Salim R. Surani

Texas A&M University – Central Texas United States of America

Dr. Salim Surani is an adjunct clinical professor at Texas A&M University, USA. He is also a voluntary professor at the University of Houston, Texas, USA, and a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. He has served as the program director for the Pulmonary Fellowship Program at the Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Surani obtained a master’s degree in public health and epidemiology from Yale University, Connecticut, USA, and a master’s in health management from the University of Texas, Dallas, USA. Dr. Surani has served as a board trustee for The CHEST Foundation and on numerous national and international committees. He is currently in a leadership position at several national and international societies/boards. He is editor-in-chief, an editorial board member, and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Surani has authored more than 400 journal articles and 50 book chapters. He has established himself as a master clinician who has trained many practicing primary care, internal medicine, and emergency physicians and pulmonary critical care fellows in the Coastal Bend region in the United States. Dr. Surani is highly regarded among his peers and is very well respected as a mentor, clinician, and humanitarian.

Salim R. Surani

3books edited

11chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Salim R. Surani

In the United States, respiratory failure accounts for 1275 cases per 100,000 people. The etiology of respiratory failure can be diverse, encompassing obstructive and restrictive lung diseases, among others. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant surge in respiratory failure cases among patients admitted to hospitals, particularly those requiring intensive care. This book explores the pathophysiology of respiratory failure and insufficiency associated with COVID-19 illness as well as obstructive lung disease. It also delves into respiratory insufficiency stemming from liver disease and burns and discusses the role of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in managing patients with respiratory insufficiency. This book is a useful resource for medical students, residents, physicians, and nurses alike.

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