Healthcare: Respiratory & Lung Care (Pulmonology)

Meet Our Team: Post COVID Care Clinic

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Depending on your symptoms and disease, your pulmonologist may refer you to one of our team members. Below is a list of our comprehensive multidisciplinary team. 

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Pulmonary

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Baylor Medicine Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine has been closely involved in the care of those affected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Our providers have been and continue to be at the front line caring for patients, seeking knowledge, and leading research on therapies.

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First Name
Dipaben
Middle Name
Dhananjay
Last Name
Modi
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Fidaa
Last Name
Shaib
Honorific Title
M.D.
Associate Professor
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Sleep and Behavioral Sleep

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep has been profound due to the increased stress and changes in behaviors and daily routines. This has resulted in a significant impact on the ability to go to sleep, stay asleep, and keep a sleep routine and sleep-wake schedule. Post-COVID patients will also report increased daytime sleepiness and fatigue. The Baylor Medicine Sleep Center providers offer services to help patients reestablish healthy sleep habits, treat pre-existing sleep disorders, and manage new sleep disorders including insomnia and circadian disruptions. Our providers have expertise in several therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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First Name
Sara
Last Name
Nowakowski
Honorific Title
PhD, CBSM, DBSM
Associate Professor
First Name
Fidaa
Last Name
Shaib
Honorific Title
M.D.
Associate Professor
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Allergy and Immunologists

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Allergists-immunologists at Baylor Medicine are dedicated to alleviating any long-term allergy-like symptoms you may experience from COVID-19.

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First Name
Sanjiv
Last Name
Sur
Honorific Title
M.D.
Director and Professor, Allergy and Immunology
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Cardiology

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 Patients with cardiovascular risk factors and underlying cardiac conditions are at increased risk for adverse cardiac outcomes with COVID-19 infection. In addition, Coronavirus can have a variety of immediate and delayed cardiac manifestations including acute myopericarditis, acute coronary syndrome, congestive heart failure, hemodynamic instability, and cardiac arrhythmias. The putative mechanisms of cardiac untoward effects include direct cellular injury, pro-inflammatory cytokine storm, microvascular injury, and stress-related cardiomyopathy. Our team will provide the expertise to evaluate for cardiovascular dysfunction, promote control of risk factors, and manage cardiovascular disease in these patients as part of the Post COVID Care Clinic.
 

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First Name
Ihab
Middle Name
Rafic
Last Name
Hamzeh
Honorific Title
M.D., F.A.C.C.
Associate Professor
First Name
Ajith
Middle Name
P.
Last Name
Nair
Honorific Title
MD, FACC, FAHA
Assistant Professor
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Endocrinology

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Patients who experience Post COVID diabetes may be seen by our endocrinologist.

People
First Name
Ruchi
Last Name
Gaba
Honorific Title
M.D
Assistant Professor
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Gastroenterology

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Over 50% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 report at least one gastrointestinal symptom and some patients' primary symptoms are gastrointestinal in nature. Many gastrointestinal symptoms persist beyond the initial COVID-19 infection.

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First Name
Hashem
Middle Name
B.
Last Name
El-Serag
Honorific Title
M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
First Name
Jordan
Middle Name
Michael
Last Name
Shapiro
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology
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Geriatrics

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Geriatrics and palliative medicine specialists offer a variety of healthcare services for older patients.

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First Name
Clifford
Middle Name
C
Last Name
Dacso
Honorific Title
M.D.
Professor
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Hospitalist

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Our hospitalists are dedicated inpatient physicians who provide direct inpatient care. They are committed to providing the highest quality of service, with the patient at the focus of there are.

People
First Name
Umar
Last Name
Waheed
Honorific Title
M.D.
Executive Regional Medical Director
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iCAMP (Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance)

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Baylor’s iCAMP team offers a series of lower extremity game-based exercise programs that are designed to improve cognitive function.

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First Name
Bijan
Last Name
Najafi
Honorific Title
Ph.D., MSc.
Professor of Surgery
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Infectious Diseases

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Baylor Medicine Infectious Disease specialists have been very involved in learning more about COVID-19, as well as the treatment and long-term effects.

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Yuriko
Last Name
Fukuta
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Ahmed
Middle Name
Mufeed
Last Name
Hamdi
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
M. Rizwan
Last Name
Sohail
Honorific Title
MD, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
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Lung Transplant

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Lung transplantation has been successfully performed in carefully selected patients who develop irreversible lung damage due to COVID-19. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of the few centers worldwide offering lung transplantation for COVID-19.

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First Name
Puneet
Middle Name
Singh
Last Name
Garcha
Honorific Title
M.D.
Associate Professor
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Nephrology

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Kidney involvement in patients with COVID-19 is common, which may range from minor to severe acute kidney injury. Baylor Nephrology will provide extraordinary care to patients with kidney disease or electrolytes disturbance resulted from COVID-19 infection.

People
First Name
Jingyin
Last Name
Yan
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Neurology

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Patients who experience COVID-19 infections may be at risk for neurological symptoms including cognitive changes.  The Baylor Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center provides comprehensive cognitive evaluation and support for individuals experiencing cognitive and memory symptoms after a coronavirus infection.

People
First Name
George
Middle Name
Joseph
Last Name
Hutton
Honorific Title
M.D.
Professor
First Name
Melissa
Middle Name
Michelle
Last Name
Yu
Honorific Title
M.D., FAAN
Associate Professor
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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The PM&R Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology Clinic provides services to facilitate adjustment to neurological disability and full participation in life roles.

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First Name
Allison
Middle Name
N
Last Name
Clark
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Mary
Middle Name
R.
Last Name
Newsome
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Paily
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Angelle
Last Name
Sander
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
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Psychiatry and Psychology

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Patients who have had COVID-19 may experience mental health issues. Psychiatry and behavioral health experts at Baylor Medicine provide compassionate, safe, and effective care of individuals with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.

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First Name
Jeffrey
Middle Name
Steven
Last Name
Khan
Honorific Title
M.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Jose
Middle Name
Antonio
Last Name
Ribas Roca
Assistant Professor
First Name
Eric
Middle Name
Alan
Last Name
Storch
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
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Radiology

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Baylor Medicine Radiology assesses pulmonary sequelae of COVID-related pneumonia, as Chest Computed Tomography (CT) plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and follow-up. High-Resolution CT can assess lung opacification, consolidation, reticulation, and development of lung fibrotic-like changes after having COVID-19.

People
First Name
Veronica
Middle Name
V
Last Name
Lenge De Rosen
Honorific Title
M.D.
Associate Professor
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Rheumatology

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Our rheumatology experts provide world-class diagnosis and treatment of medical problems affecting the joins and connective tissue, impacted by COVID-19.

People
First Name
Sandeep
Middle Name
Krishna
Last Name
Agarwal
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Section Chief