Location: 5.514U



Anoop M. Nambiar, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Program



Interstitial lung diseases (ILD)
Since my pulmonary fellowship training at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Drs. Fernando Martinez and Kevin Flaherty, I have had a strong clinical, research, and educational interest in interstitial lung diseases (ILD), specifically idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Following a one-year locus tenens at southernmost city in New Zealand, I joined the pulmonary division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Since then, I have been focused on the creation and development of a strong ILD program through multiple endeavors. Clinically, these include the founding of the UT Medicine ILD clinic, bimonthly multidisciplinary ILD conference, and ILD-CT protocols in collaboration with radiology. Research efforts include serving as either principal or co-investigator for multiple institutional or industry-sponsored studies, including the landmark ASCEND trial that led to FDA approval of pirfenidone, the first ever drug therapy for IPF in the United States. Educational initiatives include multiple presentations on ILD and IPF to interdisciplinary trainees at all levels as well as other community pulmonary physicians. I also serve as the medical director for the local pulmonary fibrosis support group. All of these concerted endeavors culminated in our selection as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center, or ILD Center of Excellence–1 of 40 recognized centers in the United States.


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Targeting Pro-Inflammatory Cells in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: an Open-Label Pilot Study of Dasatinib and Quercetin. Nambiar AM, Justice J, Pascual RM, Tchkonia T, LeBrasseur N, Kirkland JL, Musi N, Kritchevsky S.2018 Oct

Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Amalakuhan B, Nambiar AM.2018 May

Dendiform Pulmonary Ossification in Interstitial Lung Disease. Castaneda-Nerio JC, Nambiar AM, Restrepo CS.2017 May

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Abedi A, Nambiar AM.2017 May

Combination pirfenidone and inhaled N-acetylcysteine therapy for IPF: Does it take these two to tango?. Velez MI, Nambiar AM.2015 Feb



9/2016: Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Interstitial Lung Disease Program – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio

12/2010: Staff Physician – South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio

11/2010: Staff Physician – University Hospital, University Health System, San Antonio