Keck School Faculty

Santhi Iyer Kumar

Santhi Iyer Kumar

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
Vice Chair for Quality and Safety
Interim Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
IRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue Off Campus Los Angeles

LAC+USC Medical Center: Chief Fellow, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, 2009-2010

LAC+USC Medical Center: Resident of the Year Award, 2007

Phi Eta Sigma: Member, 2004

Lehigh University: Dean's Scholar, 2000

Hypotension Prediction Score for Endotracheal Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Post Hoc Analysis of the HEMAIR Study J Intensive Care Med. 2022 Nov; 37(11):1467-1479. . View in PubMed

Super Obesity in the Medical Intensive Care Unit J Intensive Care Med. 2020 May; 35(5):478-484. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for and prediction of post-intubation hypotension in critically ill adults: A multicenter prospective cohort study PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0233852. . View in PubMed

Peritoneal and pleural sarcoidosis: an unusual association - review and clinical report Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2008 Sep; 14(5):481-7. . View in PubMed

Dr. Kumar's clinical interests include critical care, pulmonary, and internal medicine. Her research interests include critical care, quality improvement, patient safety and team science.

Dr. Kumar earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center, followed by a Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.
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