Internal Medicine/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Karl Van Gundy, MD


Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine,
UCSF Fresno









  Medical School: University of the East Medical Center
  Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
  Fellowship: Pulmonary Medicine, University of Southern California
  Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
  Awards and Recognition: Dean's List
Intern of the Year
Kaiser Teaching Award Nomination
UCSF Fresno Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year
Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
  1. Simon Paul, Tami Mau, Pavel Volkov, Karl Van Gundy, Michael C. Horning, George A.Brooks Lactate and Glucose Metabolism in Asymptomatic HIV Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy during Rest and Exercise. 2011       

    Van Gundy K, collaborator.  Initial trophic vs full enteral feeding in patients with acute lung injury: the EDEN randomized trial.  JAMA. 2012 Feb 22;307(8):795-803. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.137. Epub 2012 Feb 5.  PMID:  22307571  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID:  PMC3743415

    Van Gundy K, collaborator.  Rosuvastatin for sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 5;370(23):2191-200. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401520. Epub 2014 May 18.  PMID: 24835849 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

    Jain VV, Allison R, Beck SJ, Jain R, Mills PK, McCurley JW, Van Gundy KP, Peterson MW.  Impact of an integrated disease management program in reducing exacerbations in patients with severe asthma and COPD.  Respir Med. 2014 Sep 28. pii: S0954-6111(14)00321-7. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2014.09.010.  PMID: 25294691


    Hsieh SJ, Zhuo H, Benowitz NL, Thompson BT, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Calfee CS; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network; National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network.  Prevalence and impact of active and passive cigarette smoking in acute respiratory distress syndrome.  Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep;42(9):2058-68. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000418.  PMID: 24942512



  1. Rothfeld A, Van Gundy KP:  New measurement of airway resistance, Chest 1989; 96:512 (poster presentation at the American college of Chest Physicians annual meeting)
  2. Ahamd I, Van Gundy KP, Mohler JG:  The effect of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia on the carbon monoxide diffusing capacity of HIV positive patients.  Am Rev Respir Dis. April; 1988:  supp (abstract)
  3. Bower AN, Quenzer M, Lanford J, Van Gundy KP: Prospective randomized comparative trial of two insulin infusion protocols in Intensive Care Unit patients: Critical Care Medicine 34 (12) :A68 – A68 258 SP Dec 2006
  4. Mau TL, Paul S Volkov P, Van Gundy KP, Brooks GA: Glucose kinetics in HIV infected patient on antiretroviral therapy during rest and exercise. FASEB Journal 21 (6): A928-A929 Apr 2007
  5. Sy FT, Van Gundy KP, Balasubramanian V. A case of malignant acute respiratory distress syndrome. Journal of Investigative Medicine 55 (1): S157-S158 S. Jan 2007
  6. Sy FT, Van Gundy KP, Balasubramanian V: Malignant acute respirtroy distress syndrome. Journal Investigative Medicne 2007 5, S157-S158
  7. Van Gundy KP, Liu M, Riese RJ, , Norwood P: Effects of inhaled human insulin on airway lining fluid composition in adults with diabetes. CHEST Jan 2007 S148





IRB Approved Research Projects
Prospective Study of Sleep Stages in ICU Patients
Identifying the Need of Instrument Specific Normalizing Values for Blood Gas Analyzers

On Going Research
Evaluation of ST-2 as a marker of cardiac remodeling in patients with severe OSA and effects of CPAP therapy Post-FDA Approval Clinical Trial Evaluating Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Persistent Asthma