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Jan262011

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Dr.  Boivin is a graduate of the McGill University and completed his internal medicine residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and a critical care fellowship at the University of New Mexico. He is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and passed the national board of echocardiography examination. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director of Critical Care at the University of New Mexico. He has a special interest in the clinical application and education in bedside ultrasound in critical care.  Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Iowa. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care and is a Professor of Medicine, and Vice-Chair of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He is the Chief of Medicine, UCSF. His special interests include clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine and teaching.

 

Dr. Boudi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and Staff Physician at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center. Dr. Boudi has a prestigious educational pedigree with training in medical genetics, internal medicine and cardiology at University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University, and University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center. He is an expert in factors affecting susceptibility to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders including atherosclerosis and aging using basic, translational and clinical trial research. He is widely recognized in medical education, utilizing the power of data to solve clinical problems such as Emergency Flow, patient satisfaction and throughput. He is a highly-gifted teacher and a well-known published scholar. His provides compassionate patient care and is recognized to motivate learners. He nurtures excellence in clinical skills, and humanity of compassionate care to provide outstanding patient centered care.

 

Dr. Budhiraja received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and completed a pulmonary fellowship at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA followed by a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson and the Medical Director of the sleep laboratory at the Southern Arizona VA Hospital. His research interests include sleep in medical disorders, cardiovascular outcomes of sleep-disordered breathing and adherence to CPAP therapy. He is board certified in pulmonary, critical care and sleep.

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Tammer Y. El-Aini, MD graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2007. He subsequently completed a radiology residency at the University of Alabama followed by an internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. He is board certified in radiology, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

 

Dr. Gali is a graduate of the University of Michigan and completed an anesthesia residency and critical care fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She is board certified in both anesthesia and critical care and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Her special interests include liver transplantation and post-operative complications.

 

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Joshiah R. Gordon DO MSc, received his BS and MSc degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and his DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA in 2005. He subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Louisville and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 2011. He is currently an associate professor of medicine at Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO.  He sits as the director of the pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Parkview Medical Center. He holds other directorships through Parkview Medical Center and St Mary Corwin hospitals in Pueblo, CO. Dr. Gordon is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

 

Dr. Gotway received his MD degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1993 and completed a radiology residency and chest fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco in 1999. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and  the former Acting Chief of Radiology and Director of Thoracic Imaging at the San Francisco General Hospital as well as the former Director of the Radiology Residency Training Program at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently a Radiologist at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology.

 

Stephen Klotz graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1974 followed by an internship at SUNY Syracuse. Subsequently Dr. Klotz was in the Public Health Service serving as a staff physician for the Indian Health Service on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, Mescalero, NM. He subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He then joined the faculty at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA followed by the University of Kansas where he was associate chief of staff for research and development and AIDS Clinic director at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. He came to the University of Arizona in 2000 and led the University of Arizona Division of Infectious Diseases from 2008 to 2016. He is director of The Petersen Clinics at Banner – UMC Tucson, funded by a $1.5-million-a-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to the UA under the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which was rated No. 3 in the nation in 2015 by the University HealthSystem Consortium.  Dr. Klotz has published widely in infectious disease with over 100 publications. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

 

Dr. Knox received his MD degree from The Ohio State University and his pulmonary training at the University of Indiana. He held previous academic appointments at the University of Indiana and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System before joining the University of Arizona as chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He also holds The Murray and Clara Walker Memorial Endowed Research Chair in Emphysema and is a member of the Arizona Respiratory Center. Dr. Knox is known nationally for his clinical expertise in sarcoidosis, fungal diagnostics, immunologic lung disease, and bronchoalveolar lavage.

  

Dr. Mathew received his MD degree from the University of West Indies in Trinidad and completed a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Banner Good Samaritan/VA combined program in Phoenix in 2008. He currently is a assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He currently spends much of his professional activity practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine and teaching students, resident and pulmonary/critical care fellows. He is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine. 

 

Dr. Sarah Patel received her BS from the University of Arizona in Tucson and her MD from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten in 2012. She did her internal medicine residency at Banner University Medical Center South Campus, University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and a sleep fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Following completion of her fellowship she was a clinical assistant professor of medicine and the associate program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ. She is currently in private practice in Phoenix where she is clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Creighton University. She is board certified in internal medicine and sleep medicine.

 

Stuart Quan, MD is the Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Clinical Chief and Medical Director of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Quan graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed an internship and internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Arizona. Prior to moving to Boston, Dr. Quan was the long-time Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Quan was the founding editor of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and has published extensively especially in the area of sleep (including the SWJPCC). He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Welcome Dr. Quan!

 

Dr. Parthasarathy received his MD degree from the University of Madras, Chennai India and a fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. He has held academic positions at Loyola University and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System before joining the University of Arizona as Associate Professor of Medicine. He serves a 4-year term on the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board to the NIH, and serves as Chair of the Research Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His clinical interests include sleep-related breathing disorders and acute respiratory failure, and weaning from mechanical ventilation. His research interests include sleep intervention during acute lung injury (funded by NIH/NHLBI), the effect of positive airway pressure therapy for sleep-disordered breathing on mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations, adherence to CPAP therapy in patients with sleep-disordered breathing and sleep deprivation in murine models. He is board certified in sleep, pulmonary and critical care.

 

Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Iowa.  He is the Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine University of California San Francisco, Chief of Medicine UCSF Fresno, Vice-Chair of Medicine UCSF, and Associate Dean UCSF. He is the Chief of Medicine, UCSF. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care. His special interests include clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine and teaching.

 

Dr. Raschke received his MD degree from the Rush Medical College in 1986 and completed a critical care fellowship at the University of Arizona in 1998. He is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  He was the director of critical care medicine at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and director of the pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Good Samaritan/VA combined program until 2018. He currently is in private practice at Osborne Medical Center in Scottsdale. He has published over 20 peer reviewed manuscripts. He is board certified in critical care medicine and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Robbins received his MD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1976 and completed a pulmonary fellowship at the NIH in 1981. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Louisiana State University, the University of Arizona where and was Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Phoenix VA and director of the pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Good Samaritan/VA combined program until 2011.  He has published over 180 peer reviewed manuscripts. He is board certified in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Roehrs received his MD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1971 and completed a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Texas San Antonio in 1978. He is currently the director of sleep medicine research at the Phoenix VA and spends much of his professional time practicing sleep medicine and teaching pulmonary fellows. He is board certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Shetty received his medical degree from the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore University, India in 2001. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine was at Franklin Square Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shetty was an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences, Monroe, LA before coming to the University of Arizona Health Network in February 2013. He completed a Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson in 2015.His research interests include, sleep apnea and home sleep study testing and improving CPAP adherence through peer driven intervention. Dr. Shetty is board certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. 

 

Dr. Singarajah received his MD degree from the University of London, completed an internal medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of New Mexico. He is currently the chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the Phoenix VA. He is board certified in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Thomas received his MD degree from the University of Iowa and completed an internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. He practiced at the Phoenix VA and was named the American Thoracic Society Clinician of the Year in 2013. He retired in 2016. He is board certified in critical care,  pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Upson graduated from the Medical College of Wiscosin, completed an internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University, and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston. She is currently an associate professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico and an attending physician at the Albuquerque VA. Active in the American Thoracic Society, Dr. Upson is past Chair of the Council of Chapter Representatives. She is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary medicine. She is also chair of the Air Quality Board of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

 

Carolyn Welsh received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She subsequently did an internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado. She has stayed at the University of Colorado where she is currently Professor of Medicine. She has authored numerous papers and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. She is a member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a member of the board of directors of the American Thoracic Society.

 

Dr. Wesselius received his MD degree from the University of Kansas, completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona, and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Californial San Diego. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine and a practicing pulmonary physician at the Mayo Clinic Arizona as well as the director of pulmonary fellowship program. He has been recognized for his clinical acumen especially in interstitial lung disease and his teaching ability.

 

Brigham C. Willis, MD, MEd, completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA, graduated from UCSF School of Medicine, completed his residency at Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and finished his training in a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Child Health and a staff physician in the cardiac intensive care unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Phoenix, he served as Associate Fellowship Director for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Dr. Willis has also maintained a strong interest in medical education throughout his career, recently completing a Masters degree in Higher Education at Arizona State University. He was selected as a Master Educator by the Class of 2015, the highest teaching honor bestowed at the college. Dr. Willis is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine.