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

    • Bradley J, Sbaih N, Chandler TR, Furmanek S, Ramirez JA, Cavallazzi R. Pneumonia Severity Index and CURB-65 Score Are Good Predictors of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Chest. 2022 Apr;161(4):927-936. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.10.031. Epub 2021 Nov 2. PMID: 34740594; PMCID: PMC8562015.
    • Sheikh D, Tripathi N, Chandler TR, Furmanek S, Bordon J, Ramirez JA, Cavallazzi R. Clinical outcomes in patients with COPD hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 versus non- SARS-CoV-2 community-acquired pneumonia. Respir Med. 2022 Jan;191:106714. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2021.106714. Epub 2021 Dec 9. PMID: 34915396; PMCID: PMC8654722.
    • Sbaih N, Hawthorne K, Lutes J, Cavallazzi R. Nutrition Therapy in Non-intubated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure. Curr Nutr Rep. 2021 Dec;10(4):307-316. doi: 10.1007/s13668-021-00367-z. Epub 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34463939; PMCID: PMC8407133.
    • Bordon J, Akca O, Furmanek S, Cavallazzi RS, Suliman S, Aboelnasr A, Sinanova B, Ramirez JA. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Time to Weaning Off the Invasive Mechanical Ventilator among Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia. J Clin Med. 2021 Jun 30;10(13):2935. doi: 10.3390/jcm10132935. PMID: 34208922; PMCID: PMC8269065.
    • Morrissey SM, Geller AE, Hu X, Tieri D, Ding C, Klaes CK, Cooke EA, Woeste MR, Martin ZC, Chen O, Bush SE, Zhang HG, Cavallazzi R, Clifford SP, Chen J, Ghare S, Barve SS, Cai L, Kong M, Rouchka EC, McLeish KR, Uriarte SM, Watson CT, Huang J, Yan J. A specific low-density neutrophil population correlates with hypercoagulation and disease severity in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. JCI Insight. 2021 May 10;6(9):e148435. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.148435. PMID: 33986193; PMCID: PMC8262329.
    • Kim RY, Glick C, Furmanek S, Ramirez JA, Cavallazzi R. Association between body mass index and mortality in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia. ERJ Open Res. 2021 Mar 22;7(1):00736-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00736-2020. PMID: 33778059; PMCID: PMC7983275.
    • Zeb H, Cavallazzi R. A 52-Year-Old Man With Sudden Dyspnea, Chest Pain, and Seizure. Chest. 2021 Mar;159(3):e173-e179. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.088. PMID: 33678288.
    • Spindel J, Parikh I, Terry M, Cavallazzi R. Leucocytoclastic vasculitis due to acute bacterial endocarditis resolves with antibiotics. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jan 25;14(1):e239961. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-239961. PMID: 33495169; PMCID: PMC7839888.
    • Ramirez JA, Musher DM, Evans SE, Dela Cruz C, Crothers KA, Hage CA, Aliberti S, Anzueto A, Arancibia F, Arnold F, Azoulay E, Blasi F, Bordon J, Burdette S, Cao B, Cavallazzi R, Chalmers J, Charles P, Chastre J, Claessens YE, Dean N, Duval X, Fartoukh M, Feldman C, File T, Froes F, Furmanek S, Gnoni M, Lopardo G, Luna C, Maruyama T, Menendez R, Metersky M, Mildvan D, Mortensen E, Niederman MS, Pletz M, Rello J, Restrepo MI, Shindo Y, Torres A, Waterer G, Webb B, Welte T, Witzenrath M, Wunderink R. Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Adults: A Consensus Statement Regarding Initial Strategies. Chest. 2020 Nov;158(5):1896-1911. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.598. Epub 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32561442; PMCID: PMC7297164.
    • Cavallazzi R, Furmanek S, Arnold FW, Beavin LA, Wunderink RG, Niederman MS, Ramirez JA. The Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Admission to ICU in the United States. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):1008-1016. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.051. Epub 2020 Apr 13. PMID: 32298730.