Brooks Thomas Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Brooks Thomas Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
2825 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

There is no silver bullet to battle COPD, but meaningful and life-changing outcomes are possible through precise phenotyping of disease and personalized care.  I thoroughly review patient medical records and listen to the patient's history to devise a clear, thoughtful diagnostic and therapeutic plan. Most importantly, I educate my patients about my proposed plan so that together we can make a diagnosis and optimize treatment.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kuhn is a pulmonology and critical care (i.e. intensive care) specialist. He is a specialist in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency. Dr. Kuhn serves as co-director of the UC Davis Comprehensive COPD Clinic and director of the Alpha-1 Foundation designated Clinical Resource Center.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kuhn's research interest is in the management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD including: early identification of exacerbation using new technologies such as remote patient monitoring to prevent hospitalizations and undue worsening of disease. Dr. Kuhn applies health informatics tools and new technologies to improve the management of COPD patients in the modern health care environment.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., Microbiology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2005

Medical School

M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA 2009

Other School

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2017


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2010-2012


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2016

PCCM Fellow's Faculty of the Year, 2021

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Doctors 2020, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2020

Alpha-1 Foundation Designated Expert in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, 2018

Honored Scholar, Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research, 2016

Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at Sacramento VA Hospital, UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, 2013

Quan MA, Hoerger JL, Mullins EH, Kuhn BT. A 66-Year-Old Man With Subacute Cough and Worsening Dyspnea Previously Diagnosed With COVID-19 Pneumonia. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2022 Jan-Dec;10:23247096211055334. doi:10.1177/23247096211055334. PMID:35001693.

Lam J, Tonnu-Mihara I, Kenyon NJ, Kuhn BT. Comparative Effectiveness of Roflumilast and Azithromycin for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021 Oct 28;8(4):450-463. doi:10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0224. PMID:34379371.

Brooks T. Kuhn, Katherine D. Wick, Michael Schivo. An Update in Health Disparities in COPD in the USA. Current Pulmonology Reports. 2021 Mar;1-8. doi:10.1007/s13665-021-00268-0.

McNulty MJ, Silberstein DZ, Kuhn BT, Padgett HS, Nandi S, McDonald KA, Cross CE. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and recombinant protein sources with focus on plant sources: Updates, challenges and perspectives. Free Radic Biol Med. 2021 Feb 1;163:10-30. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.11.030. Epub 2020 Dec 3. PMID:33279618.

Sanville BC, Kuhn BT. A 56-Year-Old Male With Weight Loss, Night Sweats, Dyspnea, and Bladder Cancer. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2021 Jan-Dec;9:2324709621997246. doi:10.1177/2324709621997246. PMID:33645301.

Rehm GB, Cortés-Puch I, Kuhn BT, Nguyen J, Fazio SA, Johnson MA, Anderson NR, Chuah CN, Adams JY. Use of Machine Learning to Screen for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Using Raw Ventilator Waveform Data. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Jan 8;3(1):e0313. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000313. PMID:33458681.

Craddock K, Schivo S, Kuhn B. Inhaled Maintenance Regimen Changes from pMDI and/or DPI to SMI and/or Nebulizer Therapy and Education to Improve Medication Effectiveness With Measurement by CAT Score. Respiratory Care. 2020 Oct 1;65(Suppl 10) 3449274.

Rehm G, Woo SH, Chen XL, Kuhn BT, Cortes-Puch I, Anderson N, Adams JY, Chuah CN. Leveraging IoTs and Machine Learning for Patient Diagnosis and Ventilation Management in the Intensive Care Unit. IEEE Pervasive Computation. 2020;19(3):68-78.

Chau-Etchepare F, Hoerger JL, Kuhn BT, Zeki AA, Haczku A, Louie S, Kenyon NJ, Davis CE, Schivo M. Viruses and non-allergen environmental triggers in asthma. J Investigative Med. 2019;67:1029-1041.

Rehm GB, Kuhn BT, Nguyen J, Anderson NR, Chuah CN, Adams JY. Improving Mechanical Ventilator Clinical Decision Support Systems with a Machine Learning Classifier for Determining Ventilator Mode. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:318-322. doi:10.3233/SHTI190235. PMID:31437937.