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Usman Nazir, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

unazir@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Usman Nazir, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist and research chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is active clinically in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In the sleep clinic, Dr. Nazir provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with sleep-related disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep disorders associated with medical or psychiatric conditions. He has a special interest in the treatment of sleep apnea.

Dr. Nazir provides treatment to the following conditions:

- Sleep apnea
- Insomnia
- Periodic leg movement during sleep syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Narcolepsy
- Sleepwalking
- Sleep eating
- Sleep disorders associated with medical or psychiatric conditions
- Sleep-related neurological disorders
- Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
- REM behavior disorder

Education and Training
  • BA, BA in History , Univ. of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • MD, MD, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Critical Care, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • MD, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Pulmonary, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member, 2014 - Present
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Thoracic Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American College of Physicians, Member, 2008 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 2008 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • A double‐blind, randomized, controlled trial of ATI‐450 in patients with moderate‐severe COVID‐19 , University of Kansas, Sub-Investigator
  • A Multicenter, Adaptive, Randomized Controlled Platform Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Antithrombotic Strategies in Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19 , NHLBI, Sub-Investigator
  • VIRUS Registry and Validation C2D2 , N/A, Co-I
Publications
  • Homan, Michelle, Nazir, Usman, Schnell, Amanda, Williamson, Timothy. 2015. Isolated Pulmonary Involvement in Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease. CHEST, 148 (4)
  • Bengtson, C., D, Montgomery, R., N, Nazir, U, Satterwhite, L, Kim, M., D, Bahr, N., C, Castro, M, Baumlin, N, Salathe, M. 2021. An Open Label Trial to Assess Safety of Losartan for Treating Worsening Respiratory Illness in COVID-19.. Frontiers in medicine, 8, 630209