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Kenneth Nugent

Kenneth Nugent, MD

  • Associate Director
  • Endowed Chair
  • Medical Director
  • Director
  • Professor of Medicine
Office Phone: 806-743-3155
Email: kenneth.nugent@ttuhsc.edu
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410

Positions:

  • Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 2009-Present
  • Endowed Chair, University Medical Center (UMC) Lubbock, Texas 1997-Present
  • Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, South Plains College Lubbock, Texas 1990-Present
  • Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), University Medical Center Lubbock 1990-Present
  • Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 1986-Present

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Fellow: University of Iowa, 1978
  • Resident: University of Iowa, 1976
  • Research Associate: Laboratory of Streptococcal Diseases, National Institute of Health (NIH), 1974
  • Intern: University of Iowa, 1972

Education:

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

Selected Publications:

  • Rodrigues, T & Deal, E & Nugent, Kenneth & Payne, J (2017) Electronic cigarettes and lung toxicity. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles (SWRCC), 5, 19, 16-21.
  • Adiga, Avinash & Nugent, Kenneth (2017) Lupus Hepatitis and Autoimmune Hepatitis (Lupoid Hepatitis). Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI), 329-335.
  • Nugent, Kenneth & Edriss, H (2017) The Official American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians clinical practice guideline: Liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles (SWRCC), 5, 19, 1-3.
  • Nugent, E & Nugent, A & Nugent, R & Nugent, Kenneth (2017) Zika virus: Epidemiology, pathogenesis and human disease. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 353, 5, 466-473.
  • Srisung, Weeraport & Teerakanok, Jirapat & Tantrachoti, Pakpoom & Karukote, Amputch & Nugent, Kenneth (2017) Surgical prophylaxis with gentamicin and acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Transl Med, 5, 5, 100.

Selected Presentations:

  • Characteristics And Diagnoses Of Elderly Patients Referred To A Pulmonary Vascular Clinic For Evaluation Of Possible Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Francisco, California; May 2016.
  • Early Mobilization of Patients on Mechanical Ventilators: A Pilot Study. American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Francisco, California; May 2016.
  • Peak Pressures And Pao2/fio2 Ratios On Day 2 Predict Outcomes In Patients On Mechanical Ventilators. American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Francisco, California; May 2016.
  • Sepsis and acute respiratory failure. Texas Society for Respiratory Care, Lubbock, Texas; May 2016.
  • Evaluation of hemoglobin A1C and admission blood glucose as predictors of in-hospital and 12-month mortality in patients with STEMI. American College of Cardiology, Chicago, Illinois; April 2016.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • Intervention Study In Women Wanting to Lose Weight 2012-
    Awarded by Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health
    in the amount of $20,000.00
    Principal
    Research 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 $1,997,947.00

    Instructional Related
  • Healthy aging in the Southwest: training residents for community-based care 2003-2006
    Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    in the amount of $242,627.00

    Instructional Related

Selected Awards:

  • Outstanding Physician, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2013.
  • President's Outstanding Professor Award, 2013.
  • Outstanding Clerkship Educator, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2012.
  • Unsung Hero Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2009.
  • Clinical Science Teaching Award, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2007.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • MSII Lecture - 2015
  • MSCI5103 Structure & Function of Major Organ Systems (MOS) - Spring 2015

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Sleep, fatigue, and resident performance - 2016
  • Diagnosis and Management: MICU, Pulmonary Consultation, and General Internal Medicine - 2015
  • Internal Medicine Residency - 2015
  • Pulmonary Function - 2015
  • Sleep, Alertness, and Fatigue in Residents - 2015
Date last updated: 5/23/2017
Clinical Interests

Clinical problems in pulmonary disease

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