Dr. Juzar Ali, Professor of Medicine at LSU is an academic clinician / clinical educator and healthcare administrator within the section of Pulmonary Critical care section at LSUHSC New Orleans. He has worked nationally and internationally in the field of tuberculosis, and at the LSU Health Sciences Center has developed programs that contribute to the education of medical students, allied health professionals, and the community. His clinical, academic and research interest include the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial disease and related co-morbidities in pulmonary medicine. He has participated in various multicenter studies and trials of tuberculosis and Non-TB Mycobacteria and has co-authored a textbook, Pulmonary Pathophysiology, a symptom-based clinical and pathophysiologic review of lung diseases. He has also developed a Chest Radiology PRE-TEST series for medical students and residents. Dr. Ali is a recipient of numerous teaching awards over the last two decades. He was recently recognized as a member of the Best Doctors in America and at a national level was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant and Alumni award and Fulbright Senior Scholar Award twice with academic tenures in Turkey and India. He has also been a Visiting Faculty to Vietnam under the US-Vietnam Education Fund Program. Currently his focus is on developing a Mycobacterial Diseases Mentoring and Training program in the section and creating mycobacterial diseases clinical and basic science registry and data base in collaboration with other departments at LSUHSC.
His clinical, academic and research interest include the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial disease and related co-morbidities in pulmonary medicine.
Dr. Aladin M. Boriek is a tenured Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University. He received a master degree from University of Michigan in 1984 and a PhD degree from Rice University in 1990. In 1994, he completed his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in the area of respiratory mechanics under the mentorship of Dr. Rodarte. He has been a regular member of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research Study Section. He has active NIH and NSF grant funding. He has served on other NIH study sections including The Respiratory and Applied Physiology, The Skeletal Muscle Biology and Exercise Physiology, and The Bioengineering and Physiology. He also served as an external reviewer for the Surgery Review Board of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Lung Association/Canadian Thoracic Society, the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. He has also served on numerous review panels for the National Science Foundation. He served as a member of the editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology and is currently a member of the editorial board of multiple journals including the American Journal of Physiology. He has published nearly eighty papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of respiratory muscle mechanics, mechanical signal transduction, muscular dystrophy, aging, obesity and chronic obstructive disease.
Chest wall mechanics, Mechano-transduction, Muscle weakness, COPD, aging and obesity.
Abhi Pandhi, MD is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), where he finished his post-graduate training in Neurology and currently pursuing Neurocriticalcare fellowship as well. He is also appointed as an instructor in the department of Neurology at UTHSC. UTHSC has been at the leading edge of providing sound care, especially for acute neurological disorders.
He has received his prior medical school training from Government Medical College, Amritsar, India.
In his current practice, he is able to provide care for patients with neurological disorders, including stroke, massive brain hemorrhages, head trauma, multiple sclerosis, headache, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuroinfectious diseases with a special focus on the critical care management of patients with neurological disorders.
He has and continues to contribute significantly to academic research in the field and has authored over 17 pubmed indexed publications, multiple book chapters and over 40 conference presentations.
Currently he holds board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.