredibly broad and diverse experience in all facets of both cardiac and thoracic surgery. Given my interests in both thoracic surgery and lung transplantation, I was looking for a program that provided great training in both of those areas as well.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Embrace the relationships you create in that first year. These people will become your family for the years to come.

What do you like best about living in Seattle?

So many opportunities for running, cycling, and hiking in the most beautiful area of the country.


  1. Zha, S., Guo, C., Boboila, C., Oksenych, V., Cheng, H., Zhang, Y., Wesemann, D.R., Yuen, G., Patel, H., Goff, P.H., Dubois, R.L., & Alt, F.W. (2011). ATM damage response and XLF repair factors are functionally redundant in joining DNA breaks. Nature, 469, 250-254.
  2. Zha, S., Jiang, W., Fujiwara, Y., Patel, H., Goff, P.H., Brush, J.W., Dubois, R.L., & Alt, F.W. (2011). Ataxia telangiectasia-mutated protein and DNA-dependent protein kinase have complementary V(D)J recombination functions. PNAS, 108(5), 2028-2033.
  3. Liu, X., Jiang, W., Dubois, R. L., Yamamoto, K., Wolner, Z., & Zha, S. (2012). Overlapping functions between XLF repair protein and 53BP1 DNA damage response factor in end joining and lymphocyte development. PNAS, 109(10), 3903-08.
  4. Yamamoto, K., Wang, Y., Jiang, W., Liu, X., Dubois, R. L., Lin, C. S., Ludwig, T., Bakkenist, C. J., & Zha, S. (2012). Kinase-dead ATM protein causes genomic instability and early embryonic lethality in mice. Journal of Cellular Biology, 198(3), 305-13.
  5. Yamamoto, K., Lee, B. J., Li, C., Dubois, R. L., Hobeika, E., Bhagat, G., & Zha, S. (2015). Early B-cell specific inactivation of ATM synergizes with ectopic CyclinD1 expression to promote pre-germinal center B-cell lymphomas in mice. Leukemia.
  6. Jiang, W., Lee, B. J., Li, C., Dubois, R. L., Gostissa, M., Alt, F. W., & Zha, S. (2015). Aberrant TCRδ rearrangement underlies the T cell lymphocytopenia and t (12; 14) translocation associated with ATM deficiency. Blood.
  7. Jiang, W., Crowe, J. L., Liu, X., Nakajima, S., Wang, Y., Li, C., Lee, B. J., Dubois, R. L., Liu, C., Yu, X., Lan, L., & Zha, S. (2015). Differential phosphorylation of DNA-PKcs regulates the interplay between end-processing and end-ligation during nonhomologous end-joining. Molecular cell, 58(1), 172-185.
  8. Leo, R. J., & DuBois, R. L. (2016). A Case of Olfactory Groove Meningioma Misdiagnosed as Schizophrenia. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 77(1), 67-68.
  9. Dubois, R. L., Raisig, E., & Stanifer, B. P. (2020). Gossypiboma Mimicking Fluorodeoxyglucose-avid Lung Nodule. The Annals of thoracic surgery109(6), e403-e405.
  10. Agerstrand, C., Dubois, R. L., Takeda, K., Uriel, N., Lemaitre, P., Fried, J., Masoumi, A., Cheung, E. W., Kaku, Y., Witer, L., Liou, P., Gerall, C., Klein-Cloud, R., Abrams, D., Cunningham, J., Madahar, P., Short, B., Yip, N. H., Serra, A., Beck, J., Brewer, M., Fung, K., Mullin, D., Oommen, R., Stanifer, B. P., Middlesworth, W., Sonett, J., & Brodie, D. (2021). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for coronavirus disease 2019: crisis standards of care. ASAIO Journal67(3), 245-249.
  11. Abrams, D., Madahar, P., Eckhardt, C. M., Short, B., Yip, N. H., Parekh, M., Serra, A., Dubois, R. L., Saleem, D., Agerstrand, C., Scala, P., Benvenuto, L., Arcasoy, S. M., Sonett, J. R., Takeda, K., Meier, A., Beck, J., Ryan, P., Fan, E., Hodgson, C., Bacchetta, M., & Brodie, D. (2022). Early mobilization during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiopulmonary failure in adults: factors associated with intensity of treatment. Annals of the American Thoracic Society19(1), 90-98.