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Adil                           Shujaat

Adil Shujaat MD, FCCP

Department of Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

I am a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician with expertise in pleural diseases and pulmonary vascular diseases, particularly pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension related to respiratory disorders. At the UBMD multispecialty clinic in Amherst, I see patients with pleural diseases and pulmonary vascular diseases as well as patients with a wide range of respiratory problems, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis and pulmonary hypertension. I am an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC). I am also a pulmonary consultant in these hospitals and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).

I am one of the few pulmonologists in the country trained in pleuroscopy (medical thoracoscopy), an endoscopic procedure most commonly performed to obtain pleural biopsy to diagnose and stage malignancy and to treat malignant pleural effusion. Compared to surgery, this is a low-risk procedure that can be done under conscious sedation and with a single incision. I am skilled in a number of other advanced procedures: endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), ultrasound-guided pleural pigtail catheter placement, tunneled pleural catheter placement, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy.

I am exploring ways to improve the diagnosis of pulmonary vascular diseases so they may be diagnosed and treated at a stage early enough to impact survival. I have reported real-life clinical experience with the off-label compassionate use of pulmonary vaso-active therapy in different forms of pulmonary hypertension; I have also performed systematic reviews of the use of such therapy in different forms of pulmonary hypertension to identify the patient populations that are most likely to benefit from such therapy and should be targets of randomized clinical trials. Additionally, I am exploring using pulmonary vaso-active therapy in pulmonary hypertension that results from obesity hypoventilation syndrome. I collaborate with specialists that include UBMD physicians with expertise in cardiology, pulmonology and critical care, to establish a pulmonary embolism response team at BGMC.

I teach medical students in years two through four. I teach and supervise medical students, residents and fellows who rotate with me at BGMC and Buffalo VAMC, and I also speak at grand rounds lectures at these hospitals. At the center of my teaching is a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to the management of clinical problems in pulmonary and critical care. I welcome opportunities to mentor medical students, residents and fellows, and I invite trainees to approach me for research supervision and collaboration.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, St. Luke‘s and Roosevelt Hospitals of Columbia University (2006)
  • Cert, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Cert, Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
  • Cert, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Luke‘s and Roosevelt Hospitals of Columbia University (2003)
  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College (1998)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2015-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Florida at Jacksonville (2010–2015)
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician, Grenada Lake Medical Center (2007–2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award (2013)
  • University of Florida at Jackonville Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award (2011)
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award (2010)
  • St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals' Award for Clinical Excellence in Medicine (2003)

Research Expertise:
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases: Pulmonary hypertension and Pulmonary embolism

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Al-Saffar F, Gupta E, Siddiqi F, Faisal M, Cury JD, Louis M, Seeram V, Jones LM, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Effect of PEEP on development of upper deep venous thrombosis in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; 191.
  • Kapoor S, Al-Saffar F, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Autologous blood patch pleurodesis for persistent air-leak from secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; 191.
  • Al-Saffar F, Torres-Miranda D, Ibrahim S, Shujaat A.. Normal flora can take your breath away and mess with your brain.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; 191.
  • Najjar N, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Diagnostic accuracy of trans-esophageal echocardiography in suspected central pulmonary embolism- a meta-analysis.. Chest. 2014; 146(4).
  • Mourad B, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Effect of PAH specific therapy on pulmonary hemodynamics and six minute walk distance in pulmonary hypertension secondary to interstitial lung disease: a meta-analysis.. Chest. 2014; 146(4).
  • Mourad B, Bhatti H, Cury JD, Shujaat A.. Black lungs in a crack enthusiast.. Chest. 2014; 146(4).
  • Al-Saffar F, Ibrahim S, Seeram V, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. EBUS to the rescue when CTPA fails you.. Chest. 2014; 146(4).
  • Shujaat A, Bajwa AA.. Efficacy and safety of thrombolysis in pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis. Chest. 2014; 146(4).
  • Faisal M, Siddiqi FS, Alkaddour A, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Effect of PAH specific therapy on pulmonary hemodynamics and six minute walk distance in portopulmonary hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189.
  • Siddiqi FS, Faisal M, Bajwa AA, Shujaat A.. Effect of PAH specific therapy on six minute walk distance in connective tissue disease associated pulmonary arterial hypertension: a meta-analysis.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189.
  • Singh A, Girdhar A, Shujaat A, Cury JD, Jones LJ, Bajwa AA.. The impact of inhaled Flolan on oxygenation in ARDS.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189.
  • Bhatti H, Ramdass A, Yaqoob M, Cury JD, Shujaat A, Jones L, Bajwa AA.. Factors related to failure of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation leading to invasive mechanical ventilation.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014; 189.
  • Qureshi T, Shujaat A, Seeram V, Bhatti H, Jones L, Cury JD, Bajwa AA.. Comparison of baseline characteristics of pulmonary arterial hypertension patients that require combination therapy compared to those maintained on monotherapy.. Chest. 2013.
  • Singh A, Bellardini J, Girdhar A, Shujaat A, Bajwa AA.. A rare cause of bilateral pleural effusions.. Chest. 2013; 142.
  • Girdhar A, Singh A, Bajwa AA, Cury, JD, Jones L, Shujaat A.. Comparison of clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients developing acute pulmonary embolism in an out of hospital setting vs. an inpatient setting.. Chest. 2013; 144(4).
  • Ramsaran V, Bajwa AA, Cury JD, Jones L, Shujaat A.. Clinical utility of thoracic computed tomography scans in the medical intensive care unit.. Chest. 2013; 144(4).
  • Shujaat A, Bajwa AA, Bellardini J, Usman F, Jones L, Cury JD. Diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography combined with chest CT in pulmonary hypertension. Chest. 2013; 144(4).
  • Shujaat A, Bajwa AA, Usman F, Jones L, Cury JD.. Safety and accuracy of pleuroscopy performed by pulmonary fellows in a major university hospital. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187.
  • Shujaat A, Bajwa AA, Bellardini J, Jones L, Usman F, Cury JD. Use of PAH specific therapy in non-WHO group I pulmonary hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187.
  • Bhatti H, Bajwa AA, Usman F, Shujaat A, Cury JD, Jones L.. Diagnostic yield of EBUS-TBNA in centrally located lung masses.. Chest. 2012; 142(4).
  • Bhatti H, Shujaat A, Bajwa AA, Usman F.. Pleural effusion in HIV.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012; 187.
  • Seeram V, Bajwa A, Cury JD, Shujaat A, Jones L, Ramsaran V, Usman F.. Clinical and radiological characteristics of hospitalized patients with COPD exacerbation and cocaine use.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012; 185.
  • Samuel V, Singh A, Cury JD, Shujaat A, Bajwa AA.. Prevalence of cocaine use in patients with intra-parenchymal hemorrhage.. Chest. 2011; 140(4).
  • Shujaat A, Shapiro JM, Eden E.. Utilization of spiral CT pulmonary angiography in the evaluation of suspected pulmonary embolism in a large urban emergency department. Chest. 2006; 130(4).
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Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High ST
Room C206
Buffalo, NY 14221
Phone: 716-859-7534
Fax: 716-859-1491
Email: ashujaat@buffalo.edu

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