Positions

Professor
Medicine-Pulmonary
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Frances K. Friedman & Oscar Friedman, M.D. '36 Endowed Professorship for Pulmonary Disorders
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Section
Ben Taub Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine

Education

Fellowship at Hospitals Of The University Of Pittsburgh Health Center
Critical Care
Fellowship at Georgetown University Affiliate Hospitals
Pulmonary Medicine
Residency at District of Columbia General Hospital
Internal Medicine
MD from Osmania University

Certifications

Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep
ABIM

Honors & Awards

Master Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
Highest honor of this professional organization.
Oscar Friedman Endowed Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Master Clinician lifetime achievement award
Given to 9 faculty members at the Baylor College of Medicine for their lifetime contributions to patient care, teaching and mentoring.
Recipient of the "Pravasi Bharatiya Samman" Award
Highest award given to a Non Resident Indian by the President of India on distinguished members of the Indian Diaspora to” honor exceptional and meritorious contribution in their chosen field/profession and enhancing the image of India” – A gold medal and a citation
Governing Council of the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences
Srikala and Krishnana Medicine Chair Oration
Dr. Warrier Memorial Oration
American College of Chest Physicians College Medalist Award
Given to meritorious work in furthering scope of Chest Medicine.
Senior Fullbright Research/Teaching Scholar
Speaker at TEDx Sugarland "Against All Odds"
President
Professor Raman Viswanathan Oration
Achievement Award
Featured on cover of the Respiratory Care Magazine
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presidential Award of Excellence
Master of the American College of Physicians
Fetzer Institute
One of 10 awardees invited to participate in a retreat organized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
"My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists" - Personal Profile Featured
Recipient of the Parker J Palmer - "Courage to Teach" Award
For exceptional contributions to teaching. One of 10 program directors to receive this prestigious award. There are over 8,000 training programs in the USA.
Recipient of the "Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care"
Personal Profile Featured in the Book "Spices in the Melting Pot"
The book is about 20 exceptional South Asian immigrant women.
Recipient of the 2004 "World Lung Health Award"
Given to individuals with recognized contributions in the area of basic or clinical research, delivery of health care, continuing education, or care of patients with lung disease.
"International Brotherhood Award"
Recipient of the 2004 Barbara and Corbin J. Robinson, Jr. Presidential Award for "Teaching Excellence"
Given to four faculty members Baylor wide for overall academic excellence, leadership and teaching $10,000 and a plaque.
Recipient of the 2004 Fullbright and Jaworski Academic Excellence Award for "Teaching and Evaluation"
Recipient of the 2004 Fullbright and Jaworski Academic Excellence Award for "Enduring Materials"
Recipient of the 2004 Fullbright and Jaworski Academic Excellence Award for "Educational Leadership"
Department of Medicine Chairman's Award for "Excellence in Education"
Given to top 10% of the faculty in the department.
"Most Distinguished Physician"
"Presidential Citation" for Distinguished Services to the Organization
"Most Distinguished Alumnus"
Temporary Consultant
Asked to evaluate the critical care services and educational needs of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Led a team of three experts to assess and assist in this task.
"Honorary Life Member"
For the vision and the many educational contributions to the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.
President
Represents the professional interest of 45,000 physicians of Indian origin who practice in the US.
"Governors Community Service Award"
For community service project" SHARE-INDIA"
"Honorary Life Member"
Recognition of the many contributions to the mission of TSRC for a decade.
"Most Outstanding South Asian Female Professional of the Year" Award
"Award of Excellence in Medicine"
For significant contribution to professional and community organizations in the US and India.
"Distinguished Physician Award"
"Outstanding Asian Woman Award"
"Award of Excellence"
To recognize "talent, experience and expertise" in pulmonary medicine.
"Humanitarian Award"
For organizing and conducting a bilingual asthma support group for inner-city indigent patients.
Awarded Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)
Awarded Fellow of College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
Awarded Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
"Gold Medal"
For ranking first in the University in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
"Teddington Chemical Factory Gold Medal"
For ranking first in the University in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
"Indian Council of Medical Research Gold Medal"
For ranking first in the University Physiology/Biochemistry.
Featured in "Eenadu" daily newspaper in India
Featured in "Andhra Jyoti" daily newspaper in India
Featured in "Vaartha" daily newspaper in India
Featured in "House Calls" Magazine
A leisure magazine for physicians in India
Featured in full length article "A Woman of Substance" in "House Calls" Magazine
Personal profile featured in "Femina" International Magazine
Featured in the "Washington Post" (July 13, page A10)
One of the four immigrants featured in lead article "The Melting Pot-By the Sweat of Their Eyebrows"
Featured in "Holding Half the Sky"
A feature on successful women in "Little India" magazine, pages 28-36.
Featured in the August issue of "India Today" International News Magazine
Personal profile featured in "Zarposh" Magazine, pages 38-43
Featured personal profile in "Medicine Woman" in "Asian Woman" magazine

Professional Interests

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), severe asthma, sepsis, and physician/patient education

Selected Publications