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Associate Professor in Texas A&M University, United States.


  The University of Texas at Dallas. Dallas, TX Masters of Science in Health Administration (2008).
  The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (1995).
  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine (2007).
  University of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL Residency in Internal Medicine (1993).
  Yale University, New Haven, CT Masters in Public Health (MPH) (1990).
  University Karachi–Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)(1988).


 Principal Investigator: Prevalence of sleep disturbances diagnosed in patients hospitalized with primary diagnosis of Acute Asthma or COPD exacerbation. IRB approved 4/2018.
  Principal Investigator: Chronicle Study: A longitudinal prospective observational study of the characteristics, treatment patterns and health outcomes of the individuals with severe asthma in the United States. IRB approved.
 Co-Investigator: Clinical Impact of data mining computer application. Submitted to IRB
  Co-Investigator: Measurement of inflammatory cytokines in adults with parapneumonic effusions. Approved by IRB .
  Investigator, Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness, a Multi-center and multi-national study. Approved by IRB.
  Co-Investigator: Evaluation on Inter-Rater Relaibility of the Ramsey Sedation Scale and its Utility in dosing of Sedatives in Critically ill patients. 11/2016.
  Co-Investigator: Cost-benefit analysis of systemic organ failure assessment versus systematic inflammatory response syndrome score to guide sepsis management in ICU: A Pharmacoeconomic study.
  Principal Site Investigator: Current state of endotracheal intubation among the critically ill and exploring risk factors for immediate complications of endotracheal intubation: A prospective, observational multi-center study (HEMAIR).
  Principal Investigator: Are primary care providers following the GOLD Guidelines. IRB approved. Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.
  Principal Investigator: HCZ113782: A clinical outcome study to compare the effect of Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol inhalation powder 100/25mcg with placebo on survival in subjects with moderate COPD and a history of or at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Study Ended (2012).
  Principle Investigator: Social media and health care. IRB approval CCMC 5/2015; renewal 5/2016.
  Principal Investigator: To access prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in hospitalized patients with atrial fibrillation. IRB Approved (2013-2014).
  Principal Investigator: Use of HDE IBV valve. IRB approved (2013).
  Principal Investigator: To assess the role of positional therapy as an alternate therapy to CPAP in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  Sub-Investigator: H-24117. Study sleepiness in nurses in Critical Care Setting and examine its Effects.
  Principal Investigator: To assess pharmaco-economic cost saving from using procalcitonin as a biological marker to tailor antibiotic therapy.
  Principal Investigator: To assess the role of positional therapy in decreasing the CPAP pressure requirement with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  Principal Investigator: Clinical Trial NVA237A2304. Assess role of long acting anticholinergic in COPD patients.
  Sub-investigator: Is Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus pneumonia epidemiology and sensitivity changing?
  Co-Investigator: Study sleepiness in nurses in critical care setting and examine its effects at Baylor College of Medicine.

Academic Awards and Activities

  Abstract, Role of stat chest x-ray in uncomplicated intubation. Selected for best practice presentation in ATS meeting 5/2018 in San Diego, California.
  Cover Page & Article, MD Monthly, February 2018.
  Presidential Citation Award, NAACP, 1/2018-Corpus Christi.
  Two abstract (on religion and Gay treatment) were selected for the media presentation in CHEST meeting, Toronto 10/2017.
  Two Abstract in SCCM 2017 meeting for research snapshot award.
  2015 SARP symposium Award winning project “Social Media Usage Among Health Care Workers”
  Remi Platinum Award in International Film Festival for movie “Tobacco: How it Kills”
  Received Caller Times Health Care Hero Award for Coastal Bend Region 4/2013.
  Remi Silver Award for Movie “I Care 4 U” in Worldfest Film Festival in Houston 4/2013.
  Remi Silver Award for Video Song “Addicted” in Worldfest Film Festival in Houston 4/20/13.
  Remi Gold Award for Movie KNIGHTS-for screen play (produced by Ifilms & It’s Your Life Foundation).
  Awarded 3rd place, best poster award in PMA meeting, Karachi Pakistan 12/2009.
  Commitment to Lifelong Learning Award, The American College of Chest Physicians 2007.
  Awarded Specialty Teaching Faculty of the Year 2008-2009. Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital Residency programs. 2008-2009.
  Awarded 3rd place, best poster award in PMA meeting, Karachi Pakistan 12/2009.
  Awarded Specialty Teaching Faculty of the year 2009-2010. Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital Residency programs.
  Mayoral Certificate of Commendation on behalf of the City of Corpus Christi, Aug 4, 2007.
  Rotary Club of Corpus Christi, Certificate of Appreciation, Apr 12, 2007.
  Humanitarian Recognition Award, Chest Foundation 2006.
  Gold Medal in School for academic achievement (Valedictorian) 1978, St Lawrence’s School, Karachi Pakistan
  Selected in American College of Chest Physicians 4th Private Practice Leadership Award (selects 20 physicians from all over the country). 10/2004
  Texas MD. April 2016. Mention of Salim Surani & iConquer receiving TMA Foundation award.

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Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Medicine etc.

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