Aaron Baugh, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Aaron Baugh is a pulmonary and critical care physician at UCSF who focuses on improving the care of asthma and COPD for low-income and racial/ethnic minority individuals. His research program emphasizes understanding how social disparities inform differences in lung function and worse outcomes in lung disease. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking and reading history.


Lung Structure and Risk of Sleep Apnea in SPIROMICS.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.)

Koch AL, Shing TL, Namen A, Couper D, Smith B, Barr RG, Bhatt S, Putcha N, Baugh A, Saha AK, Ziedler M, Comellas A, Cooper CB, Barjaktarevic I, Bowler RP, Han MK, Kim V, Paine R, Kanner RE, Krishnan JA, Martinez FJ, Woodruff PG, Hansel NN, Hoffman EA, Peters SP, Ortega VE, SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS) Investigators

Disparities in Guideline Concordant Statin Treatment in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (Miami, Fla.)

Krishnan JK, Mallya SG, Nahid M, Baugh AD, Han MK, Aronson KI, Goyal P, Pinheiro LC, Banerjee S, Martinez FJ, Safford MM

Strategies to Classify Lung Function: It's Not Black and White.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Baugh A, Buhr RG, Bush A, Foreman M, Mannino DM

Association of Pre-operative Lung Function with Complications after Lobectomy Using Race-Neutral and Race-Specific Normative Equations.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Sheshadri A, Rajaram R, Baugh A, Castro M, Correa A, Soto F, Daniel-MacDougall CR, Li L, Evans SE, Dickey BF, Vaporciyan AA, Ost DE

Truth & Consequences: Choosing the Best Interpretative Framework for Spirometry.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Baugh A, McIntosh J

African American race is associated with worse sleep quality in heavy smokers.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Baugh AD, Acho M, Arhin A, Barjaktarevic I, Couper D, Criner G, Han M, Hansel N, Krishnan J, Malcolm K, Namen A, Peters S, Schotland H, Sowho M, Zeidler M, Woodruff P, Thakur N

Spirometry in Mixed Race Civil War Veterans.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Baugh AD, Woodruff P, Shiboski S, Glidden DV, Ortega VE, Thakur N

Towards a Race-Neutral System of Pulmonary Function Test Results Interpretation.


Baugh A, Adegunsoye A, Connolly M, Croft D, Pew K, McCormack MC, Georas SN

Epidemiology of Sarcoidosis in U.S. Veterans from 2003 to 2019.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Seedahmed MI, Baugh AD, Albirair MT, Luo Y, Chen J, McCulloch CE, Whooley MA, Koth LL, Arjomandi M

Race, Racism, and Respiratory Health.

Clinics in chest medicine

Baugh A, Thakur N

Race and Ethnicity in Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation: An Official American Thoracic Society Statement.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Bhakta NR, Bime C, Kaminsky DA, McCormack MC, Thakur N, Stanojevic S, Baugh AD, Braun L, Lovinsky-Desir S, Adamson R, Witonsky J, Wise RA, Levy SD, Brown R, Forno E, Cohen RT, Johnson M, Balmes J, Mageto Y, Lee CT, Masekela R, Weiner DJ, Irvin CG, Swenson ER, Rosenfeld M, Schwartzstein RM, Agrawal A, Neptune E, Wisnivesky JP, Ortega VE, Burney P

Discourage Paint-by-Numbers Presentations.

ATS scholar

Baugh AD, Santhosh L

Reply by Elmaleh-Sachs, et al. to: Townsend and Cowl, and Miller et al.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Elmaleh-Sachs A, Balte P, Oelsner EC, Allen NB, Baugh A, Bertoni AG, Hankinson JL, Pankow J, Post WS, Schwartz JE, Smith BM, Watson K, Barr RG

Reply to: US Occupational Historical Perspective on Race and Lung Function.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Baugh AD, Thakur N, Woodruff PG

Risk of COPD exacerbation is increased by poor sleep quality and modified by social adversity.


