“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 and Secretary/Treasurer of the Harris County Medical Society North Branch. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.

Heavily invested in community outreach, 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.

Born in Cameroon, West Africa, he is fluent in English and French with limited Spanish proficiency. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and fishing.


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

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis

Research Interests

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


Publication Information

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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”
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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