Dr. Mohammed Abbasi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in July, 2019.
Dr. Abbasi completed his graduate medical training at New York University School of Medicine where he fell in love with internal medicine.
He discovered point of care ultrasound during his internal medicine training at Northwell where he had the fortune of working with internationally recognized physicians in the field. Its use in managing critically ill patients fascinated him and drew him to pulmonary and critical care as a specialty. He published research and case reports on interesting findings regarding bedside ultrasound. He also had an opportunity to travel to Uganda, Africa to volunteer at a rural hospital where he managed tropical diseases and a host of other diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, asthma and rare cardiac diseases.
During his specialty training at Montefiore in the Bronx, he developed a particular interest in interventional pulmonology and lung transplant. He became adept at a range of procedures including endotracheal intubation, thoracentesis and chest tube insertion, central line placement and flexible bronchoscopy. He also had some training in performing percutaneous tracheostomy and transesophageal echocardiograms. However, Dr. Abbasi wanted to further advance his pulmonary procedural skills and decided to pursue a career in interventional pulmonology which drove him to Washington University for further training.
Dr. Abbasi is currently engaged in research which involves studying tools and techniques for the biopsy of peripheral lung lesions. He is interested in learning advanced bronchoscopy with newer generation navigational tools. His teaching interests include bedside ultrasound in the critically ill and interstitial lung disease diagnosis and management. Dr. Abbasi wishes to join an academic practice where he can work with residents and fellows.