Nida Qadir, MD
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Nida Qadir, MD



Dr. Nida Qadir is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is also the co-director of UCLA’s Post-ICU Recovery Clinic. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the New York University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. After completing her training, she joined the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology and Associate Director of the Surgical ICU, until she joined the UCLA faculty in 2017. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care.

Dr. Qadir's research focuses on the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). Other professional interests include clinical guideline development and simulation in medical education. She serves on the critical care editorial board for CHEST, the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, and has served as faculty for numerous regional and international critical care simulation courses. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has co-directed UCLA’s Disaster and Pandemic Response Team, and served on the World Health Organization’s guideline development group for Therapeutics and COVID-19. 

As an intensivist, Dr. Qadir focuses on the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions representing the extremes of human disease. She integrates the most advanced evidence-based medical practice with an understanding of patients’ values to provide individualized and patient-centered management plans. She spends the majority of her time in the ICU, where the care of critically ill patients begins. However, due to advances in medicine, the number of patients surviving an ICU admission continues to grow, as does the need for post-ICU care. Dr. Qadir’s outpatient practice focuses on the unique needs of survivors of critical illness, particularly individuals who have survived acute respiratory failure.




Medical Board Certifications

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2012


Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2008


MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2005

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
  • Septic Shock
  • Simulation in Medical Education

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