Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Askin Uysal

Askin Uysal, MD FACP FCCP

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info

Academic Email: auysal@healthusf.edu


  • PCCM, Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine, LSU, 2012
  • IM, Internal Medicine, SUNY Downstate, 2005
  • MD, Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, 2000


  • American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary (Member, 2015 - Present)
  • Society of Sleep Medicine (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Association of Physician Leadership (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American college of chest physicians (FCCP, 2008 - Present)
  • Society of Critical care medicine (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • American college of physicians (FACP, 2005 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Tapolyai M, Uysal A, Maeweathers G, Bahta E, Dossabhoy NR. B-type natriuretic peptide-directed ultrafiltration improves care in acutely hospitalized dialysis patients. Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 15(3) : 516-8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19522962
  • Jenks CL, Uysal A, Papacostas MF. Drug hypersensitivity causing organizing eosinophilic pneumonia in a pediatric patient. Heart & lung : the journal of critical care. 44(3) : 566-567http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25795309
  • Alrajab S, Uysal A. Concierge Pulmonary Medicine: Protest Against the Current Health-care System. Chest. 153(2) : 566-567, 2018. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29406217
  • Uysal A, Liendo C, McCarty DE, Kim PY, Paxson C, Chesson AL, Marino AA. Nocturnal hypoxemia biomarker predicts sleepiness in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung. 18(1) : 77-84, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23632984
  • Alrajab S, Uysal A. What is the value of midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide in COPD research or clinical practice? Chest. 140(2) : 555, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21813537
  • Jenks C, Uysal A. Pulmonary graft dysfunction and elevated pulmonary pressures. Chest. 140(3) : 826-827, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21896529
  • Alrajab S, Uysal A, Jenks C. Cysteine as a biomarker for obstructive sleep apnea. Chest. 140(1) : 268, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21729903
  • Tapolyai M, Uysal A, Dossabhoy NR, Zsom L, Szarvas T, Lengvárszky Z, Fülöp T. High prevalence of liddle syndrome phenotype among hypertensive US Veterans in Northwest Louisiana. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 12(11) : 856-60, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054772
  • Tapolyai M, Fülöp T, Uysal A, Lengvárszky Z, Szarvas T, Ballard K, Dossabhoy NR. Regional differences in nonadherence to dialysis among southern dialysis patients: a comparative cross-sectional study to the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study. The American journal of the medical sciences. 339(6) : 516-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20375688
  • Uysal A, Minocha A. Success of antireflux surgery and postoperative use of antireflux medications. The American journal of gastroenterology. 103(8) : 2144-5; author reply 2145, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18796111


  • Physician of the month (Houston Methodist WB - 2017)
  • Superdocs Texas (Superdocs - 2016)
  • Young investigator award (ISCD - 2008)