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 and Critical Care 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 mechanics in asthma, COPD.

Academic Appointments

2013-present: Professor of Medicine with Tenure
                       Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
                       University of Vermont College of Medicine
                       Burlington VT
2009-present: Graduate Faculty
                       University of Vermont Graduate College
                       Burlington VT
2001-2013: 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

Research Grants

R34 HL113290-01, NIH/NHLBI
The Efficacy of Pranayama in COPD
PI:  David Kaminsky, MD (10%)
05/01/12-04/30/15

American Lung Association - Asthma Clinical Research Center
PI:  Charles G. Irvin, Ph.D.
Role on Project:  Co-Investigator (5%)
7/1/04-6/30/15
United Therapeutics, Inc. 
Changes in the Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide (DLCO) in Response to Vasodilator Therapy in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
PI:  David Kaminsky, MD (< 5%)
5/1/13-4/30/15

UVM NIH COBRE Translational Research in Lung Biology   
PI: Irvin
Pilot Investigational Project: Non-invasive detection of airway injury associated with airway closure in asthmatic subjects
PI: Kaminsky (7%)
11/16/11-11/15/14

UVM NIH COBRE Translational Research in Lung Biology    
PI:  Irvin
Pilot Investigational Project: Predictors of Dyspnea/Fatigue Syndrome in Breast Cancer Survivors before and after an Exercise Intervention
PI:  Suratt
Role on project:  Co-PI (5%)
08/01/12-07/31/14

Awards and Honors

2013 - E.L. Amidon Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT
2011 - E.L. Amidon Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT
2004 - Family Medicine Residency Program, Resident Appreciation Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT
2004 - E.L. Amidon Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT
2002 - American Lung Association of Vermont: Senator Proctor Research Fund Award
2001 - E.L. Amidon Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2000 - Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant
1997 - American Lung Association of Vermont: Senator Proctor Research Fund Award
1995 - Clinical Investigator Development Award (K08), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
1995 - Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award, Francis Families Foundation

Publications

Kaminsky DA.  Multiple breath nitrogen washout profiles in asthma.  What do they mean clinically?  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013;131(5):1329-30.  PMID: 23541321.
Parsons JP, Hallstrand TS, Mastronade JG, Kaminsky DA, Rundell KW, Hull JH, Storms WW, Weiler JM, Cheek FM, Wilson KD, Anderson SD; ATS Subcommittee on Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction.  An official ATS clinical practice guideline:  Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187(9):1016-27.
Al-Alwan A, Bates JHT, Chapman D, Kaminsky DA, DeSarno MJ, Irvin CG, Dixon AE.  The non-allergic asthma of obesity:  A matter of distal lung compliance.  AJRCCM 2014  Jun 15;189:1494-502.
Kaminsky DA.  Systems biology approach for subtyping asthma; where do we stand now?  Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2014 Jan;20(1):17-22.  PMID: 24275925
Kaminsky DA, Daud A, Chapman D. Relationship between the baseline alveolar volume-to-total lung capacity ratio and airway responsiveness. Respirol.  Epub ahead of print.