Lung Center Team

Adaani Frost, MD, director of Houston Methodist Lung Center, is board certified in internal and pulmonary medicine and was certified in critical care, as well as having undertaken a fellowship in lung transplantation. Dr. Frost’s interests include pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis.

 

Alberto Colomer, MD is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has interest in pulmonary hypertension, specifically in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. 

Tim Connolly, MD is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has special interest and expertise in COPD and interventional pulmonary medicine. 

Carl Dahlberg, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Dahlberg is a seasoned clinician and expert teacher with special interest and expertise in asthma and COPD

Clinton Doerr, MD is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine and accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has special interest and expertise in sleep-disordered breathing and COPD.

Ahmad Goodarzi, MD is board certified in internal and pulmonary medicine and board eligible in critical care with special training in the assessment of and management of lung transplant patients. He has special interest in advanced endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and therapy of malignant and benign thoracic diseases. 
 
Venessa Holland, MD is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, occupational and critical care medicine. Dr. Holland has special interest and expertise in occupational lung disease and neuromuscular respiratory disorders.

Thomas Kaleekal, MD He has special interest and expertise in lung transplantation and interstitial lung disease.

Lisa Kopas, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine. She has special interest and expertise in asthma, COPD and interventional pulmonary medicine.   

Tilottama Majumdar, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. She has special interest in end-stage lung diseases, particularly interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis associated with connective tissue and autoimmune diseases.  

Jayasimha Murthy, MD is board certified in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Dr. Murthy has special interest and expertise in pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and sleep disorders.  

Julie Nguyen, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine. She has special interest in sleep-disordered breathing and COPD.

Ghassan Noureddine, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Dr. Noureddine has special interest in asthma, allergies and sleep-disordered breathing.
 
Zeenat Safdar, MD is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonology. She has special interest and expertise in pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Sandeep Sahay, MD is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has special interest and expertise in pulmonary hypertension and sarcoidosis.
 
Jose Fernando Santacruz, MD, is board certified in internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Santacruz has special interest in advanced endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and therapy of malignant and benign thoracic diseases. He has particular clinical interest in lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, lung cancer staging, tracheobronchomalacia, bronchoscopic therapy of COPD and benign airway stenosis.  
 
Neeraj Sinha, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine. He has special interest in advanced lung diseases, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonary procedures.
 
Aparajitha Verma, MD, co-director of Houston Methodist Neurological Institute Sleep Disorders Clinic, is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine. Dr. Verma’s interests include sleep disorders and neurological disorders associated with respiratory and sleep disturbance.
 
Jihad Georges Youssef, MD is board certified in internal, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Dr. Youssef’s interests include lung transplantation and sleep-disordered breathing.


Our team collaborates with the following specialists

CARDIOLOGY
Arvind Bhimaraj, MD
Jerry Estep, MD 
Ashrith Guha, MD
Chun Huie Lin, MD
Myung Park, MD
Barry Trachtenberg, MD

RHEUMATOLOGY 
Viviane Bunin, MD
Jovan Popovich, MD

LUNG CANCER AND LUNG CANCER SCREENING
Eric Bernicker, MD
Reginald Munden, MD

PATHOLOGY AND CYTOPATHOLOGY
Roberto Barrios, MD
Philip Cagle, MD
Dina Mody, MD

CARDIOVASCULAR & THORACIC VASCULAR SURGERY
Brian Bruckner, MD
Edward Chan, MD
Puja Gaur, MD
Min Kim, MD
Mahesh Ramchandani, MD
Erik Suarez, MD
 



 
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
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U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No. 17 among 1,665 hospitals in the nation for pulmonology and has recognized Houston Methodist Hospital as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals. Learn more.

Houston Methodist Lung Center
Houston Methodist Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
6445 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.7779