Victor J. Cardenas, MD
Victor J. Cardenas, MD
Division: Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department: Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • COPD
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.
Degree/Training CompletedYearName & Location
MD1983University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Residency1987University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Chief Residency1985University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Fellowship1990University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX