Dr. Kalpalatha (Kay) Guntupalli

Dr. Kalpalatha (Kay) Guntupalli is an endowed Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After obtaining a medical degree from Osmania medical college in Hyderabad, she immigrated to the USA specializing in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine. She served on the faculty at Pittsburgh and Emory universities. In 1999, she served as the first woman President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin.

In 2010, she served as the President of the American College of Chest Physicians. She was a member of the Critical Care board of the American Board of Internal Medicine for 6 years. Her research interests include acute respiratory distress syndrome and medical education and are the recipient of several grants. She has over 150 scientific publications.

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