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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Critical Care

Faculty - Critical Care

Janice Zimmerman, MD, MS, FACP, FCCP, FCCM (Subspecialty Education Coordinator) is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Head of the Critical Care Division at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Medical school, residency and fellowship were completed at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Zimmerman is active in several internal medicine and critical care professional organizations and regularly lectures at regional, national and international critical care meetings and board review courses. Her areas of expertise include sepsis, overdoses, and noninvasive ventilation. Publications include articles in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Deepa Bangalore, MD is currently working as an intensivist with the Medical ICU team, Dept. of Medicine. She completed her critical care fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in June 2008 and since then has worked at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Bangalore holds board certification in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine. She completed her medical school in year 2000 at Bangalore Medical College, one of the distinguished medical schools in India. Her areas of interests include trans-esophageal echocardiography for hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill, ARDS and ventilatory support.

Christopher Cortes, MD graduated from The Universerity of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1997. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Cortes then came to Houston for a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He remained in Houston in private practice at St. Joseph Medical Center for just over eight years before joining the MICU Intensivist Team at Houston Methodist in February 2012. Dr. Cortes is currently board certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine.

Zoulficar Kobeissi, MD received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital (Johns Hopkins Affiliated program), Baltimore, Maryland and completed his critical care fellowship at UMDNJ/Cooper University Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Kobeissi is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and his areas of interest include thromboembolism in the ICU and coagulation disorders in sepsis.

Raul Sanchez Leon, MD, FCCP received his medical degree at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, School of Medicine in Lima Peru. He continued in his residency at Centro Medico Naval (Peruvian Navy Hospital) and Metropolitan Hospital (New York). Dr. Sanchez went on to complete his fellowship in critical care at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Montegiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Sanchez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Michael Shen, MD attended University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas after graduating from Northwestern University. He continued his training in internal medicine at University of Washington in Seattle, then completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Shen is proud to be able to care for critical patients at Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the preeminent hospitals in his hometown of Houston. His clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, infections, and blood transfusions in the ICU.