Project Title/Research Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Thirty Day Rehospitalizations: An Analysis of the Nationwide Readmission Database

Dr. Buhr graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Azusa Pacific University in 2006 and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of California in 2010. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in 2013, serving as chief resident at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center the following year before starting a fellowship in pulmonary & critical care medicine in 2014 at UCLA, which he will complete in 2017. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Buhr began his PhD in health policy and management in 2015 researches the social, demographic, and administrative factors that affect hospitalization and readmission in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), both in the UCLA health system and using national claims data.

Ronish BE, Couper DJ, Barjaktarevic IZ, Cooper CB, Kanner RE, Pirozzi CS, Kim V, Wells JM, Han MK, Woodruff PG, Ortega VE, Peters SP, Hoffman EA, Buhr RG, Dolezal BA, Tashkin DP, Liou TG, Bateman LA, Schroeder JD, Martinez FJ, Barr RG, Hansel NN, Comellas AP, Rennard SI, Arjomandi M, Paine Iii R. Forced Expiratory Flow at 25%-75% Links COPD Physiology to Emphysema and Disease Severity in the SPIROMICS Cohort. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2022 Apr 29;9(2):111-121. doi: 10.15326/jcopdf.2021.0241. PMID: 35114743; PMCID: PMC9166328.

Yee N, Markovic D, Buhr RG, Fortis S, Arjomandi M, Couper D, Anderson WH, Paine R 3rd, Woodruff PG, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Barr RG, Wells JM, Ortega VE, Hoffman EA, Kim V, Drummond MB, Bowler RP, Curtis JL, Cooper CB, Tashkin DP, Barjaktarevic IZ. Significance of FEV3/FEV6 in Recognition of Early Airway Disease in Smokers at Risk of Development of COPD: Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort. Chest. 2022 Apr;161(4):949-959. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.10.046. Epub 2021 Nov 10. PMID: 34767825; PMCID: PMC9005864.

Awan OM, Buhr RG, Kamdar BB. Factors Influencing CAM-ICU Documentation and Inappropriate "Unable to Assess" Responses. Am J Crit Care. 2021 Nov 1;30(6):e99-e107. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2021599. PMID: 34719712; PMCID: PMC8901421.