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 / Pulmonary Disease
  • 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

  • Carbonell R, Moreno G, Martín-Loeches I, Gomez-Bertomeu F, Sarvisé C, Gómez J, Bodí M, Díaz E, Papiol E, Trefler S, Nieto M, Estella A, Jiménez Herrera M, Vidal Cortés P, Guardiola JJ, Solé-Violán J, Rodríguez A. Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin and C-Reactive Protein in 1608 Critically Ill Patients with Severe Influenza Pneumonia. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Mar 26;10(4):350. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10040350. PMID: 33810263; PMCID: PMC8066504.
  • Moreno G, Rodríguez A, Sole-Violán J, Martín-Loeches I, Díaz E, Bodí M, Reyes LF, Gómez J, Guardiola J, Trefler S, Vidaur L, Papiol E, Socias L, García-Vidal C, Correig E, Marín-Corral J, Restrepo MI, Nguyen-Van-Tam JS, Torres A. Early oseltamivir treatment improves survival in critically ill patients with influenza pneumonia. ERJ Open Res. 2021 Mar 8;7(1):00888-2020. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00888-2020. PMID: 33718494; PMCID: PMC7938052.
  • Moldoveanu B, Gearhart AM, Jalil BA, Saad M, Guardiola JJ. Pulmonary Aspergillosis: Spectrum of Disease. Am J Med Sci. 2021 Apr;361(4):411-419. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2020.12.009. Epub 2020 Dec 13. PMID: 33563417.
  • Bodí M, Claverias L, Esteban F, Sirgo G, De Haro L, Guardiola JJ, Gracia R, Rodríguez A, Gómez J. Automatic generation of minimum dataset and quality indicators from data collected routinely by the clinical information system in an intensive care unit. Int J Med Inform. 2021 Jan;145:104327. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104327. Epub 2020 Nov 4. PMID: 33220573.
  • Guardiola J, Saad M, Yu J. Hypertonic saline stimulates vagal afferents that respond to lung deflation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2019 Dec 1;317(6):R814-R817. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00064.2019. Epub 2019 Oct 9. PMID: 31596107; PMCID: PMC6962621.
  • Varajic B, Cavallazzi R, Mann J, Furmanek S, Guardiola J, Saad M. High versus low mean arterial pressures in hepatorenal syndrome: A randomized controlled pilot trial. J Crit Care. 2019 Aug;52:186-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2019.04.006. Epub 2019 Apr 15. PMID: 31096099.
  • 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. PMID: 30074052; PMCID: PMC7095489.
  • 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. 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. PMID: 29500016.
  • 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. PMID: 30345137; PMCID: PMC6174791.