Dr. Adithya Cattamanchi is a board-certified UCI Health pulmonologist who specializes in lung disorders and critical care medicine. His clinical focus is on the treatment and management of pulmonary infections as well as common lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cattamanchi earned his medical degree at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also received a master's of science degree in clinical research at UC San Francisco. Before joining UCI Health and the UCI School of Medicine as chief of its Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine, he served as a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and as a professor with the UCSF School of Medicine and its Center for Tuberculosis.
His research focus is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of people with tuberculosis (TB) to ensure that the disease is diagnosed early and treatment begun immediately for better outcomes and to prevent community transmission, particularly in high-burden regions of the world. He has developed a translational research program, working with basic scientists and engineers to identify novel biomarkers for TB screening and diagnosis, developing point-of-care platforms for biomarker detection, then testing them in field studies to evaluate their impact on clinical decisions and patient outcomes.
He has published research on the performance of TB diagnostics among people with TB and and led National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded studies to increase molecular testing for TB in community health centers throughout Uganda and improve molecular diagnosis of drug-resistant TB in the Philippines. He also is working on NIH-funded studies to reduce TB in high-density U.S. urban settings and to develop novel, noninvasive tests to diagnose TB in children. He is the author or co-author of nearly 200 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Cattamanchi sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.