Dudley F. Rochester, MD

Dudley F. Rochester, MD

Dudley F. Rochester








Dudley F. Rochester, MD


Emeritus Professor of Medicine


Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Board Certifications:

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease

Publications (selected):

Rochester DF, Durand J, Parker JO, Fritts HW Jr., Harvey RM:  Estimation of right ventricular output in man using radioactive krypton (Kr85).  J Clin Invest 40:643‑648, 1961.

Rochester DF, Pradel‑Guena M:  Measurement of diaphragmatic blood flow in dogs from 133Xenon clearance.  J Appl Physiol 34:68‑74, 1973.

Rochester DF:  Measurement of diaphragmatic blood flow and oxygen consumption in the dog using the Kety Schmidt technique.  J Clin Invest 53:1216‑1225, 1974.

Rochester DF, Bettini G:  Diaphragmatic blood flow and energy expenditure in the dog: Effect of inspiratory air flow resistance and hypercapnia.  J Clin Invest 57:661‑672, 1976.

Rochester DF, Braun NMT, Laine S:  Diaphragmatic energy expenditure in chronic respiratory failure: The effect of assisted ventilation with body respirators.  Am J Med 63:223‑232, 1977.

Braun NMT, Arora NS, Rochester DF:  Force‑length relation of the normal human diaphragm.  J Appl Physiol 53:405‑412, 1982.

Arora NS, Rochester DF:  Effect of body weight and muscularity on human diaphragm muscle mass, thickness and area.  J Appl Physiol 52:64‑70, 1982.

Aldrich TK, Arora NS, Rochester DF:  The influence of airway obstruction and respiratory muscle strength on maximum voluntary ventilation in lung disease.  Am Rev Respir Dis 126:195‑199, 1982.

Arora NS, Rochester DF:  Respiratory muscle strength and maximum voluntary ventilation in undernourished patients.  Am Rev Respir Dis 126:5‑8, 1982.

Rochester DF, Braun NMT:  Determinants of maximal inspiratory pressure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Am Rev Respir Dis 132:42‑47, 1985.

Petroll WM, Knight H, Rochester DF:  Effect of lower rib cage expansion and diaphragm shortening on the zone of apposition.  J Appl Physiol 68:484‑488, 1990.

Petroll WM, Knight H, Rochester DF:  A model approach to assess diaphragmatic volume displacement.  J Appl Physiol 69:2175‑2182, 1990.

Knight H, Petroll WM, Rochester DF:  Relationships between abdominal and diaphragmatic volume displacements.  J Appl Physiol 71:565‑572, 1991.

Rochester DF, Enson Y:  Current concepts in the pathogenesis of the obesity‑hypoventilation syndrome: mechanical and circulatory factors.  Am J Med 47:402‑420, 1974.

Rochester DF, Arora NS, Braun NMT:  Maximum contractile force of human diaphragm muscle, determined in vivo.  Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association 93:200‑208, 1981.