Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD

Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD

Pulmonology
Primary Location
Pulmonology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 365
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-9718

About

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As an intensivist, Director of of Bedside ultrasound and Medical Director of Liver-transplant Intensive Care Units at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, I practice critical care and participate in education of UCLA residents and fellows. My clinical and research interests are focused on development of ultrasound-based technologies in intensive care settings, shock physiology and advanced airway mangement.

As a Medical Director of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, I focus and lead many of our clinical and research projects in COPD, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency syndrome. With strong academic background in the field of pulmonary immunology where I obtained my PhD degree in 2016, I am interested in the pathophysiologic and immune processes related to development of airway diseases. I am author of over hundred peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and participant or lead in multiple clinical trials focused on COPD, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, lung nodules/cancer, pulmonary complications of end-stage liver disease and hemodynamic shock.

Additional Education

  • PhD, University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, 2017

Languages

Serbian, Spanish, Russian, English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011

Fellowship

New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Ctr, 2012

Residencies

New York University School of Medicine, 2009
Cabrini Medical Center, 2007

Degrees

University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, PhD, 2016
University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, MD, 2002

Recognition

  • 2016 Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, by the Department of Medicine, UCLA
  • Chief Fellow at the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, 2011-2012
  • American Thoracic Society General travel award, 2009 International Conference, San Diego, April 2009
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Locations

West Los Angeles

Pulmonology

Pulmonology| Critical Care Medicine| Interstitial Lung Disease +3 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Interests

  • COPD, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, endobronchial lung volume reduction, Airway disease, Shock physiology, Point of care ultrasound, Advanced airway mangement, pulmonary and critical complications of end-stage liver disease
  • Clinical trials

Publications

  • Editorial: "Bronchodilator responsiveness or reversibility in asthma and COPD - a need for clarity" Barjaktarevic I, Kaner R, Buhr RG, Cooper CB. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Oct 23;13:3511-3513
  • "Results from the SPIROMICS Bronchoscopy Sub-Study"; Wells JM, Arenberg DA, Barjaktarevic I, Bhatt SP, Bowler RP, Christenson SA, Couper DJ, Dransfield MT, Han MK, Hoffman EA, Kaner RJ, Kim V, Kleerup E, Martinez FJ, Moore WC, O'Beirne SL, Paine R 3rd, Putcha N, Raman SM, Barr RG, Rennard SI, Woodruff PG, Curtis JL; Safety and Tolerability of Comprehensive Research Bronchoscopy in COPD; Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jan 17. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201807-441OC 
  • "Perioperative Considerations in Liver Transplantation" - Barjaktarevic I, Cortes Lopez R, Steadman R, Wray C, Qadir N, Chang SY, Wang T. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct;39(5):609-624
  • "Critical Care Considerations in Liver Failure" - Barjaktarevic I, Subramanian R, Wang T. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct;39(5):511-512. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673371. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
  • "Ultrasound assessment of the change in Carotid Corrected Flow Time in Fluid Responsiveness in Undifferentiated Shock"; Barjaktarevic I, Toppen W, Hu S, Montoya EA, Ong S, Buhr R, Wang T, Rezayat T, Chang SY, Elashoff D, Markovic D, Berlin D, Cannesson M, Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov;46(11):e1040-e1046
  • "Time to correct the flow of corrected flow time", Barjaktarevic I, Chiem A, Cannesson M., Crit Ultrasound J. 2017 Oct 4;9(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13089-017-0076-x
  • "Noninvasive ventilation in difficult endotracheal intubation: systematic and review analysis", Barjaktarevic I, Esquinas AM, West FM, Albores J, Berlin D. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.5603/AIT.a2017.0044
  • "Indeterminate pulmonary nodules: How to minimize harm", Barjaktarevic I, Arenberg D, Grimes B, Ruchalski K, Aberle D – Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct, 37(5):689-707 
  • "The Role of Interleukin-23 in the Early Development of Emphysema in HIV1(+) Smokers": Barjaktarevic IZ, Crystal RG, Kaner RJ, J Immunol Res. 2016;2016:3463104
  • "Ultrasound-Guided cannulation: Time to Bring Subclavian Central Lines Back"; Rezayat T, Stowell J, Kendall J, Turner E, Fox JC, Barjaktarevic I – Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 232 Volume XVII, no. 2 : March 2016
  • "Supplemental Oxygen therapy for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" – Barjaktarevic I, Cooper C; Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug;36(4):552-66
  • "Positioning New Pharmacotherapies for COPD" –Barjaktarevic IZ, Arredondo AF, Cooper CB. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2015 Jul 24
  • "A new algorithm for the management of COPD"; Cooper C, Barjaktarevic I - Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Apr;3(4):266-8
  • "Diffusing Capacity for Carbon Monoxide Correlates Best with Tissue Volume from Quantitative CT Analysis" Cooper C, Barjaktarevic I; Chest. 2014 Dec 11. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1693

Awards

  • 2016 Full Time Faculty Teaching Award, by the Department of Medicine, UCLA
  • Chief Fellow at the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, 2011-2012
  • American Thoracic Society General travel award, 2009 International Conference, San Diego, April 2009
  • The 'Intern of the Year' award, Cabrini Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA - 2007
  • Honorary Life Membership, IFMSA Serbia – 2004
  • Medical School educational stipend, Ministry of Health, Republic of Serbia, 1995-1997