Umair A. Gauhar, M.D.

Umair A. Gauhar, M.D.

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
Interventional Pulmonology; Thoracic Oncology; Pleural Diseases; Critical Care Ultrasonography; Pulmonary Infections; Device Development


Board Certifications

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

Education and Training

  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College
  • Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham; The Ohio State University

Featured Publications

  • Richeldi L, Scholand MB, Lynch DA, Colby TV, Myers JL, Groshong SD, Chung JH, Benzaquen S, Nathan SD, Davis JR, Schmidt SL, Hagmeyer L, Sonetti D, Hetzel J, Criner GJ, Case AH, Ramaswamy M, Calero K, Gauhar UA, Patel NM, Lancaster L, Choi Y, Pankratz DG, Walsh PS, Lofaro LR, Huang J, Bhorade SM, Kennedy GC, Martinez FJ, Raghu G. Utility of a Molecular Classifier as a Complement to High-Resolution Computed Tomography to Identify Usual Interstitial Pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Jan 15;203(2):211-220. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202003-0877OC. PMID: 32721166.
  • Raghu G, Flaherty KR, Lederer DJ, Lynch DA, Colby TV, Myers JL, Groshong SD, Larsen BT, Chung JH, Steele MP, Benzaquen S, Calero K, Case AH, Criner GJ, Nathan SD, Rai NS, Ramaswamy M, Hagmeyer L, Davis JR, Gauhar UA, Pankratz DG, Choi Y, Huang J, Walsh PS, Neville H, Lofaro LR, Barth NM, Kennedy GC, Brown KK, Martinez FJ. Use of a molecular classifier to identify usual interstitial pneumonia in conventional transbronchial lung biopsy samples: a prospective validation study. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Jun;7(6):487-496. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30059-1. Epub 2019 Apr 1. PMID: 30948346.
  • Gauhar UA. Tuberculous Pleural Effusions: A New Look at an Old Problem. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Aug;354(2):105-106. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.06.013. Epub 2017 Jun 21. PMID: 28864366.
  • Chambers DM, Abaid B, Gauhar U. Indwelling Pleural Catheters for Nonmalignant Effusions: Evidence-Based Answers to Clinical Concerns. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Sep;354(3):230-235. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.03.003. Epub 2017 Apr 4. PMID: 28918827.
  • Chambers DM, Pfister GJ, Gauhar UA. Linear EBUS-guided fiducial marker placement to guide radiotherapy for endobronchial, radiographically occult synchronous primary squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Respir Med Case Rep. 2017 Jun 15;22:60-63. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.06.007. PMID: 28702337; PMCID: PMC5491757.
  • El-Kersh K, Perez RL, Gauhar U. A 63-year-old man with a chronic cough and an endobronchial lesion. Diagnosis: Endobronchial hamartoma. Chest. 2014 Apr;145(4):919-922. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-1965. PMID: 24687714.
  • El-Kersh K, Gauhar U, Saad M. Atypical presentation of typical carcinoid. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 17;2014:bcr2013202870. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202870. PMID: 24443340; PMCID: PMC3903162.
  • Norder E, Kynyk J, Schmitt AC, Gauhar U, Islam S. Glomus tumor of the trachea. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Jul;19(3):220-3. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31825ceef8. PMID: 23207466.
  • Gauhar U, Dransfield M, Cooper JA. Sequential comparison of tiotropium to high-dose ipratropium in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a practice setting. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2009;4:391-5. doi: 10.2147/copd.s7566. Epub 2009 Oct 19. PMID: 19888357; PMCID: PMC2771709.
  • Gauhar UA, Gaffo AL, Alarcón GS. Pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Aug;28(4):430-40. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-985664. PMID: 17764060.