Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

Asha Anandaiah


Asha Anandaiah

Program Director

Director, Pulmonary Consultation Service

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interests:

Dr. Anandaiah’s current academic interest lies in optimizing how we teach communication and collaboration in the intensive care unit. Specific areas of interest include the approach to code status and consent conversations for critically ill patients, interdisciplinary teaching in the ICU, and mechanisms of feedback for pulmonary and critical care fellows.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Anandaiah was selected to attend the Harvard Medical School Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists course in 2015. She was named a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education for 2015-16, and received the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Teaching Award in 2016.


More information can be found on Dr. Anandaiah's Harvard Catalyst Profile.

+Current Projects

  • Evaluation of resident experience with ICU bundled consent
  • Use of bundled informed consent in United States academic medical intensive care units: a national survey
  • Development of an instrument to enhance real-time formative feedback for pulmonary/critical care fellows
  • The interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment in the intensive care unit: a qualitative study

+Selected Publications

  • Tachado SD, Li X, Bole M, Swan K, Anandaiah A, Patel NR, Koziel H. MyD88-dependent TLR4 signaling is selectively impaired in alveolar macrophages from asymptomatic HIV+ persons. Blood, 2010; 115:3606-3615. PMCID:PMC2867269
  • Li X, Han X, Llano J, Bole M, Zhou X, Swan K, Anandaiah A, Nelson B, Patel NR, Reinach RS, Koziel H, Tachado SD. mTOR inhibition in macrophages of asymptomatic HIV+ persons reverses the decrease in TLR4-mediated TNF release through prolongation of MAPK pathway activation. Journal of Immunology, 2011; 187: 6052-6058. PMCID:PMC3221743
  • Anandaiah A, Dheda K, Keane J, Koziel, H, Moore D, Patel NR. Novel Developments in the Epidemic of HIV and TB Co-Infection, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2011; 183(8):987-997. PMCID:PMC3086746
  • Ohle SJ, Anandaiah A, Fabian AJ, Fine A, Kotton DN. Maintenance and Repair of the Lung Endothelium does not Involve Contributions from Marrow-Derived Endothelial Precursor Cells. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 2012; 47 (1): 11-9. PMCID: PMC 3402798.
  • Han X, Li X, Yue SC, Anandaiah A, Hashem F, Reinach PS, Koziel H, Tachado SD. Epigenetic regulation of TNFα release in human macrophages by HIV-1 ssRNA is dependent on TLR8. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2012; 287 (17): 13778-86. PMCID:PMC 3340209
  • Anandaiah A, Sinha S, Bole M, Sharma SK, Kumar N, Luthra K, Li X, Zhou X, Nelson B, Han X, Tachado SD, Patel NR, Koziel H. Vitamin D rescues impaired Mycobacterium tuberculosis-mediated TNF release in HIV+ macrophages through enhanced TLR signaling pathway in vitro.Infection and Immunity. 2013; 81 (1): 2-10. PMCID: PMC3536131
  • Nelson B, Zhou X, White M, Hartshorn K, Takahashi K, Kinane TB, Anandaiah A, Koziel H. Recombinant human mannose-binding lectin dampens human alveolar macrophage inflammatory responses to influenza A virus in vitro. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 2014; 95(5): 715.
  • Bernard MA, Zhao H, Yue SC, Anandaiah A, Koziel H, Tachado ST. Novel HIV-1 mRNAs stimulate TNFa release in human macrophages via TLR8 signaling pathway. PLoS One. 2014; 9 (9): e106006. PMCID: PMC 4156304.
  • Rock LK, Gadmer NM, Arnold RA, Roberts DH, Anandaiah A, Pogach M, Clardy P, Schwartstein RM, Sullivan, AM. Critical Care Communication Skills Training for Internal Medicine Residents. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10212http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10212
  • Anandaiah A, Rock LK. Twelve Tips for Teaching the Informed Consent Conversation. Medical Teacher 2018 Jan 23:1-6. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1426844. [Epub ahead of print] *