Salim Surani

Texas A&M University – Central Texas

Dr. Salim Surani currently works as the Chair of Critical Care services at Corpus Christi Medical Center. He serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Texas A&M University. He also serves as the program director for Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi. He has done his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas. Dr. Surani has done his Master in Public Health, & Epidemiology from Yale University and Masters in Health Management from University of Texas, Dallas. Dr. Surani also has served as board trustee and secretary of THE CHEST Foundation. He currently serves as chair for ACCP practice operations steering committee and steering committee member for the executive committee of networks of American College of CHEST Physicians. Dr. Surani has authored more than 250 articles in the peer review journals and has written several books and book chapters. He is involved in teaching residents for more than two decades. He has been instrumental in starting Emergency Medicine residency program, Pharmacy residency program and pulmonary and critical care residency program. He has been named as faculty of the year award numerous times. He has established himself as Master Clinician who has trained significant numbers of practicing primary care, internal medicine and emergency physicians in the Coastal Bend region. He has served as an independent grant reviewer for Government of Australia, Government of Singapore, as well as European Nation via Rannis. He also serves as ad hoc reviewer for more than 20 journals. He has served as a speaker in several regional, national and international scientific conferences. His area of expertise includes critical care, sleep medicine, ICU infections and practice operations. Dr. Surani serves as Thursday morning health segment for Channel III news Corpus Christi (ABC affiliate), and Honorary Co-Anchor for COVID, first edition in Kiii TV (affiliate of ABC News). He has also served in committee for several national organizations and has received several communities and teaching awards, including Health Care Hero award, Humanitarian awards by American College of Physician, American College of Chest Physicians and Texas Medical Association. Dr. Surani is highly regarding among his peers and is very well respected as a mentor, clinician and humanitarian.

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More than 10,000 patients are hospitalized every year with Legionnaires' disease in the United States alone. Legionnaires' disease is also an important public health topic as it involves environmental and public issues, as far as its spread and prevention are concerned. With an aging population, increasing number of transplants, increasing use of immunosuppressive medications, and compromised immunity due to multiorgan system disease, Legionnaires' disease is emerging as an important disease.

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