Internal Medicine/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Vipul V. Jain, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Director, Chronic Lung Disease Program, UCSF Fresno
Director, Smoking Cessation Program, UCSF Fresno










Medical School:

T.N. Medical College, Bombay, India
  Residency: UCSF Fresno
  Post Graduate: University of Iowa
  Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care, University of California San Diego
  Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
  Awards and Recognition UCSF Fresno, Internal Medicine, Intern of the Year
UCSF Fresno, Internal Medicine, Research Award
Member, Editorial Board. Journal of Asthma   
Reviewer, Medical Science Monitor 
Reviewer, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Election to Index Copernicus Panel of Scientists (2007)



Jain VV, Abejie B, Bashir MH, Tyner T, Vempilly J. Lung Volume Abnormalities and its correlation to spirometric and demographic variables in adult asthma. J Asthma. 2013 Aug;50(6):600-5 ,Epub 2013 PubMed PMID:23521185

Jain VV, Allison R, Beck S, McCurley J, Jain R, Mills PK, Van Gundy KP, Peterson MW. Impact of an Integrated Disease Management Program in reducing Exacerbations in patients with Severe Asthma and COPD. Respiratory Medicine EPub 2014, PubMed PMID:25294691


Jain VV, Allison DR, Andrews S, Mejia J, Mills PK, Peterson MW. Misdiagnosis Among Frequent Exacerbators of Clinically Diagnosed Asthma and COPD in Absence of Confirmation of Airflow Obstruction. Lung. 2015 Aug; 193(4):505-12. PMID: 25921015

Bambra G, Jalota L, Kapoor C, Mills PK, Vempilly JJ, Jain VV. Office Spirometry correlates with Laboratory Spirometry in Patients with symptomatic Asthma and COPD. Clinical Respiratory Journal. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed  PMID:26620598






Avik E, Jain VV. Characteristics of Hemothoraces from Rib Exostosis: Case report and Review of 21 cases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A2983

Allison R, Andrews S, Jain R, Van Gundy KP, Peterson MW, Jain VV. Overdiagnosis Of Severe Asthma And COPD In The Setting Of Underutilization Of Spirometry. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:A2972; 2014

Avik EL, Andrews SM, Deguzman, J, Jain VV. Recurrent Lymphocytic Pleural And Pericardial Effusions Associated With Familial Late-Onset Lymphedema. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189; A2911; 2014

Kapoor C, Bambra G, Mills P, Vempilly J, Jain VV. Evidence Of Correlation Between Office Spirometry And Laboratory Spirometry In Patients With Asthma And COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;A2975;  2014


Jain VV, Allison R, Beck S, Van Gundy KP, Peterson, MW. Impact Of A University Based Comprehensive Chronic Lung Disease Program On Hospital Utilization In Patients With Severe Asthma And COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;A1911,  2014


Andrews SM, Carter M, Deoghare H, Mills PK, Van Gundy K, Jain VV. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Program prevents accelerated FEV1 decline and may prevent Exacerbations in patients with Severe COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015


Andrews SM, Bambra G, Avik E, Almasri E, Abejie B, Van Gundy K, Vempilly J, Jain VV.  CPAP Therapy for Non Apneic Uncontrolled Asthma Patients: A Randomized Control Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015





CPAP as Novel Therapy in Uncontrolled Asthma, Use of CPAP as novel therapy for uncontrolled symptomatic asthma in patients without evidence of sleep apnea on polysomnography 2012-2015


Active Projects as Principal Investigator:
1) Physician perspectives in Inhaler therapy of Asthma - lead by Pre-med student (Mejia Janil)
2) PACE Study- Predictors of Asthma and COPD Exacerbations - lead researcher/fellow - Richard Allison/Sherry Andrews
3) Impact of Home Visit Program on COPD Exacerbations - lead researcher/co-pi - Richard Allison/Van Gundy
4) Outcomes of Maintainence Rehab Program - fellow/co-PI - Sherry Andrews/ Van Gundy 
5) Association between exhaled nitric oxide and Asthma exacerbations - fellow- Leena Jalota
6) Predictors of misdiagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction in Asthma - fellow - Leena Jalota