Dr. Christian Becker received combined MD (1999) and PhD degrees (2001, molecular genetics) from Hannover Medical School in Germany. He trained in Internal Medicine in Germany (2000-2002) and subsequently in the US (2002-2005), followed by clinical (2005-2008) and research fellowship training (2008-2009) in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He joined the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009 as a physician scientist with a translational research focus on human lung dendritic cell anatomic and functional diversity in the steady state and pulmonary disease, specifically lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis. In addition, Dr. Becker is involved in various immunophenotyping studies: he is the principal investigator for a clinical study on myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), which is examining the effects of physical exercise on the immune status of patients with this condition, and is conducting immunophenotyping studies on lung cancer, sarcoidosis and IPF.
He continues to see patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings.