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Dr. Abubakr Bajwa

Division Chief
University of Florida College of Medicine
655 W 8th street

Brief Biography:

September 1998: Graduation, King Edward Medical College, Lahore Pakistan.
July 2000- June 2003: Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls.
July 2003- June 2005: Critical Care Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
July 2005 - June 2007: Pulmonary Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.

Board Certification(s) / Eligibility:
1. American Board of Internal Medicine- Certified
2. Critical Care Medicine- Certified
3. Pulmonary Diseases- Certified
4 Sleep Medicine- Eligible

Medical Licensure:
State of Florida, Department of Health


Academic positions:

Division Chief

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical Director Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic

Co- Director Sleep Laboratory

Director Medical Intensive Care unit


Research interests:

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Interstitial Lung Diseasae

Pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease

Impact of recreational drug use on pulmonary system


Any other information:

Reviewer, Editorial Board and Invited  authorships:
1. Editorial advisory board - Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine.April 2011-Current
2. Reviewer - International Medical Case Reports, June 2011 – Current
3. Reviewer - International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2011- Current
4. Reviewer - Heart & Lung The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. July 2011 – Current.
5. Reviewer - Acta Medica Academica. Sept 2010 - Current
6. Reviewer - International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science.
7. Invited author - Northeast Florida Medicine Journal.

Honors and Awards:
1. University of Florida, Exemplary Teacher Award April, 2011
2. Recognition Award, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association April, 2011
3. University of South Dakota, Resident of the year award, 2003

Professional Interests:
1. Established and developed a Pulmonary Interventional Procedure Service at University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville which specializes in:
2. Endobronchial ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided procedures.
3. Tumor resection and de-bulking, utilizing APC, cautry and snare instruments.
4. Tracheobronchial stenting via flexible bronchoscopy.
5. Balloon tracheobronchoplasty.
6. Ultrasound guided placement of drainage catheters for pleural effusions and pneumothoraces.
7. Placement of endobronchial valves for prolonged airleaks and lung volume reduction procedures in furture
8. Established combined Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease clinic staffed by 2 pharmacist and one respiratory therapist/ clinical coordinator:
9. The center follows over 130 established pulmonary hypertension patients, over 45 sarcoidosis    patients, and over 40 interstitial lung disease patients since its start in January 2008. An average of 10-15 new patients are evaluated each month. We expect continued growth over the next few quarters. We are involved in multiple multicenter clinical trials in the arena of pulmonary hypertension.


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