Our Team

Mukhtar Ahmed Al-Saadi, MD, EdD, Dr. Al-Saadi received his medical degree from the University of Baghdad-College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Al-Saadi was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and then completed his fellowship in Critical Care at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Saadi received a doctorate degree in education and leadership in health sciences from the University of Houston. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Institute of Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. His areas of interest include right ventricular failure, shock and multiorgan failure, teaching in the ICU, leadership in the ICU, and bedside ultrasound use in critically ill patients.

Core Faculty

Timothy A. Connolly, MD, Dr. Connolly attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude along with election into the AOA Medical Honor Society. He completed an Internal Medicine residency followed by a Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is in private practice and has been volunteer clinical faculty at Baylor College of Medicine since 2002. He is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services at Houston Methodist Hospital and has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. His areas of clinical interest include COPD, sleep apnea, asthma, advanced bronchoscopy and sports-related lung injuries. Dr. Connolly has participated in the care of local and national elite athletes including members of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA as well as triathletes and regular “weekend warriors”. He is actively involved in clinical research projects using bronchoscopic interventions to treat end stage emphysema. He performs specialized bronchoscopic procedures such as endobronchial ultrasound, bronchial thermoplasty, cryotherapy, argon plasma coagulation, endobronchial closure of bronchopleural fistulae and was the first doctor in Texas to implant endobronchial coils for lung volume reduction as treatment for emphysema.

Deepa Gotur, MD, FCCP   Dr. Gotur completed her MBBS degree in Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in India. She did an Internal Medicine residency at Richmond University Medical Center in New York and completed her fellowship in Critical Care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist. Her interests include hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical ventilation.
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