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Kenneth Nugent

Kenneth Nugent

  • Editor
  • Program Director
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Program Director Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Co-Director Internal Medicine
  • Endowed Chair
  • Director Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Director Respiratory Therapy
Office Phone: 806-743-3155
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430


  • Editor, Gaziantep Medical Journal Turkey 2013-Present
  • Program Director, TTUHSC Lubbock, TX 2011-Present
  • Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 1986-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Tyler, Texas 1984-1986
  • Research Associate, VA Medical Center Iowa City, Iowa 1981-1984

Admin Assignments:

  • Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 2011-Present
  • Co-Director, Internal Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 2009-Present
  • Endowed Chair, University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas 1997-Present
  • Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit University Medical Center, Lubbock 1990-Present
  • Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy South Plains College, Lubbock, Texas 1990-Present

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Pulmonary Fellow: University of Iowa, 1978
  • Medicine Resident: University of Iowa, 1976
  • Research Associate: Laboratory of Streptococcal Diseases, 1974
  • Medicine Intern: University of Iowa, 1972


  • MD: Washington University, 1971
  • BA: Universitiy of Texas, 1967

Selected Publications:

  • Mills, B & Ratra, A & El-Bakush, A & Kambali, S & Nugent, Kenneth (2014) Herpes simplex in an immunocompetent patient with progression to organizing pneumonia.
  • Limsuwat, C & McClellan, R & Mojazi, H & Nugent, Kenneth (2014) Pulmonary rehabilitation improves only some domains of health-related quality of life measure by the SF-36 questionnaire 9, 144-148.
  • McClellan, R & Mojazi, A & Limsuwat, C & Nugent, Kenneth (2014) Pulmonary rehabilitation increases gait speed in patients with chronic lung disease 1.
  • Raj, R & Ussavarungsi, K & Nugent, Kenneth May (2014) Accelerometer based devices can be used to monitor sedation/agitation in the intensive care unit.
  • Subash, M & Patel, G & Welker, J & Nugent, Kenneth May (2014) Brachial neuritis with phrenic nerve involvement in a patient with a possible connective tissue disease 2.

Selected Presentations:

  • An Interactive Web-Based Project to Stimulate Internal Medicine Resident Reading Using Board Type Questions SSCI, New Orleans; .
  • An unusual headache SSCI, February 2012.
  • Prolonged Refractory Hypotension Secondary to Amlodipine SCCM, January 2012.
  • Monitoring sedation in the intensive care unit using actigraphy American Thoracic Society, Denver, CO; May 2011.
  • Abdominal wall hematoma caused by low molecular weight heparin: Review of cases and management Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, New Orleans, LA; February 2011.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

    Awarded by Univ Med Ctr Fdn
    in the amount of $8,400
    Clinical Service Related
  • Aging and Quality of Life in the Southwest: A Comprehensive Competency-Based Program to Strengthen Physicians’ Training in Geriatrics 2006-2010
    Awarded by Reynolds Fdn
    in the amount of $1,997,947

    Instructional Related
  • Healthy aging in the Southwest: training residents for community-based care 2003-2006
    Awarded by HRSA
    in the amount of $242,627

    Instructional Related

Selected Awards:

  • Outstanding Clerkship Educator, TTUHSC, 2014.
  • Outstanding Physician, TTUHSC, 2013.
  • Unsung Hero, Department of Internal Medicine - TTUHSC, 2009.
  • Clinical Science Teaching Award, TTUHSC, 2007.
  • Teaching Academy Member, TTUHSC, 2007.
Date last updated: 8/28/2014
Clinical Interests

Clinical problems in pulmonary disease