Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Faculty

Daniel Bechard, MDDaniel Bechard, MD (VA)
Medical Director, VISN 6 ICU Quality Improvement Program, VA
daniel.bechard@med.va.gov



Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows at the McGuire VAMC in the Medical ICU, on the pulmonary consult service, and in the outpatient clinic.
Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Residency Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Chief Resident Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Seth Brant, MDSeth Brant, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
seth.brant@va.gov



Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows at the McGuire VAMC in the Medical ICU, on the pulmonary consult service, and in the ambulatory clinic.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Lisa K. Brath, MDLisa K. Brath, MD
Professor of Medicine
Interim Division Chair of Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
lisa.brath@vcuhealth.org

Role in Program Program Director
Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Residency Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Nauman A. Chaudary, MBBSNauman A. Chaudary, MBBS
Associate Professor of Medicine
nauman.chaudary@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows primarily in the MRICU and on consults at MCV/VS.
Medical School Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Residency Internal Medicine at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Ruby Memorial Hospital, West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

 

Orlando Debesa, DOOrlando Debesa, DO
Assistant Professor
orlando.debesa@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows, primarily in the cardiac surgery ICU.
Medical School Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Residency Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Frankford University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship Critical Care at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, and Cardiothoracic Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD

 

Marjolein de Wit, MDMarjolein de Wit, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
marjolein.dewit@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows primarily in the MRICU. She is also a regular participant and lecturer at educational conferences and an invaluable mentor for fellows’ research and scholarly projects
Medical School Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Residency Internal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA; Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Alpha A. Fowler, M.D.Alpha A. Fowler, M.D.
Director of VCU Johnson Center for Critical Care and Pulmonary Research
alpha.fowler@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Chair of the Pulmonary Critical Care Division. Supervises and teaches fellows in the MRICU, the pulmonary consult service and the ambulatory clinics. He is a regular participant and lecturer at our educational conferences and serves as a research mentor.
Medical School Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Chief resident, Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

 

Orlando Debesa, DOFrederick L. Glauser, MD (VA)
Professor of Medicine
frederick.glauser@med.va.gov



Role in Program Serves as the program’s site director at the VA hospital. He attends in the medial ICU, on pulmonary consult service and in the ambulatory clinic.
Medical School Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Internal Medicine at Milwaukee County Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease at Veterans Administration Hospital, University of Oregon, Portland, OR, and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

 

Daniel C. Grinnan, M.D.Daniel C. Grinnan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
daniel.grinnan@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Attends in the MRICU, the pulmonary consult service, and the outpatient clinic, including the PH clinic. He is on our selection committee. He is also a research mentor.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Catherine E. Grossman, M.D.Catherine E. Grossman, MD
Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine
catherine.grossman@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Serves as Associate Fellowship Program Director. Attends ICU, Consults, and clinic. Responsible for EBM/Journal Club curriculum. Assists in all areas of program administration and educational activities.
Medical School Jefferson medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PH
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Catherine E. Grossman, M.D.Thomas Iden, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
thomas.iden@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows in the MRICU, pulmonary consult service, and in ambulatory clinics at MCV/VCUHS.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA;
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Rajiv Malhotra, DORajiv Malhotra, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
rajiv.malhotra@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Attends in the MRICU, the Cardiac Surgery ICU, and the IP and Pulmonary Consult services. He is a regular participant in our educational conferences and helps with our simulation conferences.
Medical School TOURO University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vellejo, CA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and Interventional Pulmonary at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Kristin B. Miller, MDKristin B. Miller, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
kristin.miller@vcuhealth.org


Role in Program Attending in MRICU, Neuroscience Intensive Cre Unit, inpatient pulmonary medicine consultation service, ambulatory clinic.
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Leonard C. Moses, MDLeonard C. Moses, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head; Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, VA McGuire
leonard.moses@med.va.gov

Role in Program Attends VA Medical Center Medical ICU, pulmonary consult service, and clinic
Medical School Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Sammy Pedram, M.D.Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD
Professor of Medicine
patrick.nana-sinkam@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Chair of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division. Supervises and teaches fellows across multiple rotations
Medical School Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Residency University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Chief Resident - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

 

Sammy Pedram, M.D.Sammy Pedram, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
sammy.pedram@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Attends in MRICU, Cardiac Surgery ICU, pulmonary consult service and ambulatory clinic. Selection committee member, and helps coordinate ultrasound training.
Medical School Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Curtis N. Sessler, MDCurtis N. Sessler, MD
Orhan Muren Distinguished Professor of Medicine
curtis.sessler@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Attends in MRICU, Coordinates all critical care activities. Selection committee, education committee, regular participant, lecturer and mentor for educational and scholarly requirements.
Medical School University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

R. Wesley Shepherd, MDR. Wesley Shepherd, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
ray.shepherd@vcuhealth.org



Role in Program Attends MRICU, pulmonary and IP consult services, head of IP program.
Medical School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and Interventional Pulmonary at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

 

Samira Shojaee, MDSamira Shojaee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program
samira.shojaee@vcuhealth.org

Role in Program Attends in the MRICU, the Cardiac Surgery ICU, and the interventional pulmonary and pulmonary consult services at MCV/VCUHS
Medical School Univerzita Komenskeho, Lekarska Fak, Bratislava, Slovakia
Residency Internal Medicine at Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH and Interventional Pulmonology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Aamer Syed, MDAamer Syed, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
aamer.syed@vcuhealth.org

Role in Program Supervises and teaches fellows in the MRICU, pulmonary consult service, and in ambulatory clinics at MCV/VCUHS
Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA