Kathleen M Akgün, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

Research Interests

Aging; Critical Care; Epidemiology; HIV; Intensive Care Units; Terminal Care; Veterans; Pulmonary Medicine; Immunocompromised Host; Palliative Medicine

Research Organizations

Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Akgun's research is focused on critical illness in immunocompromised patients. Specifically, she is working with the Veteran's Aging Cohort Study (VACS) to investigate the risk factors for and incidence of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in HIV-infected patients. She received funding from the American Subspecialty Physicians-American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation investigating ICU admissions in older HIV-infected patients and the impact of age on ICU admission diagnosis and outcome in this patient population. She was also funded by VISN from from the Deparment of Veteran Affairs to describe patient- and ICU-level risk factors for decrements in quality of life outcomes in ICU survivors. She is beginning to identify frequency and content of family meetings for patients admitted to the ICU using electronic health records.

Specialized Terms: Critical care, Pulmonary disease in HIV and other immunocompromised hosts, Aging, HIV and critical illness Palliative and end of life care in the intensive care unit (ICU), Resident debriefing and emotional distress during training

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Contact Info

Kathleen M Akgün, MD, MS
Patient Care Locations
VA Outpatient Pulmonary ClinicVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
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Yale Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Academic OfficeThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S441

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208057
300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8057

Curriculum Vitae