Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.

Rodrigo Cavallazi, M.D.

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, UofL Health - UofL Hospital
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-588-4710 - 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

    • Ali AS, Sheikh D, Chandler TR, Furmanek S, Huang J, Ramirez JA, Arnold F, Cavallazzi R. Cardiovascular Complications Are the Primary Drivers of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Chest. 2023 May;163(5):1051-1060. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.11.013. Epub 2022 Nov 19. PMID: 36410493; PMCID: PMC9674393.
    • Spindel J, Furmanek S, Chandler T, Ramirez JA, Cavallazzi R. In Patients Hospitalized for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, SARS-CoV-2 Is Associated with Worse Clinical Outcomes When Compared to Influenza. Pathogens. 2023 Apr 7;12(4):571. doi: 10.3390/pathogens12040571. PMID: 37111457; PMCID: PMC10142714.
    • Chandler TR, Sheikh D, Cavallazzi R, Furmanek S. Response. Chest. 2023 Apr;163(4):e196. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.12.026. PMID: 37031996; PMCID: PMC10080200.
    • Cavallazzi R, Bradley J, Chandler T, Furmanek S, Ramirez JA. Severity of Illness Scores and Biomarkers for Prognosis of Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb;44(1):75-90. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1759567. Epub 2023 Jan 16. PMID: 36646087.
    • Restrepo MI, Marin-Corral J, Rodriguez JJ, Restrepo V, Cavallazzi R. Cardiovascular Complications in Coronavirus Disease 2019-Pathogenesis and Management. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb;44(1):21-34. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1760096. Epub 2023 Jan 16. PMID: 36646083.
    • Antimisiaris DE, Folz RJ, Cavallazzi RS, Polivka BJ. Polypharmacy Interactions Impacting Methacholine Challenge Testing for Asthma Assessment in Older People. Sr Care Pharm. 2023 Jan 1;38(1):29-40. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2023.29. PMID: 36751917.
    • Cavallazzi R, Ramirez JA. How and when to manage respiratory infections out of hospital. Eur Respir Rev. 2022 Oct 19;31(166):220092. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0092-2022. PMID: 36261157; PMCID: PMC9724804.
    • Polivka BJ, Huntington-Moskos L, Antimisiaris DE, Cavallazzi RS, Folz RJ. Phenotyping older adults with asthma by means of cluster analysis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2022 Sep;129(3):376-378. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2022.06.003. Epub 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35697194.
    • 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.