Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Director, Airways Clinical Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Member, Vice Chair of Research Group
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
May 2017 - Now
Director, Asthma and COPD Clinic
Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, Texas
Deputy Editor
Respiratory Medicine
Associate Editor, Editor (Asthma Section)
Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Editorial Board
Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Editorial Board
Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
Member, Board of Trustees
CHEST Foundation


MSc from Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Investigations
Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Residency at University Of Toronto
Pulmonary Medicine
Residency at University Of Toronto
Internal Medicine
Residency at University of Jordan
Internal Medicine
Internship at University of Jordan
MBBS from University of Jordan


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

Honors & Awards

Fellow of European Respiratory Society (FERS)
The Fellow of ERS award recognises excellence in contributions to research, education and clinical leadership in respiratory medicine from amongst the ERS membership. The award brings together members who have excelled in their field to form an elite advisory board that will be called upon by the society on various matters in future years. It also provides recognition to those leaders in the field by entitling all selected fellows to use the designation 'FERS' after their name.
Thomas Petty, MD, Master ACCP Memorial Lectureship in COPD
The Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP, Memorial Lecture has been established to honor an American College of Chest Physicians Master Fellow (FCCP) known for advancing the understanding of COPD pathogenesis and/or treatment and for exceptional mentoring and clinical instruction skills.
Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
Best Doctors in America
Donald Robert McCaffree Humanitarian Award
Career Investigator Award (K23),
Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation
Attending of the Year Award, Pulmonary Section
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Medicine
Member, Academy of Distinguished Educators
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America
Dupont Pharmaceuticals / American College of Chest Physicians - Junior Investigator Award
The Toronto Hospital, Department of Medicine, Resident's Research Award
1993, 1994
University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Research Award

Professional Interests

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Airway Pharmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Precision Therapy
  • Biomarkers
  • Bronchodilators

Professional Statement

I am a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician with expertise in airway diseases including asthma and COPD. I oversee the Airways Clinical Research Center at Baylor which includes a large research team of co-investigators and coordinators. Our team is involved in single-center and multi-center collaborative clinical trials. Our funding includes the American Lung Association, the NIH as well as industry. My research is primarily focused on airway pharmacology and is based on translating findings from lab to the clinic with the hope to develop new treatments. In addition to my research activities, I am the Director of the Asthma and COPD Clinic at the Smith Clinic/ Ben Taub Hospital.

My ultimate goal is to improve the outcome of patients with asthma and COPD not only by providing state of the art evidence-based care, but by developing and testing new interventions to eliminate burden of these diseases.

Selected Publications


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American College of Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians
European Respiratory Society