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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
English, Spanish (fair)
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(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
MD, Vanderbilt University, 2006
Critical Care, General Pulmonology
Department Affiliation
Provider, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Research Interest
ICU outcomes, Sleep in critically ill patients, ICU delirium, Quality Improvement

Peer Reviewed

  1. King LM, Bailey KB, Kamdar BB. The importance of promoting sleep in critically ill patients. Nursing2014: Critical Care. Submitted for publication.
  2. Knauert MP, Malik V, Kamdar BB. Sleep and sleep disordered breathing in the hospitalized patient. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In press.
  3. Kamdar BB, Niessen T, Colantuoni E, King LM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Collop NA, Needham DM. Delirium transitions in the medical ICU: exploring the role of sleep quality and other factors. Critical Care Medicine. 2014 Sept 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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, Kamdar BB, Needham DM. Bundling sleep promotion with delirium prevention: ready for prime time? Anaesthesia. 2014 Jun;69(6):527-31
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Kamdar B. The Four Rules: A Vanderbilt resident writes about breaking bad news. Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine. Winter 2008. Available online.
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