Baugh A, Buhr RG, Quibrera P, Barjaktarevic I, Barr RG, Bowler R, Han MK, Kaufman JD, Koch AL, Krishnan J, Labaki W, Martinez FJ, Mkorombindo T, Namen A, Ortega V, Paine R, Peters SP, Schotland H, Sundar K, Zeidler MR, Hansel NN, Woodruff PG, Thakur N

Reconsidering the Utility of Race-Specific Lung Function Prediction Equations.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Baugh AD, Shiboski S, Hansel NN, Ortega V, Barjakteravic I, Barr RG, Bowler R, Comellas AP, Cooper CB, Couper D, Criner G, Curtis JL, Dransfield M, Ejike C, Han M, Hoffman E, Krishnan J, Krishnan JA, Mannino D, Paine Iii R, Parekh T, Peters S, Putcha N, Rennard S, Thakur N, Woodruff PG

Race/Ethnicity, Spirometry Reference Equations and Prediction of Incident Clinical Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Lung Study.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Elmaleh-Sachs A, Balte P, Oelsner EC, Allen NB, Baugh AD, Bertoni AG, Hankinson JL, Pankow J, Post WS, Schwartz JE, Smith BM, Watson K, Barr RG

Account for Identity in URM Mentorship.

Journal of general internal medicine

Baugh A, Frank J

Separate Experiences Should Be Recognized Separately.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Baugh AD, Seedahmed M

Beta-blocker use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review: A systematic review of ßB in COPD.

Trends in cardiovascular medicine

Ruzieh M, Baugh AD, Al Jebbawi L, Edwards ES, Jia KQ, Dransfield MT, Foy AJ

How Financial Aid Policy Shortchanges American Healthcare.

Teaching and learning in medicine

Baugh AD, Baugh RF

Contribution of Individual and Neighborhood Factors to Racial Disparities in Respiratory Outcomes.

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine

Ejike CO, Woo H, Galiatsatos P, Paulin LM, Krishnan JA, Cooper CB, Couper DJ, Kanner RE, Bowler RP, Hoffman EA, Comellas AP, Criner GJ, Barr RG, Martinez FJ, Han MK, Martinez CH, Ortega VE, Parekh TM, Christenson SA, Thakur N, Baugh A, Belz DC, Raju S, Gassett AJ, Kaufman JD, Putcha N, Hansel NN

Cultural influences and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination.

International journal of medical education

Baugh RF, Baugh AD

The Long-Term Effectiveness of Empathic Interventions in Medical Education: A Systematic Review.

Advances in medical education and practice

Baugh RF, Hoogland MA, Baugh AD

The dynamics of poverty, educational attainment, and the children of the disadvantaged entering medical school.

Advances in medical education and practice

Baugh AD, Vanderbilt AA, Baugh RF

Paenibacillus polymyxa and Bacillus cereus Concomitant Bacteremia.

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice

Aaron Baugh, Hermann Simo, Hadeel Altayib, Michael Ellis, Claudiu Georgescu


CHEST Journal


Levers of change: a review of contemporary interventions to enhance diversity in medical schools in the USA.

Advances in medical education and practice

Vick AD, Baugh A, Lambert J, Vanderbilt AA, Ingram E, Garcia R, Baugh RF

Effects of intermittent intravenous saline infusions in patients with medication-refractory postural tachycardia syndrome.

Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing

Ruzieh M, Baugh A, Dasa O, Parker RL, Perrault JT, Renno A, Karabin BL, Grubb B

Nephropleural Fistula Effectively Managed with Serial Thoracentesis: A Case Report.

Journal of endourology case reports

Baugh AD, Youssef E, Hasan SS, Siddiqui NS, Elsamoloty H, Shahrour K, Javaid T

Lung cancer risk test trial: study design, participant baseline characteristics, bronchoscopy safety, and establishment of a biospecimen repository.

BMC pulmonary medicine

Crawford EL, Levin A, Safi F, Lu M, Baugh A, Zhang X, Yeo J, Khuder SA, Boulos AM, Nana-Sinkam P, Massion PP, Arenberg DA, Midthun D, Mazzone PJ, Nathan SD, Wainz R, Silvestri G, Tita J, Willey JC

Craniofacial trauma and double epidural hematomas from horse training.

International journal of surgery case reports

Baugh AD, Baugh RF, Atallah JN, Gaudin D, Williams M

Superior laryngeal nerve syndrome and the evaluation of anterior neck pain.

American journal of otolaryngology

Baugh RF, Baugh A, Bunge F