Dr. Kamyar’s clinical and investigative interests include evaluation and management of lung transplantation; alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency/COPD and advanced stages management; sarcoidosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and Interstitial Lung Disease management; and phenotypic variance in cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Akuthota’s clinical interests include asthma; eosinophilic pulmonary disease, including EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome), eosinophilic pneumonias, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and hypereosinophilic syndromes; and critical care medicine. His investigative interests range from basic research in eosinophil immunobiology to clinical research in asthma and eosinophilic pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Amann is originally from New Brunswick, NJ. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and then attended Jefferson Medical College. He was the recipient of a Uniformed Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Navy, and upon completion of his MD came to San Diego for post-graduate training. During his Naval career he has also received training in Diving and Undersea Medicine, and has served as an Undersea Medical Officer with Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal in Manama, Bahrain, as well as at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, CA.…
Dr. Bazhenov’s investigative interests include the role of sleep in memory and learning, cancer cell population dynamics, neural mechanisms in obstructive sleep apnea, information coding in the olfactory system, and the neural mechanisms of seizures.
Dr. Begovic’s clinical and investigative interests include acute respiratory distress syndrome, medical treatment for drug dependence, staffing in intensive care units, and intensive care unit telemedicine.
Dr. Bellinghausen grew up in Portland, OR, moving southward for college in the beautiful Napa Valley. She attended medical school and residency at Loma Linda University before coming to UCSD for fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. While in residency, she was the two-time recipient of the William Von Pohle Award in Critical Care, chosen by the nurses and respiratory therapists of the medical ICU to honor one resident who excelled in critical care medicine.…
Dr. Conrad’s clinical interests include diseases of the airways, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and diffuse bronchiecstasis. His investigative interests include the response of airway epithelium to various stimuli particularly involved with inflammation; a focus specifically on the regulations of protein expression of CFTR and the lipid per oxidating enzyme 15-lipoxygenase using transgenic mouse models of asthma and pseudomanias aeruginosa pneumonia.
Dr. Crotty Alexander’s clinical interests include critical-care medicine, asthma, and chronic inflammatory lung disease. Her investigative interests include asthma, microbial pathogenesis in the lung, innate immunity in the lung, hypoxia inducible factor, and extracellular traps.
Dr. Crouch’s clinical interests include general pulmonary medicine, asthma and critical care medicine. His investigative interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management and outcomes, chronic thromboembolic disease, cardiac arrest and resuscitation medicine and medical education.
Dr. ElMaraachli’s clinical interests include Bronchiectasis, drug-resistant Tuberculosis and nontuberculosis Mycobacterial lung infections. His investigative interests include drug-resistant Tuberculosis and improving Tuberculosis diagnostics through more efficient sample collection.
Phillip Factor, DO, serves as associate chief medical officer (ACMO) of Inpatient Operations. Dr. Factor is responsible for coordinating key hospital-based services, including critical care, hospitalists, palliative care and infectious disease, as well as inpatient flow and capacity. Dr. Factor’s goals include: increasing the engagement of our medical staff, expanding our critical care programs, improving quality and safety throughout our hospitals and reducing the length of hospital stays to increase access to care for our patients.