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Sandhya Khurana, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 486-0147

Office: (585) 275-4861

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Medicine, Pulmonary


Interests: Difficult and Severe Asthma

Professional Background

Dr. Sandhya Khurana is an adult pulmonary and critical care physician with a specialized focus in management of severe and difficult asthma. She completed her training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in 2003 where her research focus was 'airway remodeling in asthma'. She joined the faculty at University of Rochester in 2008 and helped develop a multidisciplinary state-of-the-art severe asthma program. She is the Director of the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Care.

Dr. Khurana's clinical and research interests include comprehensive multidisciplinary management of severe asthma. She believes in a patient-centered team-based approach to management of this complex condition. She has expertise in application of novel therapies for severe asthma including new monoclonal antibodies and Bronchial Thermoplasty (a non-pharmacologic endoscopic therapy for severe asthma). She is the site principal investigator in multicenter clinical trials evaluating new treatments in asthma. She is a co-investigator in the SOAR (Study Of Asthma in Rochester) asthma registry focused on characterization of asthma using non-invasive biomarkers.

Dr. Khurana has chaired asthma-focused sessions and participated as faculty at national and international meetings. Dr. Khurana was invited to participate in the 2015 WHO strategic meeting for management of chronic respiratory diseases in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the past Chair of Airway Disorders NetWork of the American College of Chest Physicians. She has also served on the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society's joint task-force on severe asthma. Dr. Khurana has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers on severe asthma and is the editor of a textbook on 'difficult asthma'.



  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MBBS | University College Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at Thomas Jefferson Medical College

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

07/16/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

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Journal Articles

Abbas F, Georas S, Cai X, Khurana S. "Asthma Biologics: Real-World Effectiveness, Impact of Switching Biologics and Predictors of Response." Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.. 2021 Sep 2; Epub 2021 Sep 02.

Sood V, Rogers L, Khurana S. "How I do it: Managing corticosteroid-related co-morbidities in severe asthma." Chest.. 2021 May 18; Epub 2021 May 18.

Tejwani V, Chang HY, Tran AP, Naber JA, Gutzwiller FS, Winders TA, Khurana S, Sumino K, Mosnaim G, Moloney RM, . "A multi-stakeholder Delphi consensus core outcome set for clinical trials in moderate-to-severe asthma (coreASTHMA)." Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.. 2021 Mar 26; Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Difficult to Treat Asthma: Clinical Essentials
Author List: Editors Sandhya Khurana and Fernando Holguin
Published By: Springer Nature 2020

Chapter Title: High-Risk Asthma Clinic: Putting It All Together
Book Title: Difficult to treat asthma:clinical essentials
Author List: Navitha Ramesh & Sandhya Khurana
Published By: Springer Nature 2020