Brooks Thomas Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S.
Critical Care Medicine
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Philosophy of Care
Disease is difficult to cope with, but often ambiguity of the diagnosis is even harder to deal with, as the prognosis and treatment plan are not evident. 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.
Dr. Kuhn is a pulmonology and critical care (i.e. intensive care) specialist. He has special interest in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, and patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
As Co-Director of the UC Davis Alpha-1 Anti-Trypsin Deficiency Clinic, Dr. Kuhn strives to increase community awareness of this non-so-rare disease to improve identification, education, and treatment of alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency patients.
Dr. Kuhn's research interest is in the management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD including: early identification of exacerbation using new technologies; management and prognostication of patients ill enough to require mechanical ventilation; and preventative measures to prevent re-admission after discharge. Dr. Kuhn uses cutting-edge health informatics approaches and new technologies to improve the management of COPD patients in the modern health care environment.
M.D., Jefferson (Sidney Kimmel) Medical College, Philadelphia PA 2009
B.S., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2005
Internship: 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
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, 2017
American Federation of Medical Research
American Thoracic Society
California Thoracic Society
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
Honors and Awards
Honored Scholar, Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research, 2016
1st Prize, California Thoracic Society Scholarship, American Federation of Medical Research, 2015
1st Prize, California Thoracic Society Clinical Poster Competition , California Thoracic Society, 2015
Internal Medicine Trainee Research Travel Award, UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, 2015
Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at Sacramento VA Hospital, UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, 2013
Select Recent Publications
Schivo M, Albertson TE, Kuhn BK, Avdalovic MV, et al. Paradigms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: phenotypes, immunobiology, and therapy with a focus on vascular disease. J Investig Med. March 2017:jim–2016–000358.
Kuhn BT, Javed U, Armstrong EJ, et al. Balloon dilation atrial septostomy for advanced pulmonary hypertension in patients on prostanoid therapy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;85(6):1066-1072.
Kuhn B., Nguyen, J., Kenyon, N., Adams, J. Management of Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS. Consultant. 2017;57(5):289-292.
Kuhn B., Nguyen, J., Kenyon, N., Adams, J. Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Asthma/COPD. Consultant. 2017;56(2):94-98.
Kuhn B., Bradley L., Dempsey T., Puro A., Adams J. Management of Mechanical Ventilation in Decompensated Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. 2016;3(4):33.