Juan J. Guardiola-Sala, M.D.

Juan J. Guardiola-Sala, M.D.

Juan J. Guardiola-Sala, M.D.

VA Medical Center
800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-287-4000 - VAMC


Clinical Expertise
Pulmonary Hypertension; Critical Care Medicine; Lung Cancer; Sleep Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Examiners

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Central University of Barcelona
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Galvis C, Galvis JM, Guardiola J, Umpierrez De Reguero AP. Acute Hemoptysis Redefined: A Deadly Presentation. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2018 Sep 24;2018:2123140. doi: 10.1155/2018/2123140. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30345137; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6174791.
  • Moreno G, Rodríguez A, Reyes LF, Gomez J, Sole-Violan J, Díaz E, Bodí M, Trefler S, Guardiola J, Yébenes JC, Soriano A, Garnacho-Montero J, Socias L, Del Valle Ortíz M, Correig E, Marín-Corral J, Vallverdú-Vidal M, Restrepo MI, Torres A, Martín-Loeches I; GETGAG Study Group. Corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with severe influenza pneumonia: a propensity score matching study. Intensive Care Med. 2018 Sep;44(9):1470-1482. doi: 10.1007/s00134-018-5332-4. Epub 2018 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 30074052.
  • 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.
  • Sirgo G, Esteban F, Gómez J, Moreno G, Rodríguez A, Blanch L, Guardiola JJ, Gracia R, De Haro L, Bodí M. Validation of the ICU-DaMa tool for automatically extracting variables for minimum dataset and quality indicators: The importance of data quality assessment. Int J Med Inform. 2018 Apr;112:166-172. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2018.02.007. Epub 2018 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 29500016.
  • 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.
  • Chaudhary D, Subhash A, Galvis J, Guardiola J. Bilateral thigh methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotising fasciitis in a man with newly diagnosed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jan 30;2017. pii: bcr2016218468. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218468. PubMed PMID: 28137904; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5293956.
  • Liu J, Song N, Guardiola J, Roman J, Yu J. Slowly Adapting Sensory Units Have More Receptors in Large Airways than in Small Airways in Rabbits. Front Physiol. 2016 Dec 9;7:588. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00588. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 28018231; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5145901.
  • Moffett BK, Panchabhai TS, Nakamatsu R, Arnold FW, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Guardiola J, Ramirez JA. Comparing posteroanterior with lateral and anteroposterior chest radiography in the initial detection of parapneumonic effusions. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;34(12):2402-2407. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.09.021. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 27793503.
  • El-Kersh K, Guardiola J, Cavallazzi R, Wiemken TL, Roman J, Saad M. Open and closed models of intensive care unit have different influences on infectious complications in a tertiary care center: A retrospective data analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1744-1746. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.240. Epub 2016 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 27397908.