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Biren Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS


Biren Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS

UCLA Physician Biren  Kamdar, MD, MBA, MHS specializes in Critical Care Medicine.
Critical Care Medicine
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825- 3763 Office
(310) 825- 8599 Division
Fax Number
(310) 206-8622
Email Address

10833 Le Conte Avenue, Room 37-131 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1690

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2009 - 2013
Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007 - 2009
Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2006 - 2007
Medical Degree
MD, Vanderbilt University, 2006
Critical Care, General Pulmonology
Department Affiliation
Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Research Interest
ICU outcomes, Sleep in critically ill patients, ICU delirium, Quality Improvement
Peer Reviewed
  1. Kamdar BB, Yang J, King LM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Brower RG, Collop NA, Needham DM. Developing, implementing, and evaluating a multi-faceted quality improvement intervention to promote sleep in an ICU. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2013 Nov 22 [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Yarmus LB, Akulian J, Lechtzin N, Yasin F, Kamdar B, Ernst A, Ost DE, Ray C, Greenhill SR, Jimenez CA, Filner J, Feller-Kopman D. Comparison of 21-gauge and 22-gauge aspiration needle in endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration. Chest. 2013 Apr;143(4):1036-43.
  3. Kamdar BB, King LM, Collop NA, Sakamuri S, Colantuoni E, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Touradji P, Brower RG, Needham DM. The effect of a quality improvement intervention on perceived sleep quality and cognition in a medical ICU. Critical Care Medicine. 2013 Mar;41(3):800-9.
  4. Kamdar BB, Tergas A, Mateen FJ, Bhayani NH, Oh J. Night-shift work and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Feb;138(1):291-301.
  5. Mateen FJ, Oh J, Tergas AI, Bhayani NH, Kamdar BB. Titles versus titles and abstracts for initial screening of articles for systematic reviews. Clin Epidemiol. 2013;6:89-95.
  6. Kamdar BB, Shah PA, King LM, Kho ME, Zhou X, Colantuoni E, Collop NA, Needham DM. Patient-Nurse Interrater Reliability and Agreement of the Richards-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. American Journal of Critical Care. 2012;21(4):261-9.
  7. Kamdar BB, Needham DM, Collop NA. Sleep deprivation in critical illness: its role in physical and psychological recovery. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. 2012;27(2):97-111.
  8. Kamdar BB, Nandkumar P, Krishnan V, Gamaldo CE, Collop NA. Self-reported sleep and breathing disturbances in Joubert syndrome. Pediatric Neurology. 2011;45(6):395-9.
  9. Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rosenberg PB, Mears SC, Lee HB, Kamdar BB, Sieber FE, Krumm SK, Walston JD, Hager DN, Touradji P, Needham DM. The Johns Hopkins Delirium Consortium: One Model for Collaborating Across Disciplines and Departments for Delirium Prevention and Treatment. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2011;59:S244-S248.
  10. Kamdar BB, Kaplan KA, Kezirian EJ, Dement WC. The impact of extended sleep on daytime alertness, vigilance, and mood. Sleep Medicine. 2004;5(5):441-8.


  1. Kamdar BB, Akulian JA, Braun AT. Feeding, Simvastatin, and Linezolid. Beyond the Blue: Recommended Reading from the Johns Hopkins University Fellows. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012;186:195-6. Needham DM, Kamdar BB, Stevenson JE. Rehabilitation of mind and body after ICU discharge: A step closer to complete recovery. Critical Care Medicine. 2012;40:1340-1341.
  2. Kamdar B. The Four Rules: A Vanderbilt resident writes about breaking bad news. Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine. Winter 2008. Available online.
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