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Ashutosh Sachdeva, MBBS

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program; Director of the Interventional Pulmonology Program


110 S. Paca St., 2nd Floor

Education and Training

Dr. Ashutosh Sachdeva received his medical degree from University of Delhi. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, in Saint Louis, Missouri. Upon completion of his fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine he stayed on as faculty in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine for three years. He then spent a year at Virginia Commonwealth Health Sciences in Richmond, advancing his training in Interventional Pulmonology.


Dr. Sachdeva is currently the Director of Interventional Pulmonology Program at University of Maryland Medical Center, in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. He holds the title of assistant professor of medicine at the University of School of Medicine. He has more than a decade of experience in management of patients with advanced lung disease and in the direction of clinical trials. He values the importance of collaboration and the need to cut across organizational silos for innovative research. The Interventional Pulmonology expertise available at UMMC draws referrals from across the entire Baltimore/Washington region.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for symptomatic patients with severe Emphysema/COPD.

Highlighted Publications

Sachdeva A, Lee HJ, Malhotra R, Shepherd RW.  Endobronchial Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism. Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology 2013 Jan;20(1):33-4. PMID: 23328139

Sachdeva A, Pickering E, Reed R, Shanholtz C. Ice Cream Cone Sign: Reversible Ballooning of Trachea due to Tracheostomy Tube Cuff Over-inflation. BMJ Case Reports. 2016 May 4;2016. PMID: 27145789

McLenon M, Bittle GJ, Jones K, Menaker J, Pham SM, Iacono AT, Sachdeva A, Rajagopal K. Extracorporeal lung support as a bridge to airway stenting and radiotherapy for airway-obstructing pancoast tumor. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;102(1):e7-9. PMID: 27343540

Invited Review Articles

Sachdeva A, Shepherd RW, Lee HJ. Thoracentesis and thoracic ultrasound: state of the art in 2013. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 2013 Mar;34(1):1-9. PMID: 23411051          

Sachdeva A, Pickering EM, Lee HJ. From electrocautery, balloon dilation, neodymium-doped:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser to argon plasma coagulation and cryotherapy. J Thorac Dis 2015;7 (Suppl 4):S363-S379. PMID: 26807284

Allison MG, Shanholtz, CB, Sachdeva A. Hematological issues in liver disease. Crit Care Clin 2016. Jul;32(3):385-96. PMID: 27339678

Invited Editorials

Lee HJ, Sachdeva A. Training program of interventional pulmonology fellowships: USA. J Thorac Dis 2015;7 (Suppl 4):S415-S417. PMID: 26807289


Grants and Contracts

Clinical study:

Principal investigator on EMPROVE clinical trial of IBV valves in severe Emphysema/COPD. The study aims to evaluate the impact of lung volume reduction using one way-valves in the airways of single lobe of the lung and is actively recruiting patients. Early detection of lung cancer and evaluation of innovative and evolving technologies for ablation of peripheral lung tumors. Minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Management of tracheal and airway stenosis with minimally invasive procedures for rapid relief and long-term management. Expertise with use of ablative modalities including cryotherapy, argon plasma coagulation, LASER, and electrocautery.


Co-Investigator, truFreeze® Spray Cryotherapy Patient Registry, a joint registry with Division of Gastroenterology at University of Maryland Medical Center. The purpose is to learn about effective and safety of spray cryotherapy in patients with malignant and non-malignant airway disease.  Bronchial thermoplasty for patients with severe Asthma. Dr. Sachdeva collaborates with Dr. Kathryn Robinett, expert in Asthma, in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care for selecting patients who would benefit from the procedure.