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Shawn Pua Eiko Nishi, MDThe Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine would like to welcome and congratulate Dr. Shawn Nishi as the new appointed Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Medicine fellowship program, effective July 1st 2016.

Dr. Nishi joined as an Assistant Professor and serve as an Associate Program Director since 2011. She directs the ultrasound course for the house-staff, bronchoscopy simulation for fellows, and is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee since its inception. Shawn has distinguished herself as a dedicated clinician and an educator. Additionally, she is well versed with the Quality Improvement; an important skill needed in the current healthcare environment and continue to pursue scholarly activity and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Nishi received her MD degree from UTMB in 2005 and completed both her Internal Medicine Residency, and Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine fellowship training at UTMB. In September 2014, Dr. Nishi was chosen as a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor and in July 2015 was chosen as a 2015 Super Doctor – Texas Rising Star. She is a member of UTMB's Academy of Master Teachers and is enrolled in the UTMB Physician Leadership Academy. She serves as the Director of Advanced Pulmonary Procedures

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Dr. Nishi for this well-deserved appointment and ensure your unwavering support to the betterment of the fellowship program.

Gurinder Pal SinghCongratulations to Dr Gurinder Singh (Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) for lead article in journal Chest on “Association of psychological disorders with 30-day readmission rates in patients with  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”. Please read the accompanying editorial and listen to the podcast.

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Congratulation to Tapas Hazra, Ph.D. and Partha Sarkar, Ph.D. on being awarded R01 NIH grant titled "Mechanism of DNA strand-break repair deficiency in Huntington's disease" in the amount of $2.3 million.

The Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine welcomes Special Guest Middleton Lecturer, Peter JM Openshaw MBBS, PhD Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and an Honorary Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the St Mary's Campus of the Imperial College NHS Trust. Dr. Openshaw presented "Viral inflammation and lung disease" on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Tapas Hazra!! His paper has been selected as Paper of the Week and illustration for the cover of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Hazra's cover illustration and paper will appear in the October 9, 2015 issue.

Assistant/Associate Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas, is seeking a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, physician scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate should have a MD degree or equivalent and a satisfactory completion of an Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship from an ACGME accredited program. Candidates must be eligible for Texas medical licensure and be board certified/eligible in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. The Division is interested in candidates with Master's degree in Health Services or Outcomes Research.

This position is 50% research and 50% clinical. Ideal candidates for this position should have demonstrated commitment to outcomes research through peer-reviewed publication and/or extramural funding. The Division has strong interest in outcomes research in COPD and has Joint Commission approved Advanced COPD program certification. Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

UTMB is located on Galveston Island just 60 miles south of Houston. The island enjoys natural beauty, abundant wild life and beaches.

Nominations and letters of intent, including curriculum vitae, can be submitted in confidence to the attention of:

Gulshan Sharma, MD,
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
5.140 John Sealy Annex, route 0561
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0561

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine welcomes Dr. Rizwana Sultana as our newest faculty member. Dr. Sultana obtained her medical degree from Hamdard College of Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her pediatric residency at Texas Tech Health Science Center, El Paso and sleep medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sultana's main focus is sleep disorders in pediatric and adult patients in addition to home sleep testing. She will see adult patients at two locations: UHC Galveston campus and Victory Lakes Town Center, League City. Pediatric patients will be seen at the Pediatric Specialty Center at Bay Colony, League City.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sultana to our Division and to UTMB Galveston.

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Administrative Office
Fax: 409.772.9532

Campus Location
John Sealy Annex
Room 5.140

Mailing Address
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0561

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH
Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH

Welcome to the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

We are committed to value based, patient-centered and outcomes-driven care. Our diverse clinical expertise will serve the needs of patients with acute and chronic lung conditions.

The Division has a longstanding tradition of training the next generation of pulmonary and critical care medicine physicians. We are proud of our alumni and current trainees.

Our current research focus is on improving care of critically ill patients, seamless transition of care for patients with chronic pulmonary diseases, asthma and lung cancer.

Please explore our website for additional information and faculty expertise. Contact us at pulm.critcare@utmb.edu if we can be of any assistance to you or your loved ones.

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