Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.

Rodrigo Cavallazi, M.D.

Rodrigo Cavallazi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

    Clinical Expertise
    General Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine -
      Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease / Critical Care Medicine

    Education and Training

    • Medical School: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    • Residency: Universidade Federal de São Paulo; University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital
    • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Featured Publications

    • Borkhetaria N, Howsare M, Cavallazzi R. A 30-Year-Old Woman With Tricuspid Valvectomy Presents With Shock. Chest. 2019 Jan;155(1):e5-e7. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.08.1090. PubMed PMID: 30616744.
    • Cavallazzi R, Ramirez JA. Influenza and Viral Pneumonia. Clin Chest Med. 2018 Dec;39(4):703-721. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2018.07.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 30390743.
    • Jalil BA, Cavallazzi R. Predicting fluid responsiveness: A review of literature and a guide for the clinician. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;36(11):2093-2102. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.08.037. Epub 2018 Aug 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 30122506.
    • Cavallazzi R, Jorayeva A, Beatty BL, Antimisiaris D, Gopalraj R, Myers J, Folz RJ, Polivka BJ. Predicting asthma in older adults on the basis of clinical history. Respir Med. 2018 Sep;142:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2018.07.010. Epub 2018 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 30170799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6121730.
    • Burkes RM, Mkorombindo T, Chaddha U, Bhatt A, El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, Kubiak N. Impact of Quality Improvement on Care of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients in an Internal Medicine Resident Clinic. Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Jul 25;6(3). pii: E88. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6030088. PubMed PMID: 30044381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6165540.
    • Kim RY, Ng AM, Persaud AK, Furmanek SP, Kothari YN, Price JD, Wiemken TL, Saad MA, Guardiola JJ, Cavallazzi RS. Antibiotic Timing and Outcomes in Sepsis. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Jun;355(6):524-529. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.02.007. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 29891035.
    • El-Kersh K, Cavallazzi R, McClave SA, Saad M. Reply. J Crit Care. 2018 Jun;45:251-252. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2018.02.007. PubMed PMID: 29754943.
    • Jalil B, Thompson P, Cavallazzi R, Marik P, Mann J, El-Kersh K, Guardiola J, Saad M. Comparing Changes in Carotid Flow Time and Stroke Volume Induced by Passive Leg Raising. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Feb;355(2):168-173. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 29406045.
    • El-Kersh K, Jalil B, McClave SA, Cavallazzi R, Guardiola J, Guilkey K, Persaud AK, Furmanek SP, Guinn BE, Wiemken TL, Alhariri BC, Kellie SP, Saad M. Enteral nutrition as stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: A randomized controlled exploratory study. J Crit Care. 2018 Feb;43:108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.08.036. Epub 2017 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 28865339.
    • Peyrani P, Wiemken TL, Metersky ML, Arnold FW, Mattingly WA, Feldman C, Cavallazzi R, Fernandez-Botran R, Bordon J, Ramirez JA. The order of administration of macrolides and beta-lactams may impact the outcomes of hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: results from the community-acquired pneumonia organization. Infect Dis (Lond). 2018 Jan;50(1):13-20. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2017.1350881. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 28699429.