Monika Kakol

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. Monika Kakol specializes in the management of airway disease and airway reconstruction, cancer diagnosis and pleural disease. Additionally, she has expertise in Lung Transplantation with a research focus on post Lung Transplant airway complications. Having served fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Lung Transplantation and Interventional Pulmonary, she is well versed in the complexities of medical conditions . She strives to provide excellent care by approaching every case in a multidisciplinary fashion with a focus on each patient’s unique needs. This leads to a comprehensive approach to health as Dr. Kakol is firm in her belief that health encompasses both the state of body and mind. Dr. Kakol’s priority is to not only care for the physical body, but also to collaborate with her patients so they feel supported through their care journey.


  • Influence of different sample preparation techniques on imaging viruses and virus-like particles by scanning electron and scanning transmission electron microscopes Front Microbiol. 2023; 14:1279720. . View in PubMed
  • First lung and kidney multi-organ transplant following COVID-19 Infection J Heart Lung Transplant. 2021 08; 40(8):856-859. . View in PubMed
  • Strengthening Digital Health Technology Capacity in Navajo Communities to Help Counter the COVID-19 Pandemic Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 07; 18(7):1109-1114. . View in PubMed
  • Susceptibility of Southwestern American Indian Tribes to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) J Rural Health. 2021 01; 37(1):197-199. . View in PubMed
  • Real-world experience with riociguat as potential bridging therapy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a case series Pulm Circ. 2020 Apr-Jun; 10(2):2045894019898377. . View in PubMed
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Screening Adds Limited Value to the Choice of Empiric Antibiotics in Community-acquired Pneumonia Clin Infect Dis. 2019 03 19; 68(7):1251. . View in PubMed
  • Cutaneous manifestations of injectable drug use: hidden secrets Cutis. 2014 Apr; 93(4):185-7. . View in PubMed
  • A cry for help, do not omit the signsDermatitis artefacta–psychiatric problems in dermatological diseases (a review of 5 cases). Med Sci Monit. 2012 Oct; 18(10):CS85-9. . View in PubMed
  • A retrospective study of 12 cases of pyoderma gangrenosum: why we should avoid surgical intervention and what therapy to apply Am Surg. 2011 Dec; 77(12):1644-9. . View in PubMed