Ravi Kalhan, MD
Focus of Work
Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in mode...[Read full text]Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS is Director of the Northwestern Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program where comprehensive care is provided to patients with asthma and COPD at all stages of severity. Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as director of the Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at Northwestern and medical director of the lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) program.
Dr. Kalhan attended college at Brown University in Providence, RI where he majored in modern American history. He subsequently entered medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then came to Chicago where he pursued his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and has been on the Northwestern faculty since 2006.
Dr. Kalhan's clinical interests are in the care of patients with both asthma and COPD as well as alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. His research interests relate to respiratory epidemiology, in particular identification of early risk factors that impact the vulnerability of certain cigarette smokers to develop COPD. He is also involved in clinical trials of new therapies for both asthma and COPD.
Dr. Kalhan additionally serves as Chairman of the Illinois COPD Coalition a multidisciplinary group including representatives from community-based organizations, public health departments, professional organizations, patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and home healthcare providers which has the goal of implementing sustainable solutions for reducing the burden of COPD in Illinois.[Shorten text]
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Education and Certification
- MD: Case Western Reserve University (2000)
- Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2003)
- Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2006)
- Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
Clinic (for patients): 312-695-1800
Administrative office: 312-695-4077
NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 1400
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611
Visit Ravi Kalhan's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.