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Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University

Dr. Zavorsky is an exercise physiologist with particular expertise in pulmonary gas exchange and pulmonary function. He has studied the use of "oxygen chambers" in treating concussions and whether such therapy works, as claimed by many former football players who say it increases their memory. His first piece for us in June, 2016, will focus on what to look for in concussions, what can their long-term effects be and what treatments work and don't, including oxygenation.


  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University
  • 2013–2015
    Associate Professor, Health and Sport Sciences, University of Louisville
  • 2010–2013
    Director, Human Physiology Laboratory, Marywood University
  • 2007–2010
    Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University


  • 2015 
    National Board for Respiratory Care, Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • 2013 
    American College of Sports Medicine, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • 2002 
    National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


  • 2015
    Faces and fitness: attractive evolutionary relationship or ugly hypothesis?, Biology Letters (
  • 2015
    The Effects of Pre-Exercise Ginger Supplementation on Muscle Damage and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness., Phytotherapy Research (
  • 2015
    Combined effects of mild-to-moderate obesity and asthma on physiological and sensory responses to exercise., Respiratory Medicine (
  • 2014
    Rates of carbon monoxide elimination in males and females., Physiological Reports (
  • 2014
    Small changes in lung function in runners with marathon-induced interstitial lung edema., Physiological Reports (
  • 2014
    Altitude Does Not Reduce Concussion Incidence: Letter to the Editor., Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine (
  • 2012
    Increased carbon monoxide clearance during exercise in humans., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • American Physiological Society
  • National Strength and Conditioning Assocation