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Asha Devereaux, MD, MPH-Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Asha Devereaux completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California at San Diego, followed by a Medical Degree and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tulane University’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Upon graduation, she served in the United States Navy achieving the rank of Commander while receiving board-certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Critical Care Medicine.

In addition to her private practice of medicine, she is the Past-President of the California Thoracic Society, served as a Chair of the Disaster Response Network of the American College of Chest Physicians, has served on the Board of Directors for the American Lung Association in California and the CHEST Foundation, and is currently an active volunteer with the national Disaster Medical Assistance Team-CA-4. In her previous volunteer roles with the Medical Reserve Corps, Dr. Devereaux responded to the humanitarian needs of evacuees following the SD Fires and Hurricane Katrina. She has published articles and textbook chapters on topics from Biological and Chemical Agents of Terrorism to Tobacco, and is an invited lecturer and media guest informing the public via radio, web, and television. While serving in the US Navy, Dr. Devereaux participated in Tobacco research and served as a panelist on the DoD/VA guidelines for tobacco cessation.

 Past and Present Affiliations:
Sharp-Coronado Hospital, Coronado, CA

University of California, San Diego, CA
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC

Board Certifications:
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine 
Diplomate, American Board of Holistic Medicine-2006

Some of Dr. Devereaux's Publications:

Sprung CL, Devereaux AV, Ghazipura M et. al. Critical Care Staffing in Pandemics and Disasters: A Consensus Report from a Subcommittee of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care- Systems Strategies to Sustain the Healthcare Workforce CHEST July 2023

Devereaux A, Backer H, Salami A, et. al. Oxygen and Ventilator Logistics during California’s COVID-19 Surge-When Oxygen becomes a Scarce Resource. Disaster Medicine Public Health Prep. 8.2021

Devereaux A, Carvalho L, Alex A. Disasters Produced by Natural Phenomena Chapter 8 Fundamentals of Disaster Medicine, 4th Ed. SCCM publ. 2022

Branson R, Dichter J, Feldman H, Devereaux A, et. al The US Strategic National Stockpile Ventilators in Coronavirus Disease-2019: A Comparison of Functionality and Analysis Regarding the Emergency Purchase of 200,000 Devices. CHEST 159(2): 634-652. Feb. 2021
Devereaux A, Yang H, Seda G, Sankar V, Maves R, Karanjia N, Parrish J, Rosenberg C, Goodman-Crews P, Cederquist L, Burkle FM. Optimizing Scarce Resource Allocation during COVID-19: Rapid Creation of a Regional Healthcare Coalition and Triage Teams in San Diego, Ca. Dis Med Pub Hth Prep Sept 10, 2020. 1-7.

Burkle, FM Jr. & Devereaux, A. 50 States or 50 Countries: What did we miss and what do we do now?-COVID19 Series. Prehosp. Disaster Med. ePub May 22, 2020.  2020 Aug;35(4):353-357.

Maves R, Downar J, Dichter J, Hick J, Devereaux, A. Geiling J, Kissoon N, et. al. Triage of Scarce Critical Care Resources in COVID-19. An Implementation Guide for Regional Allocation. ePub 4/11/20. CHEST 158(1) 212-225 July 2020.

Liang, Ni-Cheng & Devereaux, Asha Integrative Medicine (Complementary Medicine) for the Lungs-Patient Education Series. Am. J. Resp. Crit Care Med. 195:21-22 2017

Asha V Devereaux, Pritish K Tosh, John L Hick, Dan Hanfling, James Geiling, Mary Jane Reed, Timothy M Uyeki, Umair A Shah, Daniel B Fagbuyi, Peter Skippen, Jeffrey R Dichter, Niranjan Kissoon, Michael D Christian, Jeffrey S Upperman Engagement and Education: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. Chest. 2014 Oct; 146(4 Suppl)

Michael D Christian, Asha V Devereaux, Jeffrey R Dichter, Lewis Rubinson, Niranjan Kissoon Introduction and Executive Summary: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement.Chest. 2014 Oct;146(4 Suppl)

Joe Ornelas, Jeffrey R Dichter, Asha V Devereaux, Niranjan Kissoon, Alicia Livinski, Michael D Christian. Methodology: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. Chest. 2014 Oct;146(4 Suppl)

Einav S, Hick JL, Hanfling D, Erstad BL, Toner ES, Branson RD, Kanter RK, Kissoon N, Dichter JR, Devereaux AV, Christian MD  Surge Capacity Logistics: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. Chest. 2014 Oct;146(4 Suppl)

Devereaux, A. Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD; Michael D. Christian, MD, et. al.  Definitive Care for the Critically Ill During a Disaster: A Framework for Allocation of Scarce Resources in Mass Critical Care CHEST May 5, 2008 Supplement

Lazarus AA, Devereaux A, Mohr LC.  Biological agents of mass destruction.  In: Irwin RS, Rippe JM, eds.  Intensive Care Medicine, 6th Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2007 and 2011: 1152-1170.

Bioterror: Respiratory Illnesses Related to the Intentional Release of Chemicals and Biological Agents of Terror, Moores, LK, Geiling, J., Devereaux, A., Cuneo, BM. Respiratory Emergencies, Editors: Fein, Kamholz, Ost. Publisher: Hodder Arnold, Great Britain, 2006

Shelter Medicine: Beyond the First and Second Response, Devereaux, A., CHEST Physician, Feb. 2006

Pulmonary Manifestations of Natural Disasters, Devereaux, A., Prezant, D., Lazarus, A. Pulm. Perspectives, 8/05 

Chemical and Biological Agents following Disaster, Devereaux, A., Amundson, D., Parrish, JS.  Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine 6th and 7th Editions, 2005 and 2013.