Shaheen Islam

Shaheen Islam, MBBS

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-4925

About Me

I’m a pulmonologist who specializes in treating patients with lung cancer. My interests include interventional pulmonary medicine, asthma and critical care. I’m also an associate clinical professor at The Ohio State University. With more than 20 years in my practice, I know there is no routine cancer. I enjoy collaborating with my team at the OSUCCC – James to advocate for each patient on an individual level.

Clinical research is a key part of my work. My focus areas are interventional pulmonary procedures, lung cancer and pleural diseases. Some of my specific goals are to improve transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) diagnostics, as well as develop more effective treatments for diaphragm paralysis and non-malignant pleural effusions, or, fluid buildup in the lungs.

My findings have been published in several medical journals including American Journal of Public Health, Controlled Clinical Trials and Pediatrics, to name a few. I stay active in my field as member of the American College of Chest Physicians as well as with the American Association of Bronchology.

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Bengali
  • French

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Lung Cancers
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Units

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Dhaka Medical College


Sir Silimullah Medical College
8/1/1988 - 8/30/1989

Internal Medicine
McLaren General Hospital
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2001


Critical Care Medicine
Lahey Clinic Hospital
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004

Critical Care Medicine
Lahey Clinic Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005

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Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Pulmonary Disease)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Islam has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • UpToDate
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • University of Cincinnati