Victor J. Cardenas, MD

Victor J. Cardenas, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch


Degree/Training Completed


Name & Location



University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX



University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Chief Residency


University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX



University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Research Interests

Extracorporeal gas exchange in acute respiratory therapy

Lung cancer and DNA damage/repair

Mechanisms of allergic airway inflammation

Selected Publications

1.  Dharajiya, N., Boldogh, I., Cardenas, V.J., Sur, S.: Role of pollen NAD(P)H oxidase in allergic inflammation. Current Opinion in Allergy and Immunology. 8:57-62, 2008.

2.  Peterson J.R, Graves, D.F., Tacker D.H., Okorodudu, A.O., Mohammad, A.A., Cardenas, V.J., Jr.: Comparison of POCT and central laboratory blood glucose results using arterial, capillary, and venous samples from MICU patients on a tight glycemic protocol. Clin Chim Acta. 396:10-13, 2008.

3.  Cardenas, V.J, Lynch, J.E., Ates, R., Miller, L., Zwischenberger, J.B.: Veno-venous Carbon Dioxide Removal in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Experience in One Patient. ASIAO J. 55(4): 420-422, 2009.

4.  Dharajiya N, Vaidya SV, Murai H, Cardenas V, Kurosky A, et al.: FcγRIIb Inhibits Allergic Lung Inflammation in a Murine Model of Allergic Asthma. (2010) PLoS ONE 5(2): e9337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009337; PMID20179765; PMCID2825267

5.  Shah SK, Cardenas V, Kuo YF, Sharma G.: Rapid Response Team in an Academic Institution – Does it make a Difference? Chest. 2010 Sep 23 (Epub ahead of print)

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Lung Cancer


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