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- Pulmonology (Lung)Critical Care
About Biren Kamdar, MD, MHS
Biren Kamdar, MD, MBA, MS, MHS, is a board-certified pulmonologist and critical care physician. He cares for adult patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and those with general lung conditions.
As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Kamdar trains medical students, residents and fellows at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. His NIH/NIA-funded research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms in the ICU; in particular, methods to evaluate sleep in critically ill patients and the effect of interventions to improve sleep-wake cycles on delirium and other important outcomes. Dr. Kamdar has presented on this topic at national and international conferences, and has published in various medical journals and textbooks.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kamdar was an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Kamdar completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) in Baltimore. During his fellowship, he received an NIH/Kirschstein NRSA Award and a Master in Health Science (MHS) degree from the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received a joint MD/MBA at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville.
Dr. Kamdar is board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine and pulmonary disease. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Thoracic Society and the American Delirium Society.
In his free time, Dr. Kamdar enjoys spending time with wife and two daughters, exercising (high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, running), vegetarian gastronomy, traveling, and watching sports. Dr. Kamdar is also conversant in Spanish.
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For more information, see Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
- Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
- Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Nashville, TN
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Critical Care Medicine