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Kenneth M. Nugent, MD

Kenneth M. Nugent, MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Department of Medicine

3601 Fourth Street
Lubbock, TX 79430

Phone: 806-743-6847
kenneth.nugent@ttuhsc.edu

Assistant: Lynda Savage
Phone: (806) 743-3155
lynda.savage@ttuhsc.edu

Member Since: 1989


Title

Chief Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Specialty/Subspecialty

CriticalCare

Clinical Interest(s)

Pulmonary Medicine

Research Interest(s)

  • Sleep effects on obesity
  • Functional assessment of patients

Current / Former SSCI Roles

Nomination Committee

About Kenneth M. Nugent, MD

Kenneth Nugent graduated Washington University in St. Louis Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine residency training and Pulmonary Fellowship training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed a 2-year Research Associate training program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is currently Professor of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is chief of the pulmonary and critical care division and program director for the pulmonary and critical care fellowship, and medical director of the intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock Texas and is the medical director for the South Plains College Respiratory Therapy program. Dr. Nugent is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Nugent's main research interests involves clinical pulmonary diseases, COPD and sleep effects in obese patients, and enjoys working on clinical projects with Internal Medicine residents and medical students. He has published a handbook on mechanical ventilation with several residents and faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Nugent has been a member the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation since 1989 and has been serving, since 2011, on the Editorial Board for The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.

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