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Research

All our faculty are involved in clinical research in their special areas of interest. A pooled bibliography in excess of 150 publications support our division’s research interests.

Dr. G. Umberto Meduri leads a VA funded multi-center study evaluating the role of corticosteroids in patients with pneumonia admitted to the ICU. Drs. Kadaria and Sodhi lead multiple research projects primarily at Methodist University Hospital. Dr. Muddassir has active grant from CF foundation.

Dr Kadaria leads the GME Research Division. The GME Research Division offers yearlong research certification program. Fellows are highly encouraged to participate in the certification program. All lectures are part of didactics curriculum.

Scholarly Activity and Quality Improvement

Fellows are expected to participate and complete research projects based on personal interests and availability. The program provides six months of protected time for trainees to conduct clinical or basic science research. Fellows will choose a faculty mentor early in their first year in the area of research they wish to pursue. Fellows are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for national meetings and papers for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Presentation in Regional/ National Meetings

Multiple opportunities are available for fellows to present their work in regional and national meetings. Each fellow has designated amount of fund for this purpose. Additional funding is provided on case by case basis based on merits of presentation. Our fellows have presented regularly in regional and national meetings. 

Additionally, ILD/ Sarcoidosis and CF program sponsors one-two fellow each per year to travel to national meetings related to above subjects.

Last Published: Oct 22, 2019