Job title: Assistant Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Kulkarni is an assistant professor in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following her medical degree in India, she received a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, completed her residency in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine from UAB. She champions efforts to provide quality clinical care to patients with interstitial lung diseases at her center. As a member of the steering committee of ILD network at American College of Chest Physicians, she strives to promote education for early diagnosis and quality treatment of these patients within the community as well. Dr. Kulkarni is currently principal/co-investigator on clinical trials studying new therapeutics for ILD and her research focuses on developing imaging biomarkers to prognosticate and assess response to therapy among these patients.