University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Lung Center

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%)
05/01/12-10/31/16

American Lung Association - Asthma Clinical Research Center
PI:  Charles G. Irvin, Ph.D.
Role on Project:  Co-Investigator (5%)
7/1/04-6/30/18
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%)
5/1/13-4/30/17
Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization
LCCRO 016 Pilot Project (C3)
Ventilation Heterogeneity on CT Imaging and its Association with Lung Cancer
PI: David Kaminsky, MD
07/10/16-06/30/17
University of Vermont REACH Award
Ventilation Heterogeneity and its Association with Lung Cancer
PI: David Kaminsky, MD
05/01/15-8/31/17

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Research Mentor Award, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
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

Chapman DG, Irvin CG, Kaminsky DA, Forgione PM, Bates JHT, Dixon MA. Influence of distinct asthma phenotypes on lung function following weight loss in the obese. Respirology 2014;19:1170-7. PMID 25138203
Lutchmedial SM, Creed WG, Moore AJ, Walsh RR, Gentchos GE, Kaminsky DA. How common is airflow limitation in patients with emphysema on computerized tomography of the chest? Chest 2015;148:176-84. PMID 25539180
Singh SJ, Puhan MA, Andrianopoulos V, Hernandes NA, Mitchell KE, Hill CJ, Lee AL, Camillo CA, Troosters T, Spruit MA, Carlin BW, Wanger J, Pepin V, Saey D, Pitta F, Kaminsky DA, McCormack MC, MacIntyre N, Culver BH, Sciurba FC, Revill SM, Delafosse V, Holland AE. An official systematic review of the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society: measurement properties of field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Eur Respir J. 2014;44(6):1447-78. PMID 25359356
Holland AE, Spruit MA, Troosters T, Puhan MA, Pepin V, Saey D, McCormack MC, Carlin BW, Sciurba FC, Pitta F, Wanger J, MacIntyre N, Kaminsky DA, Culver BH, Revill SM, Hernandes NA, Andrianopolous V, Camillo CA, Mitchell KE, Lee AL, Hill CJ, Singh SJ. An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Eur Respir J. 2014;44(6): 1428-46. PMID 25359355
Lambert A, Drummond MB, Wei C, Irvin C, Kaminsky D, McCormack M, Wise R. Diagnostic accuracy of FEV1/forced vital capacity ration z scores in asthma patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;136:649-653. PMID 25863976
Kaminsky DA, Irvin CG. What long term changes in lung function can tell us about asthma control. Current Allergy Asthma Reports 2015;15:505. PMID 25638285
Kaminsky DA. "All that Wheezes is not Asthma (or COPD)" Chest 2015;147:284-6.  PMID 25644903
O'Toole J, Mikuli L, Kaminsky DA. Epidemiology and pulmonary physiology of severe asthma. Immunol Allergy Clin N Am 2016;36:425-38. PMID 27401616
Thamrin C, Frey U, Kaminsky DA, Reddel HK, Seely AJ, Suki B, Sterk PJ. Systems biology and clinical practices in respiratory medicine: the twain shall meet. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016; Aug 24, Epub ahead of print