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Faculty

Dana Savici
Dana Savici, MD
Division Chief
Robert Lennox
Robert Lenox, MD
Professor Emeritus

Ioana G Amzuta, MD
Ioana G Amzuta, MD
315 464-5804

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Central Military Hospital, 1999, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • MD/PhD: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 1996
  • BA: Nicolai Balcescu College, 1986

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Sleep Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; more

Research Interests

  • Sleep Disorder Breathing and Diastolic Dysfunction

Education Interests

  • Pulmonary Physiology

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Medicine

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Kumar Ashutosh, MD
Kumar Ashutosh, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1974
  • Residency: Wilson Memorial Hospital, 1972
  • MD: Bihar University, Bihar, India, 1965
  • MBBS: Darbhanga Medical College, Bihar, India, 1962

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Acute Bronchitis; Asbestos Exposure; Asthma; Blood Clots; more

Kimberly A Cerasani, NP
Kimberly A Cerasani, NP
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • FNP-C: Upstate University Hospital, 2020

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Pulmonary Diseases; Pulmonary Disorders; Sleep Disorders; Pulmonary Function Testing

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Andrew Chu, MD
Andrew Chu, MD
315 464-5540

Mitra Ghasemi, MD
Mitra Ghasemi, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, 2007, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Asthma; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); Interstitial Lung Disease; more

Education Interests

  • Promoting critical thinking and how to avoid cognitive biases in practicing medicine.

Clinical Interests

  • Interstitial Lung disease

    Dyspnea

    Sepsis

     

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

Markus Gutsche, MD
Markus Gutsche, MD
315 464-5540

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital, 2012, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009, Internal Medicine
  • MD/PhD: Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Internal Medicine; Interstitial Lung Disease; Pulmonary Disorders; Sarcoidosis

Clinical Interests

  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Associations/Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians (UK)

Sumendra Joshi, MBBS
Sumendra Joshi, MBBS
315 464-3835

Pratibha Kaul, MD
Pratibha Kaul, MD
315 464-5540

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1994, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Residency: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, 1991, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Kingsboro Psychiatric Center, 1988
  • MD: Gov't Medical College, Kashmir University, India, 1985

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Sleep Medicine; Critical Care Medicine

Robert Lenox, MD
Robert Lenox, MD
315 464-5540

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Robert Packer Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1981, Pulmonary Diseases
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1976

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Internal Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asbestos Exposure; Asthma; more

Research Interests

  • Tuberculosis

Education Interests

  • Tuberculosis

Clinical Interests

  • Tuberculosis

Associations/Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • New York State Thoracic Society

Dragos N Manta, MD
Dragos N Manta, MD
315 492-5804

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Stony Brook, 2009, Sleep Medicine
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Residency: Case Western Reserve University, 2001, Internal Medicine
  • Internship: Carol Davila University of Medicine, 1998, Internal Medicine and General Surgery
  • MD: Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania, 1997

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine; Asthma; Chronic Bronchitis; more

Research Interests

  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Sleep Deprivation During Medical Training

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Medicine (Sleep Apnea, Insomia, Parasomnias), Lung Cancer, Smoking-Related Lung Disease

Associations/Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Carlos D Martinez-Balzano, MD
Carlos D Martinez-Balzano, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2016, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 2007

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine

Associations/Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Massachsetts Medical Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

Manju P Paul, MD
Manju P Paul, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 2013, Interventional Pulmonology
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2012, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009, Internal Medicine
  • MD: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University, India, 2005

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Critical Care Medicine; Interventional Pulmonology; Pulmonary Diseases; Internal Medicine

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy, Pleural Diseases

Education Interests

  • Lung Cancer, Complex Airway Disorders, Malignant Pleural Effusion, Asthma

Clinical Interests

  • Linear and radial endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy, Endobronchial cryosurgery and electrosurgery, Airway stents, Bronchial thermoplasty, Endobronchial laser resection, Rigid bronchoscopy, Balloon bronchoplasty, Medical thoracoscopy, Placement of chest tubes and PleurX catheters, Percutaneous tracheotomy tube placement

Associations/Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

Kartik Ramakrishna, MD
Kartik Ramakrishna, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania, 2018, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Critical Illnesses and Injuries; Pulmonary Disorders; Pulmonary Hypertension; more

Research Interests

  • Sepsis

    Outcomes in critical care

    Pulmonary Hypertension

    CPET

Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary hypertension

    Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

    ECMO

    Pulmonary rheumatologic disease

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Birendra P Sah, MD, FCCP
Birendra P Sah, MD, FCCP
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • MD: B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan, Nepal, 2001

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Asthma; Bronchiectasis; more

Research Interests

  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary artery Hypertension

Clinical Interests

  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Artery Hypertension

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Dana Savici, MD
Dana Savici, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: St. Louis University Hospital, 1990
  • MD: University of Timisoara School of Medicine, Romania, 1978

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Pulmonary Diseases; Internal Medicine; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Critical Care Medicine; Acute Bronchitis; Acute Kidney Failure; more

Research Interests

  • Respiratory Bronchiolitis-The Diagnostic Significance of Pigmented Macrophages in the Bronchoalveolar Lavage


James F Sexton, MD
James F Sexton, MD
315 492-5804

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Medical College of Ohio Hospital
  • Fellowship: MetroHealth Medical Center, 1998
  • MHS: Case Western Reserve University, 1998
  • MD: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider; Acute Bronchitis; Asbestos Exposure; more

Research Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

Ahmed Shawkat, MD
Ahmed Shawkat, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2016, Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Residency: Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA, 2011, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Tripoli, Libya, 2006

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Asthma; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); Interstitial Lung Disease; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Girish Trikha, MD
Girish Trikha, MD
315 464-3835

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2007, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2004, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • New York State Thoracic Society
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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