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

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



Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


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UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)

2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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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.

Clinical Interests

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. 

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; 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.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012

American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, 2017

Professional Memberships

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.