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MBBS, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, 1994 - 2000
Montefiore Medical Center, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, 2007 - 2010
Temple University School Of Medicine, Post Doctoral Research, 2002 - 2003
- Internship & Residency
Jacobi Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006
- Board Certifications
American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2006
Subspec Of Hospice & Palliative Medicine - Certified, 2012
Subspecialty Board Of Critical Care - Certified, 2010
Subspecialty Board Of Pulmonary Disease - Certified, 2009
Get to Know Me
Asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung diseases, pleural diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary, hypertension, sleep disordered breathing, sleep apnea, narcolepsy.
Management of critically ill patients including sepsis, shock, post cardiac surgery, neurointensive care, perioperative.
Management of left ventricular assist devices, right ventricular assist devices, post cardiac, liver, kidney transplant.
ECMO, bronchoscopy with biopsy, endobronchial ultrasound, electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, auto
fluorescence bronchoscopy, placement of fiducials, percutaneous tracheostomy.
Targeted brachytherapy in lung cancer, staging of tumors, airway stents, transbronchial needle aspiration, cryotherapy, laser, ultrasound guided placement of chest tubes & indwelling chest catheters (pleurix and aspira), pleural manometry, insertion of Swan Ganz, pacemakers, pericardiocentesis, arterial lines, central venous catheters.
A desire to make a difference in the lives of patients. Doctoring patients rather than just being a doctor. My inspiration is maintained by the 5 F's which rule my life:
Facing the Brutal Facts
My approach to patient care is patient centric, contemporary and evidence-based.
Awards & Accolades
GAGE Award – “Drive Towards ZERO CAUTIs"
America's Essential Hospitals
Excellence in Teaching - Best Faculty Award
AECOM / Jacobi Medical Center
National Association of Public Hospitals
Palliative Care Integration in the ICU
America's Essential Hospitals
‘Reaching Our Goal of Zero Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections’ – 2013, Quality Symposium, New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, Innovative Differentiation, Distinguishing Yourself From Other High Performers
New York Presbyterian Healthcare System
Publications & Research
Stability of cough reflex sensitivity during viral
upper respiratory tract infection (common cold)
Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Bronchial leiomyoma, a case report and review of literature
Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Unusual Synchronous Lung Tumours: Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma and Mucinous Adenocarcinoma
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Effect of viral upper respiratory tract infection on the urge-to-cough sensation
Diabetes Lowers Aerobic Capacity in Heart Failure
Journal of the American College of Cardiology