Faculty

Brief Bio

Ken Knox, MD

Kenneth Knox, MD

Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Career Development, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Ohio State University
Residency: Ohio State University
Fellowship: Indiana University
Areas of Interest: Bronchoalveolar lavage as a clinical and research tool, mucosal immunity and the microbiome, the role of HIV and chronic viral infections in aging, endemic fungal diseases and diagnostics, sarcoidosis and immunological lung diseases, fellowship training quality, faculty life and career progression

Raed Alalawi, MD​
Raed Alalawi, MD​
Program Director

Medical School: Sultan Qaboos University – Oman
Residency: Mt Sinai (Englewood NJ) Program
Fellowship: University of Southern California
Areas of Interest: Interventional pulmonology, diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, large airway disease, disease of the pleura and medical education

Roxanne Garcia-Orr, MD

Roxanne Garcia Orr, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical School: UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Fellowship: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary and critical care medicine

Clement Singarajah, MBBS

Clement Singarajah, MBBS
Associate Program Director

Medical School: Imperial College
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix
Fellowship: University of New Mexico
Area of Interest: Pulmonary and critical care medicine

Nafis Shamsid-Deen
Nafis Shamsid-Deen
Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Director for Diversity

Medical School: UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Internal Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary vascular disease, diversity, equity and inclusion, health care equity

Sally Suliman, MD
Sally Suliman, MD
Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical School: St. Matthews University
Residency: Internal Medicine, York Hospital
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Louisville
Areas of Interest: Interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, sepsis, ARDs, ICU outcomes, clinical and translational research

Esa Rayyan, DO
Esa Rayyan, DO

Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern
Residency: Internal Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Suresh Uppalapu, MD

Suresh Uppalapu, MD

Medical School: Guntur Medical College
Residency: Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine
Fellowship: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and VA Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Mechanical ventilation, severe ARDS, ECMO , mechanical circulatory support, asthma , HLH and pulmonary arterial hypertension

Ramachandra R. Sista, MD

Ramachandra R. Sista, MD

Medical School: Guntur Medical College
Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Lung and heart-lung transplantation, pulmonary vascular disorders, critical care medicine

Tonya Whiting, DO

Medical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix VA
Fellowship: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix VA

Jennifer O'Hea, MD

Jennifer O'Hea, MD

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Fellowship: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Critical care, heat stroke, ACLS team management, peer review and physician-nursing relationships.


Digjivay Singh, MD

Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Ross University – Dominica
Residency: St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital/NEOMED

 

Gregory Chu, MD

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Phoenix VA
Fellowship: Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix VA

Zahid Saeed, MD
Zahid Saeed, MD

Medical School: St. Georges University – Grenada
Residency: Maricopa Integrated Health System

Abdul Khan, MD
Abdul Khan, MD

Medical School: Ziauddin Medical College – Pakistan
Residency: Presence St. Joseph Hospital

Walter Migotto, MD

Walter Migotto, MD

Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital

Nadia A. Hasaneen, MD, PhD, FCCP
Nadia A. Hasaneen, MD, PhD, FCCP

Medical School: Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
PhD: Jointly from Stony Brook Medicine and Mansoura university, Egypt
Residency: Stony Brook Medicine, New York
Fellowships: Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, New York
Areas of Interest: Long standing research interest in the role of obstructive sleep apnea in the development of lung fibrosis, interaction of sleep apnea with cardiopulmonary diseases like asthma, COPD and CHF, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and home mechanical ventilation, fellowship research education, national work with the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society

Jasminder Mand, MBCHB

Jasminder Mand, MBCHB
Core Faculty Physician

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School of Dublin
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix
Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary and critical care medicine

Manoj Mathew, MD

Manoj Mathew, MD

Medical School: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Residency: Banner Good Samaritan and Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Fellowship: Banner Good Samaritan and Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Areas of Interest: Asthma, pleural disorders, mediastinal disorders, endobronchial ultrasound, tunneled pleural catheters and critical care

Beth Batchelor, MD

Beth Batchelor, MD
Faculty

 

Stephanie Iusim, MD, MPH
Stephanie Iusim, MD, MPH

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical School
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital
Areas of Interest: Interstitial lung diseases — including IPF, CTD-ILD, cystic lung disease, as well as non-CF bronchiectasis, COPD, asthma, pulmonary nodules — and fellow education

Lisa Jarnagin, MD
Lisa Jarnagin, MD

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Residency: Internal Medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary and critical care medicine, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, medical education