Victor J. Cardenas, MD

Victor J. Cardenas, Jr., MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of 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)

6.  Dey S, Maiti AK, Hegde ML, Hegde PM, Boldogh I, Sarkar PS, Abdel-Rahman SZ, Sarker AH, Hang B, Xie J, Tomkinson AE, Zhou M, Shen B, Wang G, Wu C, Yu D, Lin D, Cardenas V, Hazra TK; Increased risk of lung cancer associated with a functionally impaired polymorphic variant of the human DNA glycosylase NEIL2. DNA Repair (Amst). 2012 Jun 1;11(6):570-8.

7.  Prys-Picard CO, Shah SK, Williams BD, Cardenas V Jr, Sharma G; Outcomes of Patients on Multiple Vasoactive Drugs for Shock. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Jun 24

8.  Chakraborty A, Wakamiya M, Venkova-Canova T, Pandita RK, Aguilera-Aguirre L, Sarker AH, Singh DK, Hosoki K, Wood TG, Sharma G, Cardenas V, Sarkar PS, Sur S, Pandita TK, Boldogh I, Hazra TK. Neil2-null Mice Accumulate Oxidized DNA Bases in the Transcriptionally Active Sequences of the Genome and are Susceptible to Innate Inflammation.J Biol Chem. 2015 Aug 5 PMID: 26245904

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine

Lung Cancer


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