Amita Krishnan earned her medical degree from University at Buffalo School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences where she went on to complete her residency in internal medicine.
She completed her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Louisiana
State University and joined LSU faculty in 2020. She is the Associate Program Director
of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program and has a keen interest in mentoring
fellows in both clinical practice and research.
Dr. Krishnan specializes in the care of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD).
She is the director of the ILD Multidisciplinary Program at LSU. She runs the monthly
ILD multidisciplinary conference, has a weekly ILD clinic at UMC, and is involved
in clinical trials research, both in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.
Additionally, Dr. Krishnan participates in the training of students, residents, and
fellows in the medical intensive care unit, inpatient pulmonary services, and general
pulmonary clinic. She also plays a large role in providing specialized training in
endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy for the diagnosis and staging of lung
Medical: 2014 - M.D. State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New Orleans
Residency: 2017 State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New Orleans
Fellowship: 2020 LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana