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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine






Faculty

Thomson C. Pancoast, MD

    Thomson Pancoast
  • Program Director
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Fellowship Education, Septic Shock, Respiratory Failure and Physiology, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitaion, Mechanical Ventilation, Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellowships: NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital , Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency: NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Mark R. Bowling, MD

    Mark Bowling
  • Associate Division Chief
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-3169
  • Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer; Asthma; Cough; Interventional Pulmonology; Dyspnea; COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellowships: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Donald Brescia, MD, FCCP

    Donald Brescia
  • Director, East Carolina Heart Institute Intesivists Program
    , Assistant Professor
  • Office phone: (252) 744-4650
  • Fax: (252) 744-4887
  • Clinical Interests: Lung Mechanics and Ventilator Management
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University; Pitt County Memorial Hospital [Pulmonary & Critical Care]
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina Medicine [Internal Medicine, Pediatrics]
  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Abid S. Butt, MD

    Abid Butt
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Office phone: (252) 744-4650
  • Fax: (252) 744-4887
  • Clinical Interests: Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY [Pulmonary & Critical Care]
  • Residency: Westchester Medical Center; New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: Quaid-a-Azam Medical College, Pakistan

Isham Huizar, MD

    Isham Huizar
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine,
    Director of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Interstitial lung disease, Sarcoidosis, Occupational Lung Disease
  • Fellowships: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO [Pulmonary & Critical Care]; University of Washington, Seattle, WA [Research]
  • Residency: St. Raphael, New Haven, CT [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: Universidad Anahuac, Mexico

Mark Jacob, MD

    Mark Jacob
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Obstructive lung disease and lung cancer
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary
  • Fellowships: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Residency: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Yash P. Kataria, MD

    Yash Kataria
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Sarcoidosis, Asthma, Pulmonary Infections, Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Fellowships: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH [Pulmonary]
  • Residency: Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: Glancy Medical College

Thomson C. Pancoast, MD

    Thomson Pancoast
  • Program Director
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Fellowship Education, Septic Shock, Respiratory Failure and Physiology, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilitaion, Mechanical Ventilation, Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellowships: NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital , Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency: NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Zia Rehman, MD, FCCP

    Zia Rehman
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Subacute Ventilator Failure, Neurocritical care, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Physiology
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Sleep Medicine; Critical Care; Neurocritical Care
  • Fellowships: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY [Pulmonary]; Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY [Critical Care]
  • Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Lahore Pakistan

Sunil Sharma, MD

    Sunil Sharma
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Sleep Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Sleep Medicine, Obesity Related Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Fellowships: University of Wisconsin [Pulmonary]; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI [Critical Care]
  • Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Robert Shaw, MD

    Robert Shaw
  • Associate Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-1600
  • Fax: (252) 744-1115
  • Clinical Interests: Lung Injury Following Cardiac Surgery, Sleep Breathing Disorders, COPD and Asthma
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine/Pulmonary
  • Fellowships: Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Residency: Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 

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  • Dr. Sergio ArceAssistant Professor

    PhD: Havana Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences and National Institute of Nephrology, Havana, Cuba
    MD: Havana Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences, Havana, Cuba

    Interests:
    B cell and plasma cell biology, immunological memory, mucosal immunology, vaccines and adjuvants, sarcoido

 

 

 

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  • Mary Jane Thomassen, PhDProfessor
     
    Director:
    Lung Cell Biology and Translational Research Program
    Adjunct Professor:
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology

    Interests:
    Pulmonary defense mechanisms, macrophage activation, surfactant, PAP, sarcoidosis, ARDS, asthma, and cytokine networks

 

 

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  • Barbara Barna,PhD,
    Associate Professor

  • Robert Dietrich, MDDr. Robert Dietrich
    Clinical Assistant
    Professor
    Physicians East









  • John Fogarty, MDDr. John Fogarty
    Clinical Assistant
    Professor
    Physicians East











  • Gabor Varju, MDDr. Gabor Varju














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  • Dr. David GreenDavid Green, MD
    (2009-2012)

    Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Centro America, Coast Rica, 1999
    Internal Medicine Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2001-2004











  • Islam-MdMd. Monirul Islam, MD
    (2009-2012)

    Medical School: Rajshahi Medical College, Bangladesh, 1997
    Internal Medicine Residency: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 2001-2004











  • Albustami-Omar-web_1Omar Mahmoud Albustami, MD
    (2009-2012)

    Medical School: University of Jordan, 1997
    Internal Medicine Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2002-2005











  • Chowdhary-Rasheel-web_1Rasheel Chowdhary, MD
    (2010-2013)

    Medical School: Frontier Medical College, Pakistan, 2002
    Internal Medicine Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2007-2010











  • Kassabo-Zuheir-web_1Zuheir Kassabo, MD
    (2010-2013)

    Medical School: University of Aleppo, Syria, 2000
    Internal Medicine Residency: Providence Hospital, Michigan, 2003-2006











  • Mehta-Hiren-web_1Hiren Mehta, MD
    (2010-2013)

    Medical School:
    Ross University, Dominica, 2006
    Medicine-Pediatrics Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, 2006-2010











  • Stephen John Gegick, MD
    (2011-2014)

    Medical School: Wake Forest University
    Internal Medicine Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, 2008-2011

  • Rahman-Khawaja-web_1Khawaja Yassir Rahman, MD
    (2011-2014)

    Medical School: King Edward Medical College, Pakistan
    Internal Medicine Residency: Marshall University, West Virginia
    Geriatrics Fellowship: University of Florida, Gainensville










  • Saadah-Khalid-web_1Khalid Saadah, MD
    (2011-2014)

    Medical School: University of Jordan
    Internal Medicine Residency: University of Buffalo School of Medicine








 

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