University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Bio for David Kaminsky, M.D.
David Kaminsky, M.D.

David Kaminsky, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: david.kaminsky@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Medicine-Pulmonary & Critical Care, Given D Bldg, Rm 213

Education

1991-1995: Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1987-1991: Internal Medicine Residency, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.
1983-1987: M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
1979-1983: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Research Interests

Pulmonary physiology, pulmonary function testing, lung mechanisms in asthma, COPD.

Academic Appointments

2001-present: Associate Professor of Medicine :Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1995-2001: Assistant Professor of Medicine: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1994-1995: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
1994: Instructor/Fellow, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Research Grants

2012-2013: University of Vermont NIH COBRE Translational Research in Lung Biology. Pilot Investigational Project: Non-invasive detection of airway injury associated with airway closure in asthmatic patients. PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

2008-2010: University of Vermont Research Opportunities Grant Program. Novel application of the forced oscillation technique in subjects with asthma. PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

2007-2011: R03 NIH/NCI. Spirometry to Motivate Quit-Smoking Attempts: Message Development and Testing PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

2001-open: Merck & Co., Inc.: Young Investigators Special Projects Program. NF-kB Activation in COPD PI: David Kaminsky, M.D.

2000-2005: Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): National Center for Research Resources, NIH Translational Research in Lung Biology and Disease PI: Charles G. Irvin, PhD. Project 1: Airway-Parenchymal Mechanical Dysfunction in Asthma PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

2000-2003: The Whitaker Foundation: Biomechanics of the Lung Periphery in Asthma PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

2000-2001: NIH/NHLBI: Clinical Investigator Development Award: Hyperpnea and Parenchymal Pathophysiology in Asthma PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

1999-2004: American Lung Association - Asthma Clinical Research Center PI: Charles G. Irvin, Ph.D. Role on Project: Co-Investigator

1998-2001: Merck & Co., Inc.: Medical School Grant Program. Role of Leukotrienes in High Altitude-Induced Illness PI: David Kaminsky, M.D.

1997-2000: American Lung Association of Vermont - Senator Proctor Research Fund. Transcription Factor Function in Asthma: The Role of AP-1 and NF-KB PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

1994-1996: Allen & Hanburys Pulmonary Research and Training Fellowship/American College of Chest Physicians. The Effects of Segmental Cold, Dry Air Challenge on Peripheral Airways PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

July 1995-September 1995: Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award, Francis Families Foundation. Hyperpnea and Parenchymal Pathophysiology in Asthma PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

1991-1995: NIH/NHLBI: NRSA Multidisciplinary Respiratory Diseases Research Training, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

1993-1994: Clinical Investigation Committee (CIC)National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine Protocol #156 - Cold, Dry Air Endobronchial Challenge and Measurement of Collateral Resistance in Patients with Exercise-Induced Asthma PI: David A. Kaminsky, M.D.

Awards and Honors

1983 - Cum Laude with Distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
1987 - Hewlett-Packard Academic Achievement Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School
1994 - Allen & Hanburys Pulmonary Research and Training Fellowship, American College of Chest Physicians
1995 - Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award, Francis Families Foundation
1995 - Clinical Investigator Development Award (K08), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
1997 - American Lung Association of Vermont: Senator Proctor Research Fund Award
2000 - Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant
2001 - E.L. Amidon Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Publications

Kaminsky, DA. Peripheral lung mechanics in asthma: Exploring the outer limits. Pulm Pharmacol Ther (Epub ahead of print), Dec 2010

Kaminsky DA, Irvin CG, Sterk PJ. Complex systems in pulmonary medicine: A systems biology approach to lung disease. J Appl Physiol. 110(17), 16-22, 2011

Gardner ZS, Ruppel GL, Kaminsky DA. Grading the severity of obstruction in mixed obstructive-restrictive lung disease. Chest 140: 598-603, 2011

Kaminsky DA, Marcy T, Dorwaldt A, Pinckney R, DeSarno M, Solomon L, Hughes J. Motivating smokers in the hospital pulmonary function lab to quit smoking by use of the lung age concept. Nicot and Tob Research 13: 1161-1166, 2011

Kaminsky DA. What does airway resistance tell us about lung function? Resp Care 57: 85-99, 2012