Rajiv Dhand, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAARC 


Dr. Dhand earned his MBBS degree from the Medical College in Amritsar, India, and his MD in internal medicine at the prestigious Post graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. After completing fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the same institution, he did postdoctoral fellowship training at Virginia Mason Research Center and University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL.  Dr. Dhand has been board certified in internal medicine, and is currently board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Practice Experience

Dr. Dhand worked as an attending pulmonary and critical care physician at the Hines VA Hospital and later became attending physician in the division of pulmonary and critical care at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.  Dr. Dhand joined UPCC in 2012.  He has over 30 years of clinical experience as a pulmonary physician with major interests in the treatment of airway disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and bronchiectasis.  He also manages patients with general pulmonary disorders, lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and patients with pulmonary involvement from neuromuscular disease. 

Research and Administrative Responsibilities

Dr. Dhand is an internationally recognized expert in delivery of inhaled medications, especially delivery of inhaled therapies in patients in the ICU.  He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of several respiratory journals.  He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Association of Respiratory Care. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) and is the Chief Editor of the ISAM Textbook of Aerosol Medicine.  Dr. Dhand was director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He also directed the pulmonary fellowship program, MICU, respiratory therapy department, and respiratory therapy program, and served as Medical Director of Landmark Hospital in Columbia, MO.

 Dr. Dhand is actively engaged in  clinical trials and translational research.  He is a Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and chief of the medical service at UT Medical Center.

Academic and Professional Honors

Dr. Dhand has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and teaching programs all over the world.  He has served on several international task forces and committees for development of guidelines.  He remains actively engaged in teaching and training medical students, residents and fellows. 

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1940 Alcoa Highway
Suite E-210
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Phone: (865) 524-7471


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