Philippe E. Jaoude MD

Philippe Jaoude

Philippe E. Jaoude

Associate 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, New York 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 Medicine, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, NY (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
  • Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VHAWNY HS (2015–2016)
  • General Internal Medicine Physician, Buffalo General Hospital (2004–2008)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Jaoude PE. (2015) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), known as the overlap syndrome, Indications of CPAP and BiPAP.
  • Abou Jaoude P, Porhomayon J, El-Solh AA. (2012) Critical care management of the obese patient, First Edition. In: Effects of obesity on respiratory physiology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


  • Kattan J, Abou Jaoude P, Ghosn M, Chahine M. (2001) [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, (Jun) 322

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:

  • CIBERES;; Grant Reviewer (2015)
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care fellows evaluation committee; Member (2014–2017)
  • Cardiac Arrest committee; Chair (2013–present)
  • IRB committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Continuous Medical Education Education about insomnia.; Presentor (2012–2013)
  • Medical Residents Evaluation Committee; Member (2004–2007)

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Contact Information

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