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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit

Medical Staff

Kathy Austin, R.N.

Austin, Kathy D., RN, MSN, ACNP-BC,CCRN

Mrs. Austin functions as a Nurse Practitioner for the Methodist Medical Intensivists Team at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She received an Associate degree in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, a BSN degree from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, and a MSN degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia in the Adult Acute Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner Program. She has over 25 years experience in critical care which encompasses clinical practice, nursing education, health care policy, health care research and quality assurance. She worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia Health System and Northern Virginia Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates.

She serves as preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and Advanced Practice Nursing students. She designed educational programs such as Critical Care Pharmacology, Mechanical Ventilation in Critical Care and Hemodynamic Monitoring. She is a member of various hospital-wide committees and professional organizations such as Critical Care Clinical Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, Multi-disciplinary Approach Committee, Houston Area Chapter of Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is also an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) instructor, a FCCS (Fundamentals Critical Care Support) instructor and a long standing CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse). Most recently, she served as a primary speaker at the 2009 National Teaching Institute – Critical Care Exposition presenting on, "Looking Beyond the Parameters: An Advanced Assessment of Weaning Impediments."

Dr. Deepa Bangalore

Bangalore, Deepa, M.D.

Dr. Deepa Bangalore is currently working as an intensivist with the Medical ICU team, Dept. of Medicine. She has completed her critical care fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in June 2008 and since then has worked at The Methodist Hospital. She 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.

Dr. Zoulficar Kobeisse

Kobeissi, Zoulficar A., M.D.

Dr. Kobeissi achieved his MD 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. He completed his critical care fellowship at UMDNJ/Cooper University Medical Center, Camden, New Jersy in July 2004. Dr. Kobeissi served as a staff intensivisit at St. Joseph Hospital medical/surgical ICU Bangor, Maine from 2004 to 2006, and as a co-director of the medical/surgical ICU at St. Joseph Hospital from 2006 to 2008. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Areas of interest include thromboembolism in the ICU and coagulation disorders in sepsis.

Dr. Janice Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Janice, M.D.

Dr. Janice L. Zimmerman is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and adjunct Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is Head of the Critical Care Division for the Department of Medicine and Director of the MICU at The Methodist Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. She attended medical school and completed residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Zimmerman is a Fellow of SCCM, ACCP, and ACP and an elected Council member of SCCM. She lectures at regional, national and international critical care meetings and board review courses. Her areas of expertise and interest include sepsis, ARDS, asthma, overdoses, and noninvasive ventilation.