Philippe E. Jaoude MD

Philippe Jaoude

Philippe E. Jaoude

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Critical Care Medicine; Internal Medicine - General; Pulmonary; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine

Contact Information
VAWNY Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-862-7366

Professional Summary:

I provide intensive care to patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), I care for adult patients with pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema, asthma, sarcoidosis, cough, lung nodules, pneumonitis and bronchitis, and patients with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless legs syndrome.

I have a special interest in the value of good physician-patient communication, and its effect on outcomes. Explaining disease process to patients, listening to their concerns and involving them in their medical decisions may have a positive effect on the results of treatment and interventions, and on their outcomes. I emphasize the importance of physician-patient communication with the students, residents and fellows I teach, train and mentor.

I teach medical students in small group sessions in their first and second years, including courses in respiratory pathophysiology. Third- and fourth-year students rotate with me in the ICU and on the pulmonary service. I also supervise residents in the ICU and on the pulmonary consult service, and I mentor pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine fellows in all aspects of their training.

My sleep medicine research interest is focused on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in patients with sleep breathing disorders, and on the interplay between PTSD and sleep disorders. My pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine research focuses on the relation between PTSD and Critical illness, and on pneumonia. Fellows are welcome to work with me on research projects.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • Residency, Saint Joseph University (2001)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph University-Beirut (2000)


  • Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Medicine, VHAWNY HS (2015-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • General Internal Medicine Physician, Buffalo General Hospital (2004–2008)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001–2004)

Awards and Honors:

  • American Sleep Medicine Foundation Physician Scientist Training Award (2014)
  • J. Frederick Painton, MD, Housestaff Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004)
  • Evidence Based Medicine Award, University at Buffalo

Research Expertise:

  • Insomnia
  • Overlap Syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • PTSD and sleep disorders
  • Sleep disordered breathing in cardiovascular disease

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2014–September 2016
    American Sleep Medicine Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • CSP 574 : A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Methylprednisolone in Hospitalized Veterans with Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

  • Jaoude PE, Vermont LN, Porhomayon J, El Solh AA. Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014.
  • Porhomayon J, El-Solh AA, Adlparvar G, Jaoude P, Nader ND, Jaoude PE. Impact of Sedation on Cognitive Function in Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Lung. 2016; 194(1).
  • Nader ND, Porhomayon J, El Solh AA, Adlparvar G, Jaoude PE. The impact of high versus low sedation dosin strategy on Post cognitive dysfunction in Survivors of Intensive Care Units: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2015; 7(2).
  • Jaoude P, Badlam J, Anandam A, El-Solh AA, Jaoude PE. A comparison between time to clinical stability in community-acquired aspiration pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia. Intern Emerg Med. 2014; 9(2).
  • Jaoude P, Kufel T, El-Solh AA. Survival Benefit of CPAP Favors Hypercapnic Patients with the Overlap Syndrome. Lung. 2014.
  • Anil Anandam, Monali Patil, Morohonfolu Akinnusi, Jaoude P, Ali A. El Solh. Cardiovascular mortality of patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with continued positive airway pressure or oral appliance: an observational study. Respirology. 2013.
  • Akinnusi M, Jaoude PE, Kufel TJ, El Solh AA. Toll-like receptor activity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2012.
  • Jaoude PE, Badlam J, Anandam A, El-Soth, AA. A comparison between time to clinical stability in community-acquired aspiration pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia.. Intern Emerg Med.. 2012.
  • Akl, EA, Gunukula, SK, Aleem S,Obeid, R,Jaoude PA, Honeine, R, Irani, J.. The prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking among the general and specific populations: A systematic review.. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11.
  • Raad, D, Gaddam S, Schunemann, HJ, Irani, J, Abou Jaoude P, Honeine R, Akl, EA.. Effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on lung function: A systematic review.. Chest. 2011; 139(4).
  • El-Solh AA, Alhajhusain A, Abou Jaoude P, Drinka P.. Validity of severity scores in hospitalized patients with nursing home acquired pneumonia.. Chest. 2010; 138(6).
  • Jaoude PE. Survey instruments used in clinical and epidemiological research on waterpipe tobacco smoking: A systematic review.. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10(415).
  • Akl EA, Gaddam S, Gunukula SK, Honeine R, Jaoude PA, Irani J.. The effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on health outcomes: a systematic review.. Int J Epidemiol. 2010; 39(3).
  • Jaoude PA, Knight PR, Ohtake P, El-Solh AA. Biomarkers in the diagnosis of aspiration syndromes.. Expert Reb Mol Diagn. 2010; 10(3).
  • El Solh AA, Jaoude PE. Bicarbonate therapy in the treatment of septic shock.. Internal and Emergency Medicine. 2010; 5.
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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Abou Jaoude P, Porhomayon J, El-Solh AA.. Effects of obesity on respiratory physiology.. 2012.


  • Kattan J, Abou Jaoude P, Ghosn M, Chahine M.. [Urgent hospitalization of known oncologic patients: frequency, reasons and outcome] Presented in the 13th International Symposium Supportive Care in Cancer, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 14-16 June, 2001. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2001; 9(4).

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Member (2013–present)
  • American Thoracic Society, Member (2009–present)


  • "A comparison between time to clinical stability in community-acquired aspiration pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia" CHEST 2012, Atlanta, ACCP, Pneumonia morbidity and mortality (2012)

Service Activities:

  • Continuous Medical Education; Education about insomnia.; Presentor (2012–2013)

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Contact Information

VAWNY Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-862-7366