Meet Ohio State's team of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine experts

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine comprises a comprehensive team of doctors and staff, all focused on delivering high-quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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Jonathan Parsons, MD

Interim Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Jennifer McCallister, MD

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program

Associate Professor - Clinical, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Physician, FGP-Pulm, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Meena Khan, MD

Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor - Clinical, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor - Clinical, Neurology
Physician, FGP-Pulm, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

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Shaheen Islam, MBBS

Director, Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Associate Professor

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Our Doctors
Our Research Faculty

Our Research Faculty

Sangwoon Chung, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
614-292-3494
Sangwoon.Chung@osumc.edu

473 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Manjula Karpurapu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Manjula.Karpurapu@osumc.edu

473 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Our Fellows

Interventional Pulmonology

Interventional Pulmonology Fellow

Interventional Pulmonology Fellow

Ashraf Rashid, MD

2017 - 2018 fellow
MD: Seton Hall University/St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Employer: Carolina Medical Center

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows

Lana Alghothani, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: Critical care and end of life care
Research interests: Critical care outcomes
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio

Bio: Lana Alghothani grew up in Upper Arlington, Ohio. A lifelong buckeye, she attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies where she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in biology and Arabic and a minor in Spanish. After graduating cum laude with honors from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, she completed an internal medicine residency there and stayed on as a fellow in 2015.

During her fellowship, Lana has worked with Drs. Diaz and Nana-Sinkam investigating the exosomal microRNA content of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of individuals with HIV and emphysema. She also serves on the ERT/code blue and diversity task force committees. Lana takes pride in sitting on the College of Medicine’s Admissions Committee, and has participated in its various activities, including Women in Medicine and MD Camp. She also has been invited several times as a panelist discussing diversity in medicine. 

Outside of medicine, Lana enjoys spending time with her family, exploring different parts of the world and cooking various cuisines. She has a special affection for coffee and often outscores her brothers when it comes to sports trivia.

Bryan Hay, MD

MD: University of Kansas
Residency program: Vanderbilt University
Clinical interests: Sepsis, ARDS, pulmonary vascular disease
Research interests: Clinical outcomes, ARDS, clinical education
Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

Bio: Bryan Hay was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas with a BS in biochemistry before also attending the University of Kansas for medical school. After graduation he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he completed an internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. After residency, Bryan started his fellowship at The Ohio State University in 2015.

Bryan has presented original research on pulmonary hypertension, ARDS and pulmonary fibrosis at several international conferences. He is currently working with Megan Ballinger investigating the role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Physician leadership is another area of interest. He has served on various multidisciplinary councils throughout his training and currently sits on the Medical Critical Care Operations Council and the Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Drug Utilization Formulary Committee at OSU.

Outside of work, Bryan is an avid sports fan and craft beer enthusiast. He also enjoys exercising, traveling and discovering everything Columbus has to offer with his family.

Steven Campbell, MD

MD: University of Kentucky
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: Quality improvement measures in the ICU 
Research interests: Pulmonary hypertension
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Sheri Shimizu-Saito, MD

MD: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Residency program: ­­­­­University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program

Clinical interests: Asthma, COPD
Research interests: Asthma, COPD, clinical outcomes research in critical care
Hometown: Pearl City, Hawaii

Michael Wert, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: Sepsis, ARDS and cystic fibrosis
Research interests: Code blue quality improvement, medical and resident education, cystic fibrosis
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA

Ryan Westman, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: Critical care, interstitial lung diseases
Research interests: Critical care, interstitial lung disease
Hometown: Park Ridge, IL

Avi Cooper, MD

MD: Harvard Medical School
Residency program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Clinical interests: Critical care, general pulmonary
Research interests: Medical education
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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Stephen Doyle, DO, MBA

MD:  Kansas City University
Residency program:  University of Kansas

Clinical interests: Sepsis, critical care, COPD
Research interests: Sepsis, critical care, COPD, medical education, quality improvement
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Derrick Herman, MD

MD: University of Cincinnati
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Van Le, MD

MD: Boston University
Residency program: ­­­­­Lahey Clinic

Virgil Secasanu, MD

MD: University of Central Florida
Residency program: University of Colorado

Clinical interests:  Interventional pulmonology, critical care
Research interests: Bioengineering, medical device development, pleurodosis, interventional pulmonology
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Joanna Tsai, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: Critical care, end of life care, sepsis, lung cancer
Research interests: Clinical outcomes, sepsis, lung cancer
Hometown: North Potomac, MD

Elie Homsy, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital (Med-Peds)

Clinical interests: Ultrasound, critical care, pulmonary hypertension
Research interests: Pulmonary hypertension
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon 

Arindam (AJ) Singha, MD

MD: State University of New York Upstate
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 

Jennica Johns, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Fellowship Program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) 

Kevin Patterson, MD

MD: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Residency program: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Clinical interests: COPD, critical care
Research interests: Medical education, clinical outcomes 
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan

 

Megan Conroy, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Clinical interests: Critical care, sepsis, general pulmonary medicine
Research interests: Medical education, quality improvement, critical care
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

Ryan Story, MD

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency program: Vanderbilt University

Clinical interests: Critical care
Research interests: Point of care ultrasound, critical care 
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

 

Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine Fellows

Sleep Medicine Fellows

Elsie Achieng, MD

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MD
: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Residency program: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

Yihenew Negatu, MD, MPH

YINHEW
MD
: Jimma University College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Ethiopia
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Fellowship: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Public Health Fellowship: Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
Hometown: Adet, Ethiopia

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

 

Abigail Gamby, CNP

     

 

Rebecca Cloyes, CNP

     

 

Cathy Benninger, CNP, MS

 

 

Ruthann Kennedy, CNP

     

 

Samantha King, PA

     

 

Jessica Schweller, CNP, RRT 

 

 

Gretchen Whitby, CNP 

     

 

Christina Sawyer, CNP

     

 

Lindsey Schulze, CNP

 

 

Amanda Meek, CNP 

     

 

Daniel Miller, CNP 

     

 

Melanie Lyons, PhD, CNP

 

Administrative Staff

Natalie Clum
Division Administrator
Natalie.Clum@osumc.edu
614-247-7719
  Courtney Jackson 
Assistant to the
Division Director
Courtney.Jackson@osumc.edu
   Stephanie Postma
Education Program
Coordinator
Stephanie.Postma@osumc.edu
 
           
Dena Baird
Sleep Fellowship Program Coordinator
Office Associate
Dena.Baird@osumc.edu
  Kelli Banks
IP Fellowship Program Coordinator  
Office Associate
Kelli.Banks@osumc.edu
     Jennifer Rindler
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Program Coordinator
Jennifer.Rindler@osumc.edu
 
           
Lisa Duke
Administrative and Fiscal
Operations Manager
Lisa.Duke@osumc.edu
     Thomasina Browder-Long
Office Associate
Thomasina.Browder-Long@osumc.edu 
     

Contact

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Natalie Clum
Division Administrator
Natalie.Clum@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-247-7719
Fax: 614-293-4799

Division’s office:
201L Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Schedule an appointment: 614-293-4925