Praveen Akuthota, MD
Praveen Akuthota, MD is Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of California San Diego. Dr Akuthota maintains an active clinical practice focused on asthma and eosinophilic pulmonary disease, with expertise in biologic therapies. He is also an attending physician in the medical ICU at the UC San Diego Hillcrest Medical Center. His research efforts range from basic scientific investigations of human eosinophil biology and eosinophilic inflammation to clinical and translational efforts in asthma and eosinophilic pulmonary disease. He is the corresponding Principal Investigator for the UCSD Clinical Center in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s PrecISE Network, which will study precision interventions in severe asthma. He is published in the New England Journal of Medicine as a co-investigator of a study showing the efficacy of anti-IL-5 therapy in the treatment of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, or Churg-Strauss syndrome).