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Bhavika Kaul



Dr. Bhavika Kaul is a pulmonologist and specialist in critical care medicine who cares for patients with advance lung diseases, including those with interstitial lung disease (ILD), a group of conditions in which the lungs develop progressive scarring that eventually affects breathing. She also cares for patients in the intensive care unit with complex conditions caused by injury or disease.

Kaul's research focuses on improving outcomes and access to care for patients with ILD. Her current research investigates the prevalence, risk factors, and gaps in care experienced by patients with ILD. She has a particular interest in studying pulmonary fibrosis in military veterans.

Kaul earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident for an additional year. She completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UCSF, where she served as chief fellow. She also earned a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF.

Kaul is a member of the American Thoracic Society and a physician-investigator at UCSF's Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness.

  • Education

    Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 2013

  • Residencies

    Baylor College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care, 2020

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor