Biography

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you make them feel. – Maya Angelou”

Dr. Kingah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine, at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an active member of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Kingah seeks to improve current asthma management and institute smoking cessation strategies. His special clinical interests include interstitial lung disease, specifically sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis. He has contributed to several publications in which he was first author.

He is currently the medical director of intensive care at Memorial Hermann Cypress. He is also chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee for Memorial Hermann Cypress. He has worked on scoring systems in the ICU that helped predict mortality in patients with cancer admitted to the ICU as revealed in his most recent publications. His other clinical interests include interstitial lung disease, specifically sarcoidosis and optimizing care of patients with sepsis. On his off days he likes fishing, hunting and swimming. He also loves soccer and still finds time to play. A former Detroit Tigers fan now an Astros fan.

Education

Medical School
University of Yaounde, Cameroon
Graduate School
UTHealth School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Residency
Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center (Beaumont Hospital) , Dearborn, MI
Fellowship
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis

Research Interests

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Publications

Publication Information

  1. Kingah P, Alzubaidi N, Yafawi JZD, Shehada E, Alshabani K, Soubani AO.Factors Associated with Mortality in Patients with a Solid Malignancy Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit- A Prospective Observational Study J Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct1;4(4): 137-142 PMID 30574566
  2. Al-Zubaidi N, Shehada E, Alshabani K, ZazaDit Yafawi J, Kingah P, Soubani O. Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2018 Dec;11(4):206-218. PMID 29684341
  3. Kingah P, Alam M, Chugh K, Kamholz J, Samavati L. Role of Pulmonary Evaluation in Diagnosis of Neurosarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2016 Oct 7;3(3):209-215
  4. Grady K, Gowda S, Kingah P, Soubani AO. Coil Embolization of Pulmonary Arteries as a Palliative Treatment of Diffuse Type 1 Hepatopulmonary syndrome. Respir. Care 2015;60(2):1
  5. Kingah PL, Muma G, Soubani A.“Azithromycin improves lung function in patients with post lung transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome: A meta-analysis” Clinical Transplant 2014 Aug: 28(8);906-10
  6. Soubani AO, Kingah P, Alshabani K, Muma G, Haq A. “Lung transplantation following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: report of two cases and systematic review of literature” Clinical Transplant 2014 Jul: 28(7):776-82
  7. Kingah PL, Alam A, Chugh K, Ramya R, Samavati L. American Thoracic Society conference 2014 poster presentation, “Diagnosis of Neurosarcoidosis via pulmonary evaluation and lymph node biopsy”
  8. Luu HN, Kingah PL, North K, Boerwinkle E, Volcik KA. “Interaction of folate and the paraoxonase Q192R polymorphism with risk of incident coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke: the ARIC study” Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Nov:21(11):815-23
  9. Kingah PL, Luu HN, Volcik KA, Morrison AC, Nettleton JA, Boerwinkle E. “Association of NOS3 Glu298Asp SNP with hypertension and possible effect modification of dietary fat intake in the ARIC study” Hypertension Research, 2010:33; 165-169
  10. Kingah PL, “Maternal factors, fetal parameters and the risk of shoulder dystocia” (January 1, 2008). ETD collection for Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center. Paper AAI1454672

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine