Philosophy of Care
The core of high-level specialty care is effective communication with patients, their families and referring physicians. I pride myself on being an effective teacher and listener for my patients.
Dr. Avdalovic has general clinical interests in pulmonary and critical care, with a particular emphasis on interstitial lung disease and asthma. His research activities focus on the molecular aspects of lung wound repair.
Vascular growth factor expression by respiratory epithelium. Regenerative approaches to treating chronic lung disease COPD phenotyping.
UC Davis Medical Group, J Street
B.A., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1991
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2003
American College of Chest Physicians,
American Thoracic Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Select Honors and Awards:
Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete-UCSB, Awarded to the top scholar athlete on each team, 1989
Presidents Research Fellowship Award, 1990
Big West Scholar Athlete-UCSB, 1990
Select Recent Publications:
Schivo M, Avdalovic MV, Murin S. Non-Cigarette Tobacco and the Lung. Clinic Rev Allerg Immunol, 2013
Albertson TE, Schivo M, Zeki AA, Louie S, Sutter ME, Avdalovic M, Chan AL. The Pharmacological Approach to the Elderly COPD Patient. 2013;30(4)
Louie S, Zeki AA, Schivo M, Chan AL, Yoneda KY, Avdalovic M, Morrissey BM, Albertson TE. The Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome: Pharmacotherapeutic Considerations. 2013; 6(2): 197-219
Zoel Quinonez, John Speicher, Christian Sebat, and MV Avdalovic. Cutaneous Rhizopus Infection at a Central Venous Catheter Site in a Critically Ill Renal Transplant Patient. Healthcare Infection, 2012; 17(3): 83-86
Avdalovic MV, Susan Murin. Electronic Cigarettes E-cigarettes: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch…or Puff. American College of CHEST Physicians, 2012; 141(6): 1371-72