Crouse Health Physician Viren Kaul, MD, Named 2021 NYACP Laureate Award Recipient

Viren Kaul, MDThe New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) has selected Viren Kaul, MD, FACP, FCCP, a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at Crouse Health, as a 2021 Laureate Award winner.

The accolade is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care; education and research; and service to their community, chapter and the national ACP organization. He also recently received his Fellow designation from the American College of Physicians (FACP) and from the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP). Dr. Kaul is the Vice-Chair of the Resident Committee and Chair of the Member Engagement Committee of the NYACP. He was instrumental in creating the NYACP’s Leadership Academy.

Dr. Kaul has published and actively researches the application of technology and social media for the enhancement of patient-centered care and medical education. His clinical interests include airway management in critically ill patients; pleural diseases; interstitial lung diseases (ILD); and pulmonary hypertension. He was part of a writing group that recently published guidelines in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine on the use of fibrinolytics and deoxyribonuclease in adult patients with pleural empyema.

He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, followed by Chief Residency at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Kaul completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, where he had also served as the Chief Fellow in this discipline.  As part of his academic work, he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Upstate Medical University. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Kaul earned his medical degree at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in India